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Living with the Himalayan Masters

Written by: Swami Rama
Narrated by: Dr. D. C. Rao
Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
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In this inspirational collection of stories, Swami Rama relates his experiences with the great teachers who guided his life, including Tagore, Mahatma Gandhi, Sri Aurobindo, and Ramana Maharshi. It documents Swami Rama's spiritual quest, which showed him that direct experience is the source of real knowledge.
©1978 Himalayan Institute (P)1999 Himalayan Institute

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"A complete and practical guide to the foundation of the spiritual journey...The vividness of the storeis is absorbing." ( New Age Book Review)
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good read

you will enjoy the stories and the message, brings clarity to spiritual path and the road blocks to it.

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good book who loves spirituality saints Himalaya

good book who loves spirituality saints Himalaya enjoyed feels like you are with Swami Rama.

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Great book

Everyone, especially youngsters should listen to this great and wonderful experiences of the himalayan masters!!

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Great listen

I was apprensive before taking the book but I have to say it was good choice. The narration is excellent. I wouldn't say it's in the same league of autobiography of a yogi, but good after read for someone who liked autobiography.

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One of the best spritual reads

Amazingly inspirational story of Swami Rama. A must read for all spritual seekers. I enjoyed every chapter and there is a practical wisdom in every chapter

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overall a great experience reading this book 👌

Swami Rama's spiritual journey ia eye opening and the narrator is calm and serene, will definitely recommend this to others.

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Altruistic Love & Light of God present in this

Swami Rama s this title gives Immense Nuances to delve deeper into Spirituality, Vedas, Upanishads,etc.

Aptly narrated by Dr. D.C. Rao, this title is useful to anybody who wishes to Prostrate before Guide & Guru, get purified & Surrender to the esotoric Path.

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awesomeness of this can only be felt!!

Amazing content and remarkable narration! Hard to stop once you start listening.
those dreaming of spiritual life must read this.

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Living with the Himalayan Masters

This book is very good. Swami Rama tells us about his background, his Guru and the various events that happened in his life while staying with the Gurus. It gives us a glimpse of the the possibilities that humans possess and of the various Yogis and their way of life and philosophies.
DC Rao has done a very good job in the narration.

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Loved it

These things are far away from a common person like myself, but with open mind it's fascinating how yogis live. jai Guru

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  • Ellen
  • 15-06-12

Amazing! all of it.

This narration was well-paced and a great voice for the book. Just loved it. Will listen to it many times. Congruent with material in Autobiography of a Yogi as well.

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  • Balasingam Shaiskandan
  • 20-08-12

Very Good Read!!

Where does Living with the Himalayan Masters rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Like Autobiography of a Yogi, this books gives to a lot of living experiences of Swami Rama. The narrator's voice is very clear and very good pronunciation of eastern names and scriptural references.

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  • Lowroad
  • 14-11-10

Fascinating

Very good description of how Yogi's really live and what their philosphy is all about. Written in a very straight foward way, very accessible. Reading this book, the question will or should arise "Is this true?". Hearing Swami Rama tell these stories you have to wonder about that.

Interestingly, what he says is not really in conflict with what the Bible says, nor does it contradict most other religions, or even physics. In fact it just shines another light on all such matters.

Most definitely worth the time. It may even make you reconsider your beliefs.

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  • Dagmar
  • 16-02-11

Love Swami Rama

Amazing book, great summary of spiritual teachings of Himalayan masters and in general. It was great reminder for me of all I need to practice myself. Thank you

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  • vikram
  • 07-06-11

The real energy Drink

It was really nice to know how such yogis undergo such a hard time at the same time they take the hardship as pleasant game played by God and challenging the same to attain the ultimate goal of every mankind " The Love Of God". Highly inspiring. It really got deep into my mind and made me to think deep.

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  • Tony
  • 09-11-09

A very good book

if you liked "Autobiography of a yogi" by Sri Paramhansa Yogananda then you're gonna love this.

but i think that it's fair to point out that according to wikipedia Swami Rama is far from being your next door yogi saint.

light and love,

Ananda

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  • Pournima Navalkele
  • 01-08-18

confused

this book doesn’t have any timed story, the writer goes back n forth between his experiences which are narrated in haphazard manner. hard to get a satisfactory theme from it!

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  • dev
  • 20-04-17

Guide to realizing the self

One must read / listen to this beautiful master to absorb the essence of the precious wisdom contained herein ... Hari Om

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  • Behudet Maat
  • 30-08-16

worth more than one listen

this is an incredible audio book with much wisdom from this great Swami that transcends race, religion our social status. I plan on listening to this many more times

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  • Ramesh
  • 24-07-16

thanks

excellent stories.. please bring more authentic books like these. give more references and index in the audio book

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  • Aurosish
  • 23-07-15

Good book and bit different

Liked the honesty with which the book is written. I look forward to read some of the other book written by Swami Rama.

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  • sanjay singh
  • 02-05-16

amazing

wonderful from begining 2 end. for the spiritual aspirant a must read. awaikens all senses

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  • Geetha
  • 08-08-15

Excellent Audio book that I have ever listened.

Explains our true nature through experience in different ways. Love to listen again, enjoyed. thanks.

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  • Shanti
  • 03-05-17

Great book

It was great book.I learned many profound wisdom and yoga practice.
I enjoyed every minute of it and alway look forward to read more.
Thank you Swami Rama .

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