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Within this extraordinary memoir, Radhanath Swami weaves a colorful tapestry of adventure, mysticism, and love. Listeners follow Richard Slavin from the suburbs of Chicago to the caves of the Himalayas as he transforms from young seeker to renowned spiritual guide. The Journey Home is an intimate account of the steps to self-awareness and also a penetrating glimpse into the heart of mystic traditions and the challenges that all souls must face on the road to inner harmony and a union with the Divine.   

Through near-death encounters, apprenticeships with advanced yogis, and years of travel along the pilgrim’s path, Radhanath Swami eventually reaches the inner sanctum of India’s mystic culture and finds the love he has been seeking. It is a tale told with rare candor, immersing the reader in a journey that is at once engaging, humorous, and heartwarming.

©2020 Mandala Publishing (P)2020 Mandala Publishing

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Amazing

I'm not qualify to give the rating of this book, my heart was crippling while listened the book, wordless ,speachless.

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Blew my mind!

The unbelievable journey of an American teenager in search of God for his internal spiritual calling, it is just amazing. The positive attitude of HG Radhanath Swami in difficult situations of life makes us to look into our inner self with different approach.
Thanks for writing and reading this book for us.

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An audiobook that'll become your friend

I would highly recommend this to everyone who seeks adventure, and of course spiritualism, but adventure first. The narration is unearthly. Thank you for this, thank you!

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Spiritual seekers a must read

Sincerity at its best, Gold gets created only after going through all the hardships.
Its a great life journey told with same passion and Gods Love

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very eternal

mind blowing story of sadhu on spiritual path towards self realization and renunciation one must read

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Inspiring, emotional & enthralling

What a journey! Loved listening to the amazing enthralling and inspiring journey of Radhanath Swami.

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I am so glad that I came across this amazing book... couldn’t stop hearing .

Has been my best experience on audible with this book. Thank you so much Radhanath Swami and Kaur Gopal Das

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Wisdom of the ages in one crisp book

I couldn't stop hearing once I started. The narrative is gripping. The author has gone through such life transforming experiences and we can learn so much from them. So authentic and so engaging.

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For a sincere Seeker this book is a great

Inspiration. Especially for Seekers from vastly different Cultures to seek Realisation through Hinduism the oldest culture of the world, is Amazing.

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A true reflection of a spritual world

I am grateful to Swami jee in enabling us to witness his divine jouney. He has poured his soul in narrating his journey and sometimes, my tears rolled down after getting so engaged with the ups and downs of his emotions. This is a very precious creation of our age and will answer almost all the questions of truth seekers. The interpretation of Bhaktiyoga and his experiences with great Yogis in Himalayas and Vrindavan, his commitment of celibacy, not taking intoxicating material and to be vegetarian due to his love and compassion for all creatures will always inspire the mankind. Thanks for everything, I received from this book. Hare Krishna🙏

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  • Julia
  • 28-01-21

Excellent

What a wonderful book and narration! I can listen to it for many times without getting tired. So much depth!

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  • JOHN S
  • 03-11-20

Highly, highly recommended

A top 10 book & this is from someone who’s read/listened to over a thousand in his lifetime. I shed tears all throughout the book & it has brought me to a level of spirituality that even some scriptures could not.

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  • Harish Iyer
  • 14-01-21

Inspiring and Life changing

There were several positive things
1) The narration quality is excellent. The author is a natural story teller and has deep and contemplative voice. Use of various background sounds enhanced the hearing experience.
2) The humility of the author is inspiring. During his numerous unique encounters, I never heard him once criticizing a spiritual path, religion or person.
3) The habit of the author to take valuable lessons from both positive and negative encounters in life was inspiring.

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  • Liz Soria
  • 05-12-20

Wonderful!!!! ♡

Thank you for sharing your journey!! Amazing story of a spiritual seeker . The details made me feel like I was in India walking the path to my spiritual home. Namaste! Shanti!

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  • Celizee
  • 28-09-20

Thank you for sharing your story/ journey

what an incredible story! I am inspired by your longing for God, your courage, sacrifice and dedication. Thank you for sharing your story. I am moved and motivated to live a more committed life to the Almighty.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-05-21

Jay Shetty led me to you.

This book helped me understand the Think Like A Monk book more. He referenced radhanath swami and his book so I had to give radhanath swami book a try.
Very interesting experience. I can feel the compassion in his voice. I'm so happy that the author himself read it. This book has meaning, purpose, and life lessons. He has courage to do what he did at a very young age.

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  • Darius Jaeger Farraye
  • 11-05-21

An incredible testimonial of the author’s search for God

Radhanath Swami’s dynamic performance and heartfelt narrative, coupled with rich musical soundscapes, carry the listener through the heights and the harrows of a spiritual pilgrimage to India in the late 1960’s.

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  • Jessica
  • 09-05-21

Everything in it’s time has meaning!

This book came to me at the right time. I thoroughly enjoyed this book cover to cover. I am grateful for listening to it via audible because I could listen to it while I did mindless tasks that were made enjoyable since I could listen to Radhanath Swami’s story. To anyone who questions their spirituality, has a love for travel, or dreams to understand live through another’s journey this is a book for you. I felt a kinship with the soul of the author and didn’t feel alone in some of my questions or thoughts. I hope you enjoy this story as much as I did.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-04-21

An amazing journey!

I am greatfull to have come across this story. Rathnath way of discovering his calling is truly amazing. Humility, kindness, are among the things I have picked up on this journey. Great book!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-12-20

To love and be loved

Main spiritual law - which Radhanath Swami share - is - to love God - that mean - to love everyone & everything around us and find this like a God mercy.

Book is necessary for persons, who want to be alive.

Who find God and stay on the spiritual way.

Thank you, Radhanath Swami for your mercy.

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  • Marc H.
  • 01-01-21

A truly wonderful spiritual journey

What a wonderful spiritual journal read by the author in such an engaging way, his voice oozing charm personality and dare I say holiness. Makes me want to shave my head and join a temple

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  • MICHELLE FARMER
  • 21-11-20

Inspirational and impossible to pause

Radhanath Swami you are life embodied.
In the mist of the world's hardest times I chose your book to show me another view of your adventures and discovery of spiritual enlightenment and to serve others. I chose to listen to this as my positive quiet time on route to work and back. I has helped me in finding my dharma and study to become a counsellor for my UK police force to help those damaged by the events of 2020 find their self and inner peace again. I'm now engaging in my own selfless by service helping others heal. I have got so much from your book that it will forever be etched in my heart. Thankyou forever grateful

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  • Sonal Patel
  • 25-10-20

Home Sweet Home

I used to think things like this only happened in the movies...but I was proved wrong! A life of adventure, meaning and the deepest love can be ours...thank you for showing us how Radhanath Swami. Can’t wait to apply what I have learned in this book to my life, for a happier and healthier experience!

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  • Dawn
  • 12-10-20

Highly recommend

An insightful story and beautifully narrated. One of my favourite books by far, a journey worth taking.

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  • KS
  • 02-06-21

incredible story

left me speechless... I do recommend to all... that story will opens your eyes and helps you to realise many things...

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-04-21

Thank you for sharing your story!

Thank you for your honesty and for the inspiration Dear Swami! With Warm Regards, Zarina ❤️✨🙏🌸

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-04-21

Beautiful listen

This book truely touched my heart and enlightened my soul. All I am sure of in life is that God exists. Its hard trying to navigate your way though all the different faiths and the demand from some devotees to follow thier religion or else suffer the consequences... There are many different paths to God, that's what's important is that you love him and that you except his love for you.

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  • Alisia Houghton
  • 25-03-21

Lovely story, would listen again.

At the beginning his voice takes a while to get use to, but as soon as your completely involved in the story it’s not an issue. Really nice elaborate story, taking you on a journey with in-depth event description.
It’s very enlightening to listen to and there are many messages to take home. I would definitely listen to this again.

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  • Aheadspace
  • 12-03-21

Such a lovely heart warming story

This story is one of finding ones true home, of coming home to oneself, so beautifully shared. I was hanging on every word and experience, I laughed out loud and i cried tears of joy. A true masterpiece

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  • JS1000
  • 29-12-20

The one the best so far ....

I just loved everything about this beautiful book and author, Swami Radhanath ji.
Very well written, presented and beautifully narrated by the swami ji himself. The background music and sounds left me mesmerised; so many occasions while listing the book I had goose bums.
I am humbly touched by the biography and very inspired by the spirituality world.

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  • Joshua wairau
  • 10-02-21

amazing

amazing great true story of a man on a spiritual journey absolutely amazing book I'll definitely be listening to this again and it has opened my eyes alot into Krishna consciousness and Hare Krishna , I was sad when it finish.

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  • Shane Smith
  • 25-01-21

Written & Delivered With So Much Love & Compassion

This book has opened my heart. Awakened in me and the capacity we all carry within each of us, to love unconditionally.

An epic journal of self discovery, love, devotion, friendship and compassion, delivered by a masterful story teller.

A rare book that should change your life!