The mysteries of the soul have evaded mystics, sages, and gurus for centuries. Read more...
The mysteries of the soul have evaded mystics, sages, and gurus for centuries. Humanity has long yearned to discover the answer to our existence, and many spiritual traditions have evolved to provide those answers through sacred texts that facilitate journeys of transformation and discovery. Yet, never before have all of the spiritual traditions been distilled so simply into one easy-to-follow path--a path of love and devotion.
In this long-awaited follow-up to The Journey Home, The Journey Within guides readers through the essential teachings of bhakti yoga. World-renowned spiritual leader Radhanath Swami draws from his personal experiences to demystify the ancient devotional path of bhakti, capturing its essence and explaining its simple principles for balancing our lives.
His down-to-earth writing simplifies spiritual concepts and answers timeless questions in a heartfelt narrative that brings this sacred philosophy beautifully to life. What is love? What is the soul? Who is God? How can we live in the physical world without losing touch with the spiritual?
In concise and approachable language, Radhanath Swami sheds light on how to answer these vital questions and offers solutions to life's challenges with the simplest of resources. Reach beyond the material world and journey within to discover the beauty of the true self.
- ISBN-13: 9781608871575
- ISBN-10: 1608871576
- Publisher: Mandala Publishing
- Publish Date: May 2016
- Page Count: 320
- Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.4 x 1.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-03-14
- Reviewer: Staff
Radhanath (The Journey Home) offers a light and accessible introduction to bhakti yoga, a spiritual journey some Buddhists believe can reunite practitioners with the supreme source. According to Swami, one forgets “the love that lies dormant within,” and longings, desires, and dissatisfactions are attempts to recover that loss. Through bhakti yoga, practitioners see themselves as they really are—loving and loved by the “Supreme Beloved” through acts of devotion and compassionate service in the world. Radhanath often teaches readers through stories; his tales showcase the effect of devoting oneself to the “Supreme Beloved” and the great need for compassion in this world of suffering. By practicing yogic regulative principles such as ahimsa (nonviolence) and living compassionately through practices such as environmental care, community, chanting, and worship, one is able to “taste divine love” and serve the world and God. Radhanath’s teaching here is highly accessible and a delight to read; newcomers will feel welcome to bhakti and intrigued by his conviction and compassion. (May)