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With illuminating references to Western religions and ideologies, The Journey Within invites readers from all backgrounds to discover the simple truths that unite us. 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."
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New York Times best-selling author Radhanath Swami was born in Chicago in 1950. At age nineteen, he traveled overland from London to India, where he lived in Himalayan caves, learned yoga from revered masters, and eventually became a world-renowned spiritual leader in his own right. His acclaimed memoir, The Journey Home, has been translated into over twenty languages and sold in over forty countries worldwide. Radhanath Swami presently travels in Asia, Europe, and America teaching devotional wisdom but can often be found with his community in Mumbai, where he works tirelessly to help develop communities, food distribution initiatives, missionary hospitals, schools, ashrams, emergency relief programs, and eco-friendly farms.

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"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." -- Publisher's Weekly "The Journey Within was blurbed by Russell Brand and Cornel West -- Radhanath is, for all his humbleness, an intellectual ambassador for a movement, 'a general in the saffron army, ' as one of his friends described him to me. Radhanath later tells me that he's spoken at Princeton and Oxford, before the British Parliament, and at the Milken Conference in Beverly Hills. He's even chatted with President Obama." -- New York Magazine online "Radhanath Swami has conveyed The Divine Light through his writing with the gentle and seductive effortlessness that he does in person. This book is a joyful way to move closer to the truth within you" -- Russell Brand "Radhanath Swami is a towering spiritual figure of our time. He is a masterful teacher and a wise leader whose knowledge inspires me. Don't miss the gems of wisdom and courage that comprise this powerful book." -- Dr. Cornel West "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." Publisher's Weekly" Radhanath Swami is a towering spiritual figure of our time. He is a masterful teacher and a wise leader whoseknowledge inspires me. Don t missthegemsof wisdom and couragethat comprisethis powerful book. Dr. Cornel West" "The Journey Withinwas blurbed by Russell Brand and Cornel West Radhanath is, for all his humbleness, an intellectual ambassador for a movement, 'a general in the saffron army, 'as one of his friends described him to me. Radhanath later tells me that he s spoken at Princeton and Oxford, before the British Parliament, and at the Milken Conference in Beverly Hills. He s even chatted withPresidentObama." New York Magazine online" Praise for "The Journey Within" Radhanath Swami is a towering spiritual figure of our time. He is a masterful teacher and a wise leader whose knowledge inspires me. Don t miss the gems of wisdom and courage that comprise this powerful book. DR. CORNEL WESTPhilosopher; Academic, Activist, Author Radhanath Swami has conveyed the Divine Light through his writing with the gentle and seductive effortlessness that he does in person. This book is a joyful way to move closer to the truth within you. RUSSELL BRANDComedian, Actor, Author, Activist "The Journey Within " takes us on the most important journey of our lives the journey to that eternal place of love and happiness. SHARON GANNONCo-founder of Jivamukti Yoga; Author, "Yoga and Vegetarianism, Jivamukti Yoga, Simple Recipes for Joy" Drawing from personal anecdotes and on religious insights derived from the Vedic traditions and folkloric wisdom, "The Journey Within" imparts inspiring devotional teachings for today s spiritual seekers. EDWIN BRYANTProfessor of Hinduism, Rutgers University; Author, "The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: A New Edition, Translation, and Commentary" "The Journey Within" is a modern-day exploration of a diverse range of age-old issues, including the self, wealth, divinity, materialism, adversity, illusion, and consciousness. Radhanath Swami s second book is as revealing and fascinating as his first and is destined to become one of the seminal texts on enlightenment. MATTHEW J. OFFORD, PHDMember of Parliament, UK" Praise for "The Journey Home" Here is an inspiring chapter of our story of spiritual pilgrimage to the East. It shows the inner journey of awakening in a fascinating and spellbinding way. Ram Dass, Author, "Be Here Now" "The Journey Home" is a rare and intimate view on the initiation and process of becoming a swami through the fire of Bhakti and the extraordinary scared landscape of India. An inspiring journey for all. Shiva Rea, Author, "Yoga Wave" "The Journey Home" is the story of a seeker who became a seer. May many be inspired to experience what he has experienced. B. K. S. Iyengar, Author, "Yoga: Wisdom & Practice" A generational journey to the East by one who found the real goal of all seeking, "The Journey Home" is one of the most remarkable and intimate portrayals of the life and adventure of an American swami, providing the reader the opportunity for a similar transformation. David Frawley, Author, "Yoga: The Greater Tradition and Yoga and Ayurveda" Books like "The Journey Home" provide us with a profound opportunity to enter into presenceto have satsangwith spiritual seekers, saints, and holy beings through reading about their lives. This can cause a transformation of our whole being because we become like the company we keep. Sharon Gannon, Author, "Jivamukti Yoga" and "Yoga and Vegetarianism" This wonderful book shows how purity of heart can overcome all obstacles on the Spiritual Path. It sings to us of holding on to our dream of Real Love until it becomes Reality. Krishna Das, Kirtan Singer" Praise for "The Journey Home" "Here is an inspiring chapter of 'our story' of spiritual pilgrimage to the East. It shows the inner journey of awakening in a fascinating and spellbinding way."--Ram Dass, Author, "Be Here Now" ""The Journey Home" is a rare and intimate view on the initiation and process of becoming a swami through the fire of Bhakti and the extraordinary scared landscape of India. An inspiring journey for all."--Shiva Rea, Author, "Yoga Wave" ""The Journey Home" is the story of a seeker who became a seer. May many be inspired to experience what he has experienced."--B. K. S. Iyengar, Author, "Yoga: Wisdom & Practice" "A generational journey to the East by one who found the real goal of all seeking, "The Journey Home" is one of the most remarkable and intimate portrayals of the life and adventure of an American swami, providing the reader the opportunity for a similar transformation."--David Frawley, Author, "Yoga: The Greater Tradition and Yoga and Ayurveda" "Books like "The Journey Home" provide us with a profound opportunity to enter into presence--to have satsang--with spiritual seekers, saints, and holy beings through reading about their lives. This can cause a transformation of our whole being because we become like the company we keep."--Sharon Gannon, Author, "Jivamukti Yoga" and "Yoga and Vegetarianism" "This wonderful book shows how purity of heart can overcome all obstacles on the Spiritual Path. It sings to us of holding on to our dream of Real Love until it becomes Reality."--Krishna Das, Kirtan Singer Praise for "The Journey Home" "Here is an inspiring chapter of 'our story' of spiritual pilgrimage to the East. It shows the inner journey of awakening in a fascinating and spellbinding way."--Ram Dass, Author, "Be Here Now"""The Journey Home" is a rare and intimate view on the initiation and process of becoming a swami through the fire of Bhakti and the extraordinary scared landscape of India. An inspiring journey for all."--Shiva Rea, Author, "Yoga Wave"""The Journey Home" is the story of a seeker who became a seer. May many be inspired to experience what he has experienced."--B. K. S. Iyengar, Author, "Yoga: Wisdom & Practice""A generational journey to the East by one who found the real goal of all seeking, "The Journey Home" is one of the most remarkable and intimate portrayals of the life and adventure of an American swami, providing the reader the opportunity for a similar transformation."--David Frawley, Author, "Yoga: The Greater Tradition and Yoga and Ayurveda""Books like "The Journey Home" provide us with a profound opportunity to enter into presence--to have satsang--with spiritual seekers, saints, and holy beings through reading about their lives. This can cause a transformation of our whole being because we become like the company we keep."--Sharon Gannon, Author, "Jivamukti Yoga" and "Yoga and Vegetarianism""This wonderful book shows how purity of heart can overcome all obstacles on the Spiritual Path. It sings to us of holding on to our dream of Real Love until it becomes Reality."--Krishna Das, Kirtan Singer

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