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The Journey Within: Exploring the Path of Bhakti

The Journey Within: Exploring the Path of Bhakti

by Radhanath Swami


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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, New York Times bestseller 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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683831907
Publisher: Palace Publishing Group, LP
Publication date: 10/03/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 274,235
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I The Big Questions

1 What is True Wealth? 11

2 Who Am I? 25

3 Who Is God? 47

4 What Is Yoga? 65

5 What Is Bhaxti? 81

Part II Living Spiritually in a Material World

6 Distinguishing Reality from Illusion 103

7 Practicing the Dharma of Bhakti 111

8 Awakening Divine Love 135

9 Leading a Spiritual Life 193

10 Growing Through Adversity 215

11 Living Consciously and the Art of Dying 229

12 Becoming One Through Love 251

13 Entering the State of Grace 263

Conclusion 285

Glossary 289

Acknowledgments 299

About the Author 301

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