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The Art of Joyful Living

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In The Art of Joyful Living Swami Rama imparts a message of inspiration and optimism: that every human being is responsible for making his life happy and then for emanating that happiness to others. This book shows us how, with a clear conception of the philosophy and meaning of life, we can truly enjoy our lives.
Paperback, 242 pages
Published October 1st 1989 by Himalayan Institute Press (first published January 1st 1989)
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Linda Belmont
Apr 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Another one of my "go to" books. It is indispensable to me. My copy is falling apart. A common-sense guide to life.
Pramod Verma
Aug 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As the name suggests, The Art of Joyful Living, this book provides you with a lot of practical suggestion to live your life in a happier and healthier way. You'll get the ideas to improve your personality through changing your habits and this book also gives you some ways for your spiritual uplifting. How to maintain a good relation and and how to control your positive and negative emotions have been discussed in detail.
Most of us try to rich the zenith of meditation but we fail due to certain r
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Prasann Apte
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
अपरतिम

परतयेकाने आयुषयात निदान एकदा वाचावे असे पुसतक. कुठेही कलिषट भाषा न वापरता सहज सॊपया शबदात केलेले विवेचन, अनुवाद ही छानच केलाय
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Good Book
Brian
May 04, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Everyone should be issued this book when they turn twenty-one. Amazing how we've all lost our way. I'll probably read this at least once a year from here on out.
Mary Harju
Jul 02, 2013 rated it liked it
This is a lovely and straightforward interpretation of the Yoga Sutras and a solid guide for meditation.
Yelena Casale
Aug 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Inspiring, hopeful and uplifting.
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Swāmī Rāma was born Brij Kiśore Dhasmana or Brij Kiśore Kumar,to a northern Indian Brahmin family in a small village called Toli in the Garhwal Himalayas. From an early age he was raised in the Himalayas by his master Bengali Baba and, under the guidance of his master, traveled from temple to temple and studied with a variety of Himalayan saints and sages, including his grandmaster, who was living ...more
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“A thought is like an unripened fruit that is not yet eaten by anyone. Ripening the fruit means bringing a positive thought into action. Many good thoughts die because they are not brought into action, so your good thoughts should definitely be brought into action.” 2 likes
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