The Journey Home: Autobiography of an American Swami
Within this extraordinary memoir, Radhanath Swami weaves a colorful tapestry of adventure, mysticism, and love. Readers 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...more
It's a common story of a common man like you and me, incidents which we go through in our daily lives. We meet impostors, quacks, charlatans .. etc. Some of us become a part of this society of black heart people, some accept it as the only truth, and exceptionally few fight back. Those exceptional souls don't let anyone dilute their souls and corrupt their hearts.
Some of the incidents f ...more
The book took many weeks to finish because of distractions and preoccupations but I did seek it out despite much mental and physical confusion. It offered a fluid and believable read. Radhanath Swami's journey from a 19 year old American Jew boy to become Srila Prabhupada's follower 2 years later was full of tough travels, conflicting experiences and much exploration. I ...more
This is an excellent book, and there is a wonderful insight into his meeting with Ram Dass and Neem Karoli Baba, my copy is covered with copius notes, and I have read this from cover to cover twice.
And definitely clears the concepts related to God and His-will, different religions. ...more
This book would be great for young people/teens because the author has a lot of "profound" revelations that most thinking educated adults would have already experience by the age of 27 (I hope).
This book made me remember the main commandment of George Carlin: "Thy shall keep thy reli ...more
Many incidences made my jaw drop. The meetings with various spiritual personalities are interesting, more interesting is the author's learnings from each of it. Author's focus on God is inspiring and so is his meeting his Guru. The account of travel through India is interesting ...more
I am flabbergasted to perceive my soul journey in his....
Eagerly waiting for his ahead books... :-) ...more