Living With The Himalayan Masters is about Swami Rama?s experiences in the Himalayas, and the things he learnt from the great Himalayan sages.
Summary Of The Book
Living With The Himalayan Masters traces Swami Rama?s spiritual journey, and his experiences with the masters of varied traditions.
Swami Rama was born in a small village in the Himalayas. From an early age, he started living with his Guru. He was not educated in schools, but received knowledge from the sages of the Himalayas. His education was in the Himalayan caves and monasteries. These gentle sages nurtured in him a love for nature, creatures, and the entire universe. Swami Rama tells us about all these Himalayan masters, the yogis, the privilege of whose teachings and company, he enjoyed. In this book, he recalls his years with them, and brings to life those sages who taught him through their experiences, not through books or lectures.
In Living With The Himalayan Masters, he tells us about his master, known as Baba Bengali, who could read young Rama?s mind. It was with him that Swami Rama began his spiritual journey. Gudari Baba is another teacher Swami Rama details in his book. It was this Guru who taught him the value of direct experience. Then, there is Uria Baba, who believed and insisted that every individual has the powers of healing. Through these experiences, Swami Rama tells us about the unknown ascetics and sages, who voluntarily stay away from other people. These tales of sadhus and their siddhis impart knowledge and wisdom, which is otherwise inaccessible to the common man.
Living With The Himalayan Masters has an introduction by Swami Rama?s ardent disciple, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait. He tells us, in the introduction, how this book details what we should do to achieve success and happiness.
About Swami Rama
Brij Kisore Dhasmana or Swami Rama, was born to a Brahmin family residing in a small Himalayan village. Swami Rama wrote many books, through which he imparted the wisdom that he had gained through his life. The Art Of Joyful Living, The Science Of Breath, Choosing A Path, Meditation And Its Practice, Freedom From The Bondage Of Karma, Humble, Happy and Wise, and Love And Family Life are some of his books. In 1969, he travelled to the US. He set up the Himalayan Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy, where he tried to bring together the modern western scientific approach and the teachings of the Eastern countries. Swami Rama died in 1996.