The Journey Within: Exploring the Path of Bhakti
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.
The Journey Home: Autobiography of an American Swami
“A stunning story worth reading. Radhanath Swami’s journey from the external to the internal world is awe-inspiring. His determination as an ardent seeker of truth is clear, for at last he savored seeing the soul face-to-face. 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 Iyengar 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 “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 into initiation and process of becoming a swami through the fire of Bhakti yoga and the extraordinary sacred landscape of India. An inspiring journey for all—Shiva Rea, Author Yoga Wave 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 heart of mystic traditions and the challenges that all souls must face on the road to inner harmony and a union with the Divine. Through near-death encounters; apprenticeships with advanced yogis, and years of travel along the pilgrim’s path, Radhanath Swami eventually reaches the inner sanctum of India’s mystic culture and finds the love he has been seeking. It is a tale told with rare candor, immersing the reader in a journey that is at once engaging, humorous, and heartwarming.