Paperback, 464 pages, ISBN: 978-81-89430-18-1, Ananda Sangha Publications.
The greatness of a great spiritual teacher is only partially revealed by the work of his own hands. The rest of the story is one he cannot tell for himself. It is the influence of his consciousness on those who come in contact with him—whether for a brief moment or a lifetime of spiritual training. This is the story told here in some two hundred vignettes spanning more than 40 years, revealing Swami Kriyananda’s remarkable qualities.
Working closely with Swamiji ever since her arrival at the nascent Ananda community in 1969, Asha Praver served at various times as his cook, secretary, and personal assistant, as well as head of Ananda’s publications, marketing, and public relations. She and her husband have long served as spiritual directors of the Palo Alto Ananda Sangha and Mountain View Community in California.
A gifted storyteller and highly respected teacher in her own right, Asha joins her years of closely observing Swamiji with many inspiring experiences shared by others. Personal reminiscences of life with a master teacher become universal life lessons.
What Others Are Saying:
[A] must for anyone even remotely interested in spirituality. Kriyananda has been an ideal disciple of a great master. —D. K. Kaarthikeyan, former Director, Central Bureau of Investigation (India) and National Human Rights Commission
Through this loving gathering of many hearts and voices, many will come to know not only the greatness of Swami Kriyananda, but also . . . the essence of the teachings of his guru, Paramhansa Yogananda. —Nischala Joy Devi, author, The Healing Path of Yoga and The Secret Power of Yoga
A remarkable collection of personal stories that reveal Swami Kriyananda’s inner character as a master teacher and spiritual guide. —The Rev. Canon Charles B. Atcheson, Episcopal Priest (ret.).
Swami Kriyananda is a wise teacher, whose words convey love and compassion. Read. and listen, and allow your life to change. —Dr. Larry Dossey, author, Healing Words
So many profoundly moving stories of selfless love, miraculous healings, adherence to. dharma in the face of overwhelming challenges. No need to extrapolate spiritual lessons from a time and culture far different from our own. Here is a twentieth century. American man who is also one of the most renowned spiritual teachers of our time. —Shanti Rubenstone, M.D., former Clinical Instructor, Stanford University School of Medicine
To read this book is to spend intimate time in Swami Kriyananda’s presence; afterward it is impossible to look at life in the same way. One’s understanding has been raised . . . to a higher sphere. —Richard Salva, author, Soul Journey: from Lincoln to Lindbergh
Profoundly moving stories . . . a book to reread indefinitely. —Anandi Cornell, writer, editor