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Need for absorption in spiritual life

Need for absorption in spiritual life »

At the famous Kumbh Mela site, Richard (now Radhanath Swami) sat on the bank of river Yamuna and gazed at the sky. 

The black magic spells

The black magic spells »

Richard (now Radhanath Swami) met Vasudev, a handsome sadhu in his thirties. Although Vasudev wore immaculate dress, spoke the Queen’s English and

Essence of all religions

Essence of all religions »

Richard (now Radhanath Swami) was shocked at Ayodhya, the birth place of Lord Rama, the incarnation of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Richard

Always Positive

Always Positive »

An entire chapter in The Journey Home describes Richard’s struggle at the Indian immigration. It had taken him six long months to hitchhike across

Relief from material attachments

Relief from material attachments »

Richard (now Radhanath Swami) was carrying quite a few spiritual books with him and was attached to them. He had Bhagavad Gita,

Taking serious responsibility in spiritual life

Taking serious responsibility in spiritual life »

Richard (now Radhanath Swami) had begun his spiritual quest with a desire to learn many things from as many paths as possible.

From free samples to paying the price

From free samples to paying the price »

Radhanath Swami writes his realization that a guru or a spiritual master with the stick of knowledge cleans the dirty wax of

Curing Forgetfulness and Seeking Spiritual Treasures

Curing Forgetfulness and Seeking Spiritual Treasures »

One day walking along the beach at Goa, Richard (now Radhanath Swami) saw a small fish desperately flap in the sand. A

Society of Cheaters and Cheated

Society of Cheaters and Cheated »

Richard (now Radhanath Swami) was intrigued by an incarnation of Krishna who had apparently descended to earth. This was a thirteen year

Checking our tendency to criticize

Checking our tendency to criticize »

At Goa Richard (now Radhanath Swami) travelled to Calangute Beach, a haven for Westerners and there he saw the same old scene

The Scientific basis of Varnashrama system

The Scientific basis of Varnashrama system »

While travelling in a train from Haryana, Richard (now Radhanath Swami) saw an ugly incident of a teenager being beaten by his

Lessons from Nityananda Baba

Lessons from Nityananda Baba »

A man in forties, Madhava, befriended Richard (now Radhanath Swami) and persuaded him to visit Ganesh Puri to the sacred tomb or

Lessons from Bhagavad gita

Lessons from Bhagavad gita »

Richard (now Radhanath Swami) studied the Bhagavad Gita sitting under the very banyan tree at Kurukshetra where Krishna originally spoke to Arjuna.

Miracle of God’s creation

Miracle of God’s creation »

One person that amazed me on reading ‘Journey Home’ is Balshiva Yogi. This Yogi was frivolous and talkative, yet he was intense

More lessons from Mother Ganges

More lessons from Mother Ganges »

Every day Mother Ganges taught many lessons to Richard (now Radhanath Swami). One day Richard observed that although being in the swift

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