During the past year, many of Srila Prabhupada’s disciples have written wonderful books to make Gaudiya Vaisnava philosophy accessible to a broad audience. Jayadvaita Swami’s Vanity Karma features an account by a sage seeking answers on the meaning of life.Yogeshvara Das’s single volume biography of Srila Prabhupada Swami in a Strange Land powerfully captures the remarkable journey of a holy man with a dream who changed the world. Our Family Business: The Great Art of Distributing Srila Prabhupada’s Books by Vaisesika Das shares the history, key principles, and techniques of book distribution, drawing from a lifetime of experience. Finally, Shyamsundar Das’s forthcoming book Chasing Rhinos with The Swami is an intimate account of Srila Prabhupada’s preaching activities in San Francisco, London and Moscow.
Also released this year is The Journey Within: Exploring the Path of Bhakti by Radhanath Swami. In this follow-up to The Journey Home, 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. With illuminating references to Western religions and ideologies, The Journey Within invites readers from all backgrounds to discover the simple truths that unite us all.
The book has received stellar reviews from academicians, thought-leaders, and celebrities. Dr. Cornel West, philosopher, activist, and author has said, “Don’t miss the gems of wisdom and courage that comprise this powerful book.” Comedian, actor, author, and activist Russell Brand shared: “Radhanath Swami has conveyed The Divine Light through his writing with the gentle and seductive effortlessness that he does in person. This book is a joyful way to move closer to the truth within you.”
The Publisher’s Weekly review claims, “Radhanath’s teaching … is highly accessible and a delight to read; newcomers will feel welcome to bhakti and intrigued by his conviction and compassion.” New York Times’ bestselling author Marci Shimoff, known for her Chicken Soup for the Soul books, says “It combines the powerful wisdom of the East and the West, and I recommend this book to anyone who wants to feel authentic, lasting happiness!”
The Journey Within, along with the other books inspired by Srila Prabhupada will be able to enthuse devotees and also inform the general public further about the beautiful teachings of Krishna Consciousness.
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The Journey Within is now available on Amazon.com and in Barnes and Nobles stores. For more details about the book, please visit http://journeywithinbook.com and watch a the trailer: https://vimeo.com/165649056.
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Sunanda Das, Temple of the Vedic Planetarium