For over forty years Swami Chinmayananda was one of the the leading interpreters and teachers of the Hindu philosophical system of Advaita Vedanta,which establishes with exact logic the identity of the self (Atman) with the infinite (Brahman).Through a variety of institutions and methods particularly the jnana yajnas,rituals of truth,he worked to rejuvenate Hinduism by making hitherto inaccesssible insights of the Upanishads and the Bhagavadgita available to one and all.Thereby,he was instrumentasl in bringing the wisdom of the Hindu heritage to everyone,regardless of caste,creed,gender or nationality. This is the first bio-graphy of Swami Chinmayananda and retraces his journey from the boyhood in Kerala,through his carefree college days and rebellion against British imperialism then his spiritual tutelage under Swami Shivananda and Swami Tapovan.An account is given detailing the growth of a worldwide movement under his guidance.Included are conversations with him on different subjects that demonstrate his sharp intellect,deep wisdom and quick wit.He is undoubtedly one of the outstanding and influential figures in the modern history of India The book was first published in the year 989 in USA and suseqquently published and 12,000 copies were re-printed in India five times
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Nancy Freeman Patchen has spent a major part of her life in beautiful, natural settings in Norwich, Vermont, Sam Houston National Forest in Texas, and in India, including the Blue Mountains of Tamil Nadu (Nilgiris), forested areas of northern Andhra Pradesh, Uttarkasi in the Himalayas, and the hill stations of Rajasthan. She has written about many of her experiences and encounters in these off-the-beaten-track.
When living in Vermont, although she spent lots of time enjoying and exploring nature-and taking photos of wild orchids-in the most beautiful state in the lower 48, all of her writing time went to the writing of her first book: Journey of a Master, based on information she had collected during her two year journey through India in 1978-1980.
She then had an opportunity to return to India as the volunteer editor of a quarterly spiritual/cultural magazine. She had a lot of time to explore the country she considers the "heart" of planet Earth. She forced and finagled herself to keep journals of her travels, the places she explored and the people she met, so she would be able to share with others in her efforts to illuminate the reality of incredible India to the Western World. This journal was on-line free for 10 years. Now she is reorganizing the stories according to each state, and uploading them ebooks on Amazon.
Exploring Timeless India: Vol One Tamil Nadu
Exploring Timeless India: Vol Two Andhra Pradesh
Exploring Timeless India: Vol Three Rajasthan-Gujurat
She was able to complete the initial writing of this long journey through the generosity and support of her brother, Jerry, who provided her a place to stay at his vacation home surrounded by the Sam Houston National Forest. While writing "Timeless India," she begin to write of her many encounters with nature and its critters, initially for her family. Later she put these scenarios together in a book, also available on Amazon.
Welcome to the Woods: Sojourn into Solitude
Nancy Patchen in scintillating style captures the life and experiences of Swami Chinmayananda; tracing his story from birth onward, through his trials and tribulations as a sadhak, until he reached the pinnacle of perfection to become a spiritual Master and world class teacher. --Wikipedia
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