A Disciple s Journal

Author: Marie Louise Burke
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This is Sister Gargi's personal account of her spiritual training over two decades by Swami Ashokananda (1893-1969), the illustrious spiritual teacher of the Ramakrishna Order who headed the Vedanta Society of Northern California. Her journal starts in 1950 when the Swami started to teach her meditation in the Hindu tradition of Vedanta. Marie Louise Burke, as she was then known, went on to become a prominent literary figure in the Vedanta movement and later a respected monastic. This story takes readers on a powerful inner journey as Swami Ashokananda transforms the author's self-doubt into a rich and joyful spiritual quest.Sister Gargi is to be thanked for another important entry in the archives of world spirituality.-HUSTON SMITH, author of The World's ReligionsTouching, well-written portrait.-LIBRARY JOURNALThoughtful and uplifting.-MIDWEST BOOK REVIEWRare treasure of a book.-LIGHT OF CONSCIOUSNESSDeeply inspiring and a sheer pleasure to read.-VRAJAPRANA, author of Vedanta: A Simple Introduction

Shafts of Light

Author: Swami Ashokananda
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This is a valuable new guide to the practice of Vedanta and inner yoga: a priceless collection of spiritual instructions from Swami Ashokananda (1893-1969) to his close American disciples. Vedanta's eternal truths come alive in Swami Ashokananda's down-to-earth words of encouragement and advice. More than eight hundred passages for contemplation shed light on the spiritual path. Early chapters such as "The Agony of Conflict" and "The Secrets of Suffering" show how to cope with common problems; later chapters such as "Be Calm" and "Meditate" guide readers toward a higher state of consciousness. "Shafts of Light" illumines the heart of spiritual practice-its teachings can help seekers from any tradition enjoy a deeper spiritual life."Swami Ashokananda was a brilliant and accomplished spiritual teacher in the West."-HUSTON SMITH "Swami Ashokananda's words ignited in his listeners the longing for realization on their own."-AMERICAN VEDANTIST"Swami Ashokananda brought courage and strength to hundreds of lives."-THE BEACON

A Heart Poured Out

Author: Marie Louise Burke
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This popular book is now available in its first paperback edition. A Heart Poured Out is the fascinating biography of Swami Ashokananda (1893-1969), an illustrious teacher of the Ramakrishna Order who spent most of his life expanding the Vedanta movement in northern California while training his American students to lead authentic spiritual lives. Award-winning author Marie Louise Burke (Sister Gargi), his famed disciple, recounts the Swami's life and conversations in a personal style that is eloquent, witty, and wise. His powerful guidance-here brought to light for the first time-will help readers of all faiths deepen their spiritual practice."Soul-stirring account ... reveals the Swami's extraordinary spiritual stature with candor, integrity, and wit." -HUSTON SMITH, author of "The World's Religions" "Rapturously written biography of an intrinsically fascinating man ... highly recommended."-MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW"Compelling remembrance of a saintly life."-LIBRARY JOURNAL"Exhaustive et engaging ... this rare account is well worth the wait."-YOGA JOURNAL

Library Journal

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

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