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Although born in America and no stranger to the rhythms of American slang, Sw. Vandana Jyothi's Western woman's body contains a decidedly mystical Eastern heart. Half her life has been spent absorbing and sharing the teachings of her remarkable--most remarkable!--guru, the late Sri Sadguru Sant Keshavadasji of India.
Sw. Vandana donates all proceeds from the sales of her books to the Foundation for Cosmic Religion, a non-profit religious organization. The goal of the Foundation, of which she currently is President, is to live and teach the underlying unity among the world's religions, that is, that there is one and only one God whose holy Names are many.
Guruji, as he was known and loved by appreciative devotees world-wide, inspired her with his vision of building a place where all the religions of the world are represented, not as a stew of traditions but as a teaching facility and holy shrine which glorifies OneGod in all His/Her/Its infinite variety. Tatastu! Amen! So be it!
a love offering
Sw. Vandana Jyothi
“Guru Dakshina” is a term which means a payment of some kind, a donation given to the one who imparts spiritual knowledge, that is, a guru--literally, “the dispeller (Ru) of the darkness of ignorance (Gu).” Only light, of course, can obliterate the dark and where the light is, there is no dark. The two do not and cannot co-exist.
The illumined masters and prophets of the world’s religions since time immemorial speak of that Divine Knowledge coming in the form of Light. It is That Light which the Guru reveals when appropriate and according to the capacity of the individual to receive it. When That Light reflects in a stilled mind and reveals OneGod, it is what you call the “enlightenment.”
"Guru Dakshina - a love offering" shines a spotlight on only a fraction of the spiritual wisdom shared with thirsty Truth-seekers the world over by the author's peerless guru, Sri Sadguru Sant Keshavadas. Interspersed with Guruji's illumination of eternal knowledge are vignettes of the sometimes playful, sometimes painful, sometimes miraculous sculpting the author undergoes in order to advance on the path of bhakti yoga, the path of reuniting with God through devotion.
- Publication Date:
- 0983568901 / 9780983568902
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5.5" x 8.5"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Body, Mind & Spirit / Mysticism