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Charles S.J White on Radhanth Swami’s Book

August9

What is particularly remarkable about Radhanath Swami’s The Journey Home is the striking detail of his descriptions of his daily existence on the spiritual path…. All of these is set forth in an elegantly clear[language] that completely avoids ambiguity.

— CHARLES S. J. WHITE, PH.D., Professor Emeritus, American University, Washington, D.C.

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“Charles S.J White on Radhanth Swami’s Book”

  1. On August 11th, 2010 at 11:20 am saroj Says:

    very interesting book!

  2. On August 14th, 2010 at 3:04 pm Srijana Says:

    An amazing story of a man whose life is completely controlled and governed by God and how he reaches his ultimate destination… HH Radhanath Swami’s story is truely fascinating and glorious!

  3. On August 16th, 2010 at 11:34 am umesh Says:

    Radhanath Swami Maharaj gives very wonderful details of the journey, i am amazed to see Maharaj’s strong memory of the incidents happening since his childhood.

  4. On August 16th, 2010 at 9:06 pm Nisha Says:

    very simple and easy to understand flow of the book

  5. On August 17th, 2010 at 3:11 am ananda lila das Says:

    The beacon light for spiritual seekers….

  6. On August 17th, 2010 at 5:23 pm Ravi Garg Says:

    Radhanath Swami has a very sharp memory……..thanks to Krishna for giving him clarity of thought & sharp memory

  7. On August 18th, 2010 at 1:06 pm Hari Says:

    I have read this book and found it interesting . I would recomend this book to all those who are eager to tred the path of spirituality .

  8. On August 19th, 2010 at 6:50 am Unmesh Says:

    The metaculous details in the book take reader to real situation.

  9. On August 19th, 2010 at 1:35 pm Samir Paleja Says:

    Yes, it’s remarkable book

  10. On August 20th, 2010 at 9:05 am umesh Says:

    Really Radhanath Swami Maharaj’s writing is very unambiguous. It makes the things very clear.

  11. On August 25th, 2010 at 11:08 pm Shra1wiz Says:

    Yes, that’s amazing. I am also struck on how meticulously Radhanath Swami pen’s each of his day’s experiences during his travels. Those days would have meant so much for him that he remembers it so well.

  12. On August 27th, 2010 at 3:56 am Amol Katkar Says:

    Well said. The lessons contained in this book can be adapted to our day to day life.

  13. On August 28th, 2010 at 5:52 pm Aman Jain Says:

    The books reveals the principle of how with dependence on Lord, one can overcome all obstacles in life

  14. On August 29th, 2010 at 11:15 am Hemant Says:

    The amazing part of the book is the the lucid and detailed narrations of Radhanath Swami’s journey to India. Not only are descriptions given, but Radhanath swami remembers so many names of persons he had not met before and did not meet again afterwards

  15. On August 30th, 2010 at 6:45 pm madhura Says:

    It’s nice to see maharaj’s book is inspiring people all over the world.

  16. On October 1st, 2010 at 1:15 pm debanjan Says:

    Its very perfect book

  17. On October 7th, 2010 at 7:56 am Jatin Says:

    Every page in this book has an important lesson. Thanx to Radhanath Swami.

  18. On October 8th, 2010 at 9:30 am CS Sandeep Shinde Says:

    It is a life changing book.

  19. On October 12th, 2010 at 7:52 am Vinay Rachh Says:

    Very nice book must read 4 all

  20. On October 27th, 2010 at 7:29 am Sumit Says:

    Amazing words from Charles about Radhanath Swami’s book.

  21. On October 28th, 2010 at 9:54 am Siddeshwar Bhat Says:

    Indeed, one of the most striking thing about Radhanath Swami’s book is the clarity of thought, it’s crystal clear.

  22. On November 1st, 2010 at 10:59 am Jagdish Majethiya Says:

    Amazing book – a must read for all.

  23. On November 5th, 2010 at 5:58 am Shivkumar Says:

    Most amazing thing is that Maharaj still remembers the prayers that he had offered in the situations that he went thorugh during the journey.

  24. On November 11th, 2010 at 2:51 pm Manasa Says:

    Its very true!!!

  25. On November 13th, 2010 at 11:38 am Rajat Says:

    True, the description makes you feel that you are there, you can see everything in front of your eyes.

  26. On November 16th, 2010 at 8:31 pm vikas Says:

    amazing story telling by HH Radhanath mahraj, while reading one would easily get lost in Maharaj’s adventures to seek truth.

  27. On November 18th, 2010 at 4:05 am rohit Says:

    so true.!

  28. On November 27th, 2010 at 6:35 am Vinay Rachh Says:

    Very rightly said by Mr.white that it is free of all ambiguities

  29. On December 3rd, 2010 at 5:18 am Dnyanesh Says:

    When i took the book to read, i could not stop reading.It is written in such a way giving every detail of Radhanath swami’s journey. I enjoyed the book. even after reading it once, i now and then open it and read and still i get lost in reading.I gave the book to one of my friends he also had same opinion, he subsequently recommonded the book to her wife.This is proof of how well this book is recieved by the readers.
    Thank you Radhanath swami for sharing your spiritual journey with us in the form of this valuable book, it throws light on so many issues one may face during his own spiritual journey and by doing so it prepares any one willing to take to spiritual path, for taking all the challenges which may come in the way,with proper understanding.

  30. On December 5th, 2010 at 9:24 am Yateen Says:

    I have read Radhanath Swami’s book and I perfectly agree with Mr White’s comment about it.

  31. On December 6th, 2010 at 11:35 am Sonal Kanwar Says:

    The power of recollection displayed by Radhanath Swami points to the extreme emphasis he has placed on all the recollected incidents.

  32. On December 13th, 2010 at 4:40 am Dr. Sainkar Says:

    I heard that the author is very soon going to come out with his second book. Is this true? Could anyone please guide me to a place where i can get a copy from?

  33. On January 7th, 2011 at 11:27 am Vinay Rachh Says:

    A must read for all

  34. On March 4th, 2011 at 2:28 pm Jagdish Says:

    Wonderful book – I have some friends who could just not leave the book till they finished. They read end to end. A must read for all.

  35. On April 5th, 2011 at 6:18 am Utkarsh Says:

    Indeed this is one of the best books I have ever read.

  36. On May 18th, 2011 at 10:27 am ankur sharma Says:

    I agree with Mr. White. Maharaj has amazing narrative skills.
    Also Visit- http://www.radhanath-swami.info

  37. On May 23rd, 2011 at 11:37 am Nanda Says:

    A must read book for all. The best thing about this book is how Radhanath Swami derives lesson from each of his experience and his determination to reach his goal inspite of the difficulties.

  38. On May 25th, 2011 at 11:48 am Pramathesh Simkar Says:

    Very crisp and elegant review. Radhanth Swamy’s life is like a clear transparent glass and an open book

  39. On June 29th, 2011 at 7:23 pm Sunny Says:

    Its amazing what Radhanath Swami underwent to reach his goal and even more amazing to see how he is equally (if not more) struggling hard to get the message of spirituality to people and help them. That is the reason of this book The Journey Home…what a divine personality…

  40. On July 21st, 2011 at 2:25 pm Chandrika Says:

    It is amazing how the author has written this book in thorough detail.

  41. On July 24th, 2011 at 3:34 pm Vidya Patham Says:

    It;s true. Radhanath Swami has iwritten such a magnificent yet humble account of his deeply spiritual experiences that even the common man can understand and appreciate his journey.

  42. On October 25th, 2011 at 4:03 pm vsk Says:

    its so true, the reviews talks about Radhanath Swami’s clarity of thought.

  43. On December 4th, 2011 at 12:01 am surekha Says:

    The comments given by charles is exactly true about the Journey Home. Anyone who reads the book will understand this fact. It is written in such a wonderful way that everyone tries to look into their own spiritual path.

  44. On February 7th, 2012 at 5:47 pm Citra Gopi DD Says:

    Great messages can be found in this book.

  45. On February 16th, 2012 at 2:38 am vrushali Says:

    Yes. The narration of the book is heartfelt, endearing and inspiring. Thank you!

  46. On April 11th, 2012 at 3:11 am Pranjal dixit Says:

    You are helplessly bound to accompany Radhanath Swami in his search of absolute truth while he writes each and every detail of his treasure hunt. Magnetism of this book doesn’t allow you to keep it away.

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