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Sharon Gannon on Radhanath Swami’s Book

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Sharon Gannon Review On The Journey Home Book

Sharon Gannon

BOOKS LIKE THE JOURNEY HOME provide us with a profound opportunity to enter into presence—to have satsang—with spiritual seekers, saints, and holy beings through reading about their lives. This can cause a transformation of our whole being because we become like the company we keep.

Sharon Gannon,

(Author, Jivamukti Yoga, And Vegetarianism)

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“Sharon Gannon on Radhanath Swami’s Book”

  1. On June 23rd, 2010 at 6:27 am Amarendra Gaura Das Says:

    Radhanath Swami (http://radhanath-swami.net) book is glorious

  2. On June 24th, 2010 at 5:35 am Manish Advani Says:

    Dear Reader,

    Radhanath Swami has been a great inspiration in my life. He is one of the persons whom I cherish the most. When his words enter my hears it takes away all the anxieties, stress etc. which are difficult to overcome. People take anti-depressant tablets to try and overcome the pressure the face in their daily life but Radhanath Swami can take that away from you within seconds. His other sites like http://radhanathswamiweekly.com also carry some amazing stuff which you must go through to get more inspiration in life.

  3. On June 24th, 2010 at 1:49 pm Vinay Malani Says:

    Radhanath Swami Maharaj’s life is indeed very exemplary as borne by his book Journey Home. His quotes posted on http://radhanathswamiquotes.com are also very inspiring & thought provoking

  4. On June 24th, 2010 at 2:21 pm Navin Poojary Says:

    Radhanath Swami is great Vaishnav saint who always “practices what he preaches”.In my individual experience I have watched many great saintly personalities across faiths but none could match the Purity in Values which Radhanath Swami carries.He “walks his talk” as they say in Management jargon. You can learn more about him on http://radhanathswami.org/Radhanath_Swami_Gallery.html

  5. On June 24th, 2010 at 11:52 am Virendra Singh Chouhan Says:

    “The Journey Home” is inspiring and it shows that spiritualism is not a shallow faith but a deep faith with determind attitude of the seeker.
    If you want to know more about HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj on following web sites:
    http://richardslavin.com

  6. On July 1st, 2010 at 5:56 am Puja Malani Says:

    The book is so inspiring and wonderful .I happened to gift it to one of my friend and he liked it so much. He said this book is priceless and gives u a direction to think positively.

  7. On July 22nd, 2010 at 5:14 pm Vinay Malani Says:

    The autobiography of Radhanath Swami is a gem of a book which will bring a lot of positivity in our life & teach us to how to face different situations in life with grace & determination. It will also definitely lead to inner fulfillment of our higher consciousness & help us to be a better person.

  8. On July 23rd, 2010 at 5:19 pm Anil Timbe Says:

    After reading the ‘Journey Home’ I can say that I was fortunate to get it as gift from my friend. It is really marvelous read. In today’s society we see that many people do not care about God and create suffering for themselves and others because of exploiting mentality. Here in this book we find that how God reciprocates with those who want to know him. The spiritual Journey of HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj depicts from start to end that how God helps those who really want to know Him.

    I can also see that what wonders a sincere soul can do for humanity. The sincere desire of Radhanath Maharaj to know God and to follow on the path leading to kingdom of God has not only brought Radhanath Maharaj to the most sublime path but while walking on this path Maharaj is helping hundreds and thousands in true sense – by making them happy.

    My heartfelt thanks to HH Radhanath Maharaj for sharing such nectar with the world.

    At the end I can just say that “Journey Home is thrilling story and most amazing part of it is it is Real……….THIS IS A MUST READ FOR ALL”

    Anil Timbe
    Senior Consultant
    Geometric Inc.
    Fort Collins Colorado USA

  9. On July 24th, 2010 at 6:52 am prabhat kumar Says:

    The journey Home , an autobigraghy of of an American swami Radhanath swami is the book which tells in every situation how we can learn a good lesson for our life and every situation in life is a divine arrangement of lord—and so many things we can learn. My request is that please go through this book at least one time in life .—–.
    I thank Radhanath swami for writing his autobiography .

  10. On July 30th, 2010 at 3:12 am N.Swaminathan Says:

    No one I know of could put this book down before reading through it completely. One thing is certain – God does guide one if one is willing to listen. An amazing book by Radhanath Swami. No wonder everyone – all over the world – is talking about this book and this person.

  11. On August 3rd, 2010 at 7:28 am nityanand Says:

    Radhanath Swami is a spiritual leader, author, and public speaker. A practitioner of bhakti-yoga for almost 40 years, he helps individuals find greater inner fulfillment through devotional service.At the age of only nineteen, Radhanath Swami left his home in America seeking adventure and spiritual knowledge. After trekking across Europe for months, Swami Radhanath reached his long hoped for destination: India. After living there for many years as a sadhu or wandering monk, Radhanath returned to America in order to share the sacred knowledge and wisdom he had learned from the many holy men and women he had met there. It was an extraordinary choice, given what Radhanath had survived to get there: a journey filled with bizarre characters, mystical experiences, and dangerous adventures. The story is recounted in his recently published memoir The Journey Home – Autobiography of an American Swami. Reviewers have called Radhanath’s saga “at once an engaging yarn, a love story, and the evocation of a transcendent paradise in all its savagery, solitude, and splendor.

    Radhanath Swami emerged from his years of travel wanting to explain for others the beauty and rewards of a life devoted to God, and therein lay a dilemma. Radhanath Swami’s many followers and friends describe him as completely selfless and consequently unwilling to take credit for his work and restless when a spotlight is focused on him. By choosing A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami (1896-1977), a Bengali Vaishnava Saint, as his guru (after declining offers of initiation from several tyagis or renunciants in the Himalayas), Radhanath Swami cast his fate to the wind, cut his matted locks, and entered back into the society.

    RadhanathMaharaj.net gives us a complete collection of the teaching of Radhanath Swami. Teachings consists of Transcriptions of lectures delivered by Radhanath Swami at various places. This website is to inspire the followers of Radhanath Swami to practice the philosophy of Vaishanavism.i love guru maharaj very much

  12. On August 4th, 2010 at 3:47 pm saroj Says:

    More we read the book more we feel like reading again…such a amazing n real story!….

  13. On August 14th, 2010 at 6:55 am umesh Says:

    people from different following are also very much appreciative of Radhanth Swami Maharaj’s book which is just another proof of how much the book is intersting and a must read for all!!

  14. On September 10th, 2010 at 10:32 am sachin komble Says:

    Yes book is very nice.Radhanath swami has associated with all types of people.Still he maintained himself as a perfect saint.

  15. On November 12th, 2010 at 4:44 pm Sumit Says:

    Very nice comments for Radhanath Swami. They are very true.

  16. On November 24th, 2010 at 5:58 pm Davinder Kumar Says:

    My son Anuj is hooked on to Harry Potter. After he read Journey home he mentioned it is much better than Harry Potter.

  17. On December 15th, 2010 at 1:16 pm Tanmay Saxena Says:

    The book reflects the sincerity of the author to share his realisations with the reader. Worth reading, and then re-reading, and then again doing so.

  18. On March 1st, 2011 at 5:45 pm Vidya Patham Says:

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for writing such a wonderful book on your journey home.

  19. On April 18th, 2011 at 6:55 am Utkarsh Says:

    Thanks for your honest review. Especially for emphasizing on the importance of good association.

  20. On April 27th, 2011 at 11:55 am Jagdish Says:

    The Journey Home is the book for one and all.

  21. On May 9th, 2011 at 10:34 am Devendra Says:

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for writing such a wonderful book on your journey home.This shows us that life is full of obstacles & miseries,but if we are sincere,we can cross all obstacles. This book inspires us to be SINCERE.
    http://www.radhanath-swami.info

  22. On May 11th, 2011 at 7:02 am Pankaj Says:

    This comment tells about associating with the author while reading the book…So amazing if we can also get a drop of oceanic qualities of Radhanath Swami just by reading “Journey Home”!
    http://www.radhanathswami.co

  23. On May 11th, 2011 at 12:32 pm umesh Says:

    very true through this book by Radhanath Swami , we get the association of so many saints.
    Visit- http://www.radhanath.com

  24. On May 17th, 2011 at 12:06 pm Sunny Says:

    This book seems to be like a unlimited treasure box – so many spiritual gems that can simply upgrade our quality of life. I have reading the meditations written from this book @ http://www.radhanath-swami.net/ for a year now and just amazed!

  25. On May 17th, 2011 at 12:31 pm Kuldeep Soni Says:

    Radhanath Swami is such a great Vaishnav who practice whatever he says.

  26. On May 17th, 2011 at 6:11 pm Yogesh Khatau Says:

    The Journey Home Book should made a text book in all the universities for all students to read.

  27. On May 18th, 2011 at 4:39 pm Sujata Says:

    So true, this book has touched many peoples heart in one way or another to inspire them for a higher and deeper level of living…

  28. On May 21st, 2011 at 12:18 pm Sanath Says:

    very true – this book has a great potential to transform as it offers us a chance to associate with saints…

  29. On May 27th, 2011 at 8:52 am Gopal lila das Says:

    Well said… Journey Home book is priceless gift for the humanity.

  30. On May 28th, 2011 at 6:28 am Sanjiv Chandnani Says:

    Radhanath swami’s book is such an inspiration for all.

  31. On July 9th, 2011 at 9:01 pm Chandrika Says:

    Thank you for this post.

  32. On July 20th, 2011 at 10:37 am gopasana Says:

    very right!

  33. On July 24th, 2011 at 7:01 am Tallam Sita Ramaiah Says:

    “The Journey Home” is very inspiring and shows that spirituality is not a shallow faith but a deep faith with determined approach of the seeker.
    You may visit the following web sites:
    http://richardslavin.com

  34. On August 16th, 2011 at 9:09 pm gopasana Says:

    What Miss Gannon says is absolutely true!

  35. On August 26th, 2011 at 6:14 am Dr Niketa, singapore Says:

    ‘The Journey Home’ is filled with realizations of a true spiritual seeker and so it touches the heart of every reader and has immense potential of transformation in our life. One can learn confidence in Lord and genuine sincerity through this book. It shines lamp of hope in our heart. Sincere thanks to Radhanath Swami for sharing such wodnerful treasure with us. We are indebted to Him for this contribution.

  36. On August 31st, 2011 at 5:30 pm Milind M Churi Says:

    The book deserves all praise.Through diifrent types of experiences in a land totaly unknown to him,still his determination to find the truth made all the difference.Nice comment for nice book.

  37. On September 26th, 2011 at 12:47 pm Anagha Warade Says:

    Great Book!

  38. On October 6th, 2011 at 8:53 am vkarekar Says:

    very true

  39. On October 12th, 2011 at 11:39 am Citra Gopi DD Says:

    Beautiful review – association is the key!

  40. On November 23rd, 2011 at 5:36 pm Rajaruban Says:

    Beautiful review.

  41. On January 16th, 2012 at 4:10 am surekha Says:

    Thank you for your wonderful comments about the Journey Home book.

  42. On January 29th, 2012 at 10:45 am vijay Says:

    nice and sweet comments!!

  43. On March 6th, 2012 at 3:44 am rekha Says:

    This comments are very nice. There is saying that we become what we associate with.

  44. On October 2nd, 2012 at 11:53 am Y.Raja Shekar Says:

    There is no doubt in it that by reading Journey home book written by HH Radhanath Swami and taking his company will bring unfathomable change in our lives.

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