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Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
“Let the standard of everybody’s mind be raised to the heights of his own inner glory and then man will feel for himself the greatness of the higher values of life and would be tempted to bring them down into practical life and live them.” – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
“We’re all just walking each other home.” — Ram Dass
“What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside.” – Ramana Maharshi
“All the scriptures tell us one thing: “Know thyself.” – Satchidananda
Posted on September 7, 2010 | No CommentsWelcome. This website is dedicated to enriching and expanding upon the content of the book, American Veda, which is now available in paperback (and for e-readers). When first published, the book was named one of the top ten books on […]
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Posted on September 2, 2010 | No Comments"All the scriptures tell us one thing: “Know thyself.” - Satchidananda
Posted on September 2, 2010 | No CommentsGrowing up in the 1950s, I was familiar with three kinds of Jesus. There was the one-and-only begotten son of God, Savior of all Mankind, who was known to the Irish and Italian Catholics in the neighborhood. And, among the Jews, there were two versions: the laudable ethical teacher—a nice Jewish boy, essentially, who met with a terrible fate—and the Jesus that never existed, a creature of mythology, like Apollo or Zeus. Then came the Sixties and I was exposed to gurus and Indian philosophy.
Posted on August 31, 2010 | No CommentsWhat India Has Given Us and Why it Matters In February, 1968, the Beatles went to India for an extended stay with their new guru, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. It may have been the most momentous spiritual retreat since Jesus spent […]
Posted on August 30, 2010 | No Comments“Hindoo” Texts Enchant Emerson, Thoreau, and Whitman For centuries European explorers, traders, imperialists, and missionaries had gone to India in search of everything from spices and fabrics to cheap labor and souls. Then, some who went to serve the […]
Posted on August 29, 2010 | No CommentsEddy, Blavatsky, and the New Thoughters Metabolize Vedanta Anyone who goes to a Unity Church or a Religious Science center on a Sunday morning is getting a taste of Vedic philosophy, even if the minister delivering the sermon uses […]
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Posted on August 27, 2010 | No CommentsSwamis Tutor Smart Guys, and They Tutor Us In the mid-20th century, swamis of the Vedanta Society were mentors to some of the most important thinkers of the era. As the opening of chapter 5 says of those eager students, […]
Posted on August 26, 2010 | No CommentsParamahansa Yogananda Becomes the Voice of India From American Veda: Among the people I interviewed about thekey spiritual ir infl uences, a high percentage named a book, and by far the book most often mentioned was Yogananda’s unique memoir. A […]