The Art of Joyful Living
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In The Art of Joyful Living, Swami Rama imparts a message of inspiration and optimism: that you are responsible for making your life happy and emanating that happiness to others. This book shows you how to maintain a joyful view of life even in difficult times. A modern-day spiritual classic, The Art of Joyful Living has given guidance and inspiration to countless seekers on the spiritual path. The straightforward yet profound wisdom found within is a distillation of knowledge garnered from countless masters and adepts of the Himalayan Tradition, made available and relatable to the modern-day student of yoga.
In this transformative book on how to live joyfully, you will learn how to:
- Remove negative habit patterns
- Work through intense emotions
- Develop strength and willpower
- Listen to your intuition
- Nurture spirituality in loving relationships
- Find inner wisdom
- Create an authentic meditation practice
Give yourself the simple gift of discovering the joy that lies within you. Purchase your copy of The Art of Joyful Living today!
About the Author
Swami Rama, the founder of the Himalayan Institute, was one of the most remarkable figures of the twentieth century. His teachings, publications, and humanitarian efforts have rippled positive changes around the world, and have brought yoga into the lives of countless people. Swami Rama was born in northern India in 1925, and was raised from childhood by the Himalayan sage Bengali Baba. Swami Rama also received higher education in both India and Europe. From 1949 to 1952 he held the prestigious position of Shankaracharya in South India. He then returned to his master to receive further training at his cave monastery. In 1969 he came to the United States and established the Himalayan Institute. His best-known work, Living with the Himalayan Masters, reveals the many facets of his wisdom and his embodiment of an ancient Himalayan tradition. Learn more about Swami Rama's teachings in the Wisdom Library.
Excerpt from the Book
"Your culture teaches you to smile at others, but such smiles are only momentary and do not reflect your real feelings. Actually, there should be a perennial and real smile on your face all the time. To achieve that, you should have a clear concept of the meaning of life, and the philosophy of life. Then, you will start to live on a deeper level, and will begin to enjoy your life. When you understand your real responsibility in life, you'll know that every human being is responsible to make his life happy, and then to emanate that happiness to others." -Swami Rama
Publisher: Himalayan Institute
Copyright: 1989 Current printing 2003
Pages/Length: 171 pages
Dimensions: 5.5" x 8.5"
Yoga / Philosophy