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Product Details

  • Paperback: 398 pages
  • Publisher: Sarasvati Productions (June 22, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1886140138
  • ISBN-13: 978-1886140134
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.8 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,525,056 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Swami Prakashananda's book, Baba Muktananda - A Biography, looks into the life of an extraordinary human being, Swami Muktananda Paramahamsa, affectionately called Baba by his devotees, was known by millions worldwide at the time of his Mahasamadhi in 1982. Swami Prakashananda has written a compelling portrait of this saintly soul. From his mother's devout prayers at the Manjunath Siva Temple in Mangalore, South India, seeking Siva's Grace for a child, to Baba's world travels. Swami provides us an intimate look into the life of this modern-day saint. Baba was born May 16, 1908. By the age of 15 he had frequently seen the sadhu Nityananda, who lived an austere life in the Kadri Hills of South India with a sect of Natha yogis. An intense face-to-face meeting took place in 1923, changing the course of Baba's life. A deep yearning for a life of spirituality took precedence and he left home forever to pursue an inner journey. Swami's account of Baba's early life is interspersed with amazing stories of Nityananda, (who would become Baba's guru) life at Ganeshpuri, and Baba's travels throughout India and the United States. Included in this marvelous biography are many precious black and white photos of Baba and his guru, Nityananda. Baba's spirituality inspired thousands of people. Through Swami's book, that darshan continues to flow to the world. --Hinduism Today (January 2009)

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The author, Swami Prakashananda, is one of Muktananda's first Western disciples. He met Muktananda in 1969 and remained with him until his death in 1982. Swamiji was then asked by Muktananda's two successors to remain in the ashram, which he did for another three and a half years. This was a time spent in deep meditation and long periods of solitude. Swamiji left the ashram in 1986. Swamiji is also the author of, Don't Think of a Monkey and Other Stories My Guru Told Me, as well as, Ask the Horse! And More Stories My Guru Told Me.

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Barbara on May 3, 2009
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Having been a devotee of Swami Muktananda for over ten years during his life time this book has filled in many details about his life which seemed like the missing pieces to complete the picture.. Especially Baba's early years were of great importance to me personally which became very significant as they helped me understand a lot about my own sadhana. In addition the history of the founding of Bade Baba's Ashram in Ganeshpuri and the growth of the community were very informative and meaningful.
Although I have read Baba Muktananda's own biography several times I will re-read it with the newly gained knowlwedge and insights in mind. Thank you Swami Prakashananda for this outstanding work.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ray D Whitman on January 16, 2014
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Anyone interested in this great yogi will find this book interesting. Parts of it are spiritually rewarding while other parts of it are shallow and quite mundane. It does provide a fairly full account of Muktananda's life, something which Muktananda's autobiography, "Play of Consciousness," does not. Hence, it fills in gaps. It also provides some insight into how this man was able to attain the highest levels of Consciousness. Anyone who has followed the Siddha Yoga path for a time including current devotees will find value in it. Others interested in yogis and the path to enlightenment may also find it useful.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr.T on September 8, 2014
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Om Namah Shivaya
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