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By God's Grace: The Life And Teachings of Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati Hardcover – July 31, 2012
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His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso, the Dalai Lama, was born on July 6, 1935, in the small village of Taktser in northeastern Tibet. By age two he was recognized as the fourteenth incarnation of the Dalai Lama. He is the spiritual leader of Tibet, a Buddhist monk, and a prolific scholar. He is respected internationally as an environmentalist and as an advocate of compassion and universal responsibility. He inspires people worldwide with his grace, compassion, and ability to embrace the integrity of other faith traditions. He is the most traveled Dalai Lama in history and in 1989 was awarded the Nobel Prize for peace. He lives in Dharamshala, India.
Rabbi David Rosen is international director of interreligious affairs of the American Jewish Committee, former chief rabbi of Ireland, and copresident of the World Conference of Religions for Peace. He lives in New York City.
Top Customer Reviews
As a biography, it contains the inspirational story of a man whose every action has only one intention: to serve the earth and all its inhabitants. Yet his life is so rich and colorful that it's difficult to put the book down as you can't wait to see what happens next!
But perhaps most stunning is how the author weaves Pujya Swamiji's beautiful quotes and profound teachings so skillfully throughout so that every page contains such enlightening wisdom that the reader will experience one epiphany after another. There is not a chance that anyone could read this masterpiece without his or her life being powerfully transformed at the deepest level.
I have been blessed to experience his warmth and humanity in person. The students at Wright have been blown away by how readily his message translates to Christian, Muslim, and Jew as well as other religions. One born again Christian commented that being with Pujya Swamiji "must be what it was like to be with Christ."
Over the years, I have used Pujya Swamiji's story as a teaching example of personal responsibility and choice. His commitment at age eight and following transformation provide inspirational examples that can inform every moment of our lives. When I read the book and discovered even more examples of a human being learning profound lessons to trust the Divine and live by God's will, I was even more inspired. In addition to the compelling biography, this book has beautiful pictures and profound teaching that refreshed for me the sense of acceptance and Grace I experience when with him. Dr. Bob Wright, CEO of Wright, educator, thought leader in human emergence, and co-author of Transformed! The Science of Spectacular Living, January, 2013, Turner.
A must read book, "By God's grace." It is beyond words to express my gratitude to Dr. Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati for putting such an inspirational masterpiece with beautiful Pujya Swamiji's spiritual messages and teachings. Pujya Swamiji is the true Karma Yogi who has only one mission, make this world a beautiful, peaceful and harmonious place to live, though unity in diversity. By reading his biography, I am already feeling transformed. I owe it to him!!!
Bhagawatiji has done a superb job of compiling all information regarding Pujya Swamiji and the text is very well written for everyone to understand and follow his teachings. My thanks & admiration for Bhagawatiji for undertaking this task and successfully completing it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Nice book, Met both of them in Rishikesh. Good message to all.Published 10 days ago by Sarma R Kunda
I met Swamiiji and wanted to read about his life. The book is captivating. Anyone wanting to understand more about Indians and Hinduism should read this book. Read morePublished on November 23, 2013 by YYAYYA
This book really takes us for a living encounter with Pujya Chidanand Saraswati. The book is really well-written; the photos are amazing; the layout/design is of a very good... Read morePublished on September 5, 2013 by Jocely de Deus Pinheiro
I've only finished the first few chapters and this is a fascinating book. Well written with awesome photographs. It's hard to put down!Published on August 26, 2012 by Barbara