reviews

The Journey Home which is an autobiography of Radhanath Swamiji is a stunning story worth reading. . .Though his journey from the external to the internal world is an awe-inspiring journey, it is possible that it may frighten many as he had undergone physical, financial and mental tortures from men irrespective of race or creed, almost taking him to the jaws of death. It is an amazing story. Yet his determination as an ardent seeker of truth is clear.

B.K.S. Iyengar
author of Light On Yoga

Here is an inspiring chapter of "our story" of spiritual pilgrimage to the East. It shows the inner journey of awakening in a fascinating and spellbinding way.

Ram Dass
author of Be Here Now

Radhanath’s account invites us baby-boomers to look a little deeper into how we found, lost, kept, gave away, were given (back) the faith—how we managed to find the 1960s a time of grace and wonder. For this invitation, we can all be grateful to Swami Radhanath.

Francis X. Clooney, S.J.
Professor of Comparative Theology, Harvard School of Divinity

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 Yoga and Vegetarianism

This awesome rendering of a pure hearted person's quest for spiritual knowledge is a must read. Swamiji's moving story also brings to the fore his compassion for the materially poor, but spiritually vibrant, citizens of India.

Hrishikesh Mafatlal
industrialist

Radhanath Swami's book "The Journey Home" is a sensitive, comprehensive, intuitive and inspiring book delving deep into one's soul and spirituality. His extensive commitment to achieve what he wanted to, how he leaned his belief in reliance to God and of hope are all written with utmost affection and in pure honesty by the author.

Yash Birla
industrialist

It is a great joy to know that a saint like Radhanath Swami is now sharing his precious memories with the world through this long-awaited book. Having had the privilege to know Swamiji closely, I have no doubt that future generations will find these reminiscences fascinating and inspirational."

Arvind N. Mafatlal
industrialist

A generational journey to the East by one who found the real goal of all seeking, the Journey Home is one of the most remarkable and intimate portrayals of the life and adventure of an American Swami, providing the reader the opportunity for a similar transformation.

David Frawley
author of Yoga, the Greater Tradition and director of the American Institute of Vedic Studies

The Journey Home is a rare and intimate view into the initiation and process of becoming a swami through the fire of Bhakti yoga and the extraordinary sacred landscape of India. An inspiring journey for all.

Shiva Rea
Yoga Instructor

The book is replete with touching, heartwarming (and sometimes heart-rending) episodes. . . All such scenes are recreated for the reader with deep emotion and storytelling expertise. Both descriptive writing and perceptive analysis are plentiful in this book, making it a precious gem that will enrich the reader with its shining brilliance.

Steven Rosen
author of Essential Hinduism and the Yoga of Kirtan: Conversations on the Sacred Art of Chanting

The book is a must-read for all spiritual seekers and the experiences described would not only enable the seekers to identify themselves with the Swami but also profit by the valuable essence learnt by him during his journey.

N. Vaghul
ex-Chairman, ICICI Bank