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By God's Grace

The Life and Teachings of Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati

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In this absorbing portrait, American-born author Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati weaves a breathtaking tapestry of exotic journeys, meetings with remarkable people, and practical wisdom from the extraordinary life of a renowned Indian spiritual leader, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati. The prodigal variety of stories ranges from evocations in a glass of milk to impossible constructions at the mountainous summit of the world, from cacophonous urban battlefields to silent forest retreats—an impassioned life, a one-man civilization drawn in bold strokes and bright colors. Here is a journey of the enlightened life to be cherished again and again. Practical wisdom, a connection to the Divine, and global action—these are the traits of Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati that have made him one of India’s most renowned and beloved spiritual teachers. This commemorative volume celebrates his sixty years of devotional service to humanity, the environment, and the Supreme. The book traces Pujya Swami’s journey from childhood in the jungles of India to the company of world leaders, from Himalayan villages to the podiums of the United Nations, the World Economic Forum, and other venues of global change. His projects are unprecedented, including a cleanup of the 1,560-mile-long Ganges River and a six-million-word encyclopedia of Hinduism. Swamiji's teachings are profoundly simple, frequently wrapped in humor and applicable to all. Elaborately illustrated, this is a fascinating portrait of the life, achievements, and teachings of an acclaimed spiritual pioneer.

About The Author

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, PhD is a spiritual leader, motivational speaker, author, and social activist. Born in the US, Saraswati moved to India in 1996 after graduating from Stanford University, a decision that would change her life forever. She was ordained by Pujya Swamiji, founder of one of the largest interfaith institutions in India, into the tradition of sannyasa (renunciation of material desires) and now lives at the Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, India, where she teaches meditation, lectures on spirituality, and counsels individuals and families. She is the author of Hollywood to the Himalayas and By God's Grace. 

Product Details

  • Publisher: Mandala Publishing (July 31, 2012)
  • Length: 256 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781608871414

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