Book Review: The Journey Home: Radhanath Swami



The Journey Home by Radhanath Swami is an astonishing chronicle of a personal account of the footsteps to self consciousness along with an incisive glance into the spirit of shaman customs and the tests that every person has got to countenance on the boulevard to inner concord and a blending with the celestial entwine in a lively drapery of exploration, spirituality, and worship.

Journey through moments in time as the writer glimpses diverse parts of the planet, as he makes a decision to hitchhike as of Europe to India via UK to a hamlet in Switzerland to a jungle in France, to a hash cave in Kandahar and Kabul to a youth inn in Tehran, to Greece and Turkey and ending in the land of Vrindavana in the course of periods of great change and getting together with inspiring governess that assist him hit upon the answer to his devout expedition.

Surrounded by this, the person who reads follows an exciting description of his passage from being Richard Slavin, the bewildered hippie from the fringes of Chicago to the caverns of the Himalayas as he changes from a youthful seeker to prominent saintly guide, as an adherent of Swami Prabhupada.

The episodes on his overland hitch-walking trip to India nearly as if carted by an imperceptible filament are truly rousing and likewise attention-grabbing are his incidents on the banks of the river Ganga and in his cave dwellings with the encounters with Naga Sadhus and the other saints and spiritual guides with accounts of avant-garde approaches for extending his travel permit numerous times with Indian immigration system are out-and-out hilarious.

In the course of near death encounters, apprenticeships with advanced sages, and years of trek along the pilgrim’s path, in due course arrives at the central chamber of India’s spiritualist way of life and come across the devotion he has been in the hunt for while he literally risked his life a lot of times over, and did not bring to a halt until he arrive at his abode.

It is a saga put in the picture with extraordinary sincerity, engrossing the person who reads in a flight that is at once appealing, amusing, and touching and it is so stimulating to witness his ride, dedication and enthusiasm from the start, and notice it spread out into the cherished desire of his mind with the finer points of his movements are solemnly set out and over and over again sprinkled with history lessons.

Wonderfully on paper with pretentious discourses and ostentatious writing style the bodily expedition, escapades and impediments that he come upon is as appealing as the chunks of reality dotted all the way through the book with the author do an extremely fine work of elucidating his devout experiences in words that would make sense to logical minds with the top bits were where he takes twinge to present his enduring celibacy.

An inspiring volume in relation to quests of the strength of mind, manifestation, intense spiritual insight and intrepid pursuit into the indefinite that is exhilarating, awe-inspiring, engaging and still carries holy undercurrent all through this paperback overflowing with outrageous, implausible, as well as promising fairy-tales of a youthful chap and his hunt for the truth.

Finely written with subterranean saintly insights and an ought to be interpret for anybody endeavouring to seize mysticism in India the elucidation of the authors inner yen for the fortitude of God was incredibly poignant, informative and an entertaining, out of the ordinary read who had a few unbelievable experiences both as Richard, the young man learning and itinerant in the direction of a sacred aim and as Radhanath which are everlasting and even if you're not reading this to boost your own mysticism, it's a compelling read.

Publisher: Jaico ♥ Published: 2013 ♥ ISBN-13: 9788184954173 ♥ Language: English ♥ Binding: Paperback ♥ Pages: 396