It was Gurudeva, once again, who led the way. The book that tells the compelling stories of his spiritual visions is the first one that Himalayan Academy officially launches in the epub format, ready for you to read in your iPhone or iPad.
To access it, you need the iBooks app. Just go to the App store on your iPhone or iPad, download the free app and you will be able to purchase the ebook.
This is how it looks on the iPad.
As technology progresses, it gets closer and closer to the spiritual realms. Imagine having hundreds of books in your hands, easily accessible. It’s not the Akasha, from which Gurudeva read many times, but we are getting there.
If you have not seen this book yet, you are missing a rich description of a mystic’s inner life. We have never seen any book like it.
It is illustrated with colorful pieces by the late S. Rajam of Chennai.
Gurudeva’s experiences began even before he learned to talk.
Vintage photos make the book even more appealing. This is Gurudeva’s passport when he went to Sri Lanka to meet his guru, Yogaswami.
Realizing the self in the Jailani caves.
Now you can carry this book always with you in digital format. Just search for “Gurudeva” in the iBook store and you will easily find it.
We are still working on a Kindle version. Stay tuned.
Aum Namah Sivaya.
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Path to Siva, Lesson 20
Tirukural, Introduction and Contents
Tirukural, Chapter 15 Possession of Self-Control
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