Review: Swami Swahananda – A Profile in Greatness
 by Malay Das

Review by Br. Shankara

If you are curious about how Swami Swahananda lived and taught during the latter part of his life, this is a good book to read. It’s not a biography of the Swami, though it has a brief summary of his life following its Preface. Instead, Dr. Das offers a reverent and affectionate portrait, in both broad brush strokes and fine detail, of the doctor’s 17-year relationship with his beloved guru.

Heathen, Hindoo, Hindu – American Representations of India, 1721-1893

Review by Patrick Horn

The story of Hinduism in America typically begins with the cultural impact of Transcendentalism and Theosophy, the arrival of Swami Vivekananda at the 1893 World’s Parliament of Religions followed by other gurus such as Paramahamsa Yogananda, and finally the influx of South Asian immigrants after 1965.

Alasingha Perumal: A Rare Disciple of Swami Vivekananda

by Swami Tathagatananda Review by John Schlenck Book info: Vedanta Society of New York Paperback      $5.00    69 pp.     2014 This short biography of Swami Vivekananda’s South Indian disciple Alasingha Perumal will be of particular interest to Swamiji’s...

Wag the Dog, Maya and the Dog’s Curly Tail

Film Review and Essay by Steven F. Walker In Jungian psychology it is believed that the reason a recurring dream keeps on coming back over and over again is that the dreamer has not yet succeeded in understanding the message that the dream contains. One might even...

J. D. Salinger and Vedanta

by Jon and Anna Monday IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT – Here is a link to the first issue of the American Vedantist Newsletter. The entire issue is an article about J.D. Salinger’s life and connection to Vedanta, by Jon and Anna Monday. A new book and film about Salinger has...

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