A Heart Poured Out: A Story of Swami Ashokananda

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Kalpa Tree Press, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 449 pages
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This popular book is now available in its first paperback edition. A Heart Poured Out is the fascinating biography of Swami Ashokananda (1893-1969), an illustrious teacher of the Ramakrishna Order who spent most of his life expanding the Vedanta movement in northern California while training his American students to lead authentic spiritual lives. Award-winning author Marie Louise Burke (Sister Gargi), his famed disciple, recounts the Swami's life and conversations in a personal style that is eloquent, witty, and wise. His powerful guidance-here brought to light for the first time-will help readers of all faiths deepen their spiritual practice."Soul-stirring account ... reveals the Swami's extraordinary spiritual stature with candor, integrity, and wit." -HUSTON SMITH, author of "The World's Religions" "Rapturously written biography of an intrinsically fascinating man ... highly recommended."-MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW"Compelling remembrance of a saintly life."-LIBRARY JOURNAL"Exhaustive et engaging ... this rare account is well worth the wait."-YOGA JOURNAL

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Swami Ashokananda (1893-1969) entered the world as Yogesh Datta in what is now Bangladesh. A spiritually precocious youth even for that religiously charged culture, Datta dedicated himself to the ... Read full review

Contents

Boyhood Awakening
3
Finding His Way
29
Fearless Young Swami
68
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