As Told by Sri Satchidananda
Integral Yoga Publications
Here is a storybook for everyone-with lions and kings, rogues and saints, a boy who can stop an elephant, and a milkmaid who can walk on water! Filled with wisdom, adventure, and surprises, these timeless tales remind us of what is important as we move into the twenty-first century. At once entertaining and instructive, these simple, practical stories have been related by Reverend Sri Swami Satchidananda. Sri Swamiji is well-known and well-loved for his deep spiritual insight, as well as his sense of humor. Some of the stories he tells have been drawn from nature; others have been pa passed on from generation to generation.. Some come from the ancient scriptures; others from the folk-lore of India. They enlighten us about how to lead easeful, peaceful, useful lives and, ultimately, attain spiritual realization. Both children and adults alike will delight In the illustrations created in the Indian style especially for this book. Each drawing, enchanting the reader with its vibrant colors and intricate details, opens the portal into a land of mystery and wonder. You have only turn the page and the journey will begin..
Sri Swami Satchidananda was one of the first Yoga masters to bring the classical Yoga tradition to the West. He taught Yoga postures, meditation, a vegetarian and more compassionate lifestyle to westerners when he was invited to America in 1966 by the iconic pop artist Peter Max. The distinctive teachings he brought with him blend the physical discipline of Yoga, the spiritual philosophy of Vedic literature and the interfaith ideals he pioneered. These techniques and concepts influenced a generation and a spawned Yoga culture that is flourishing today. The organization founded on his teachings, Integral Yoga International, is now a leading institute for Yoga teacher certification. Integral Yoga is the foundation for Dr. Dean Ornish's landmark work in reversing heart disease and Dr. Michael Lerner's noted Commonweal Cancer Help program. Sri Swami Satchidananda is the author of many books on Yoga and is the subject of the 2008 documentary, "Living Yoga."Swami Karunananda is a senior student of Swami Satchidananda.Uma Schreiber is an artist and a long-time student of Swami Satchidananda.Carole King is a renowned singer-songwriter and recording artist, and a long time student of Swami Satchidananda.