"Gobind Singh is an extremely well-structured poetic conceptualization of the spiritual encounter between Guru Gobind Singh and Banda Bahadur."
H.S. Gill, Professor and Chairman, Center of Linguistics and English, School of Language, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
"One can feel the vibrations that transformed a recluse into a model of unselfish valor with devotion."
R.S. Narula, Retired Chief Justice, Punjab and Haryana High Court, India
"Through Gobind Geet, which is not only an epic with great spiritual and poetic heights but also a divinely inspired work, Swami Rama has made a successful attempt to remained us of Guru Gobind Singh's message of propagating dharma everywhere and stopping people from including in evil."
Dr. Mohinder Singh, Director, Guru Nanak Institute for Comparative Study of Religion, New Delhi, India
"The poetic form of metered rhyming couplets should encourage this book's wide reading and acceptance, particularly among the young."
M.S. Gill, The Indian Administrative Service, Chandigarh, India
"The foundation of intolerance is the failure to recognize ourselves in others. This lucid exposition of the Vedantic basis of Sikh ethics should remind both Hindus and Sikhs of their common philosophical legacy, while dealing with a problem of immense importance for thoughtful South Asians: the relation of religious devotion to public duty."
Professor Murrary Leaf, Ph.D., University to Taxas at Dallas, Author of The Song of Hope: The Green Revolution in a Punjab Village and Information and Behavior in a Sikh Village Social Organization Reconsidered
"Swami Rama's book skillfully considered an ancient yet timely human dilemma: what justifies the actions of a warrior and what should a warrior's attitude be? Based on Sikh and Hindu teachings regarding human nature and spiritual values, he resolves the question with insight and creativity, pointing the way to responsible, productive action for the well-being of humanity."
Rudolph Ballentine, M.D., psychiatrist, Director, Center for Holistic Medicine, New York City, co-author of Yoga and Psychotherapy
"In Celestial Song/ Gobind Geet, Swami Rama - the renowned yogi and saga - sensitively elucidates the concepts of ahimsa and karma yoga as they pertain to the Vedantic foundation of Hinduism and Sikhism. His practical, university outlook informs the reader of the spiritual role of human action in the world: to skillfully and compassionately uphold dharma in one's own life and for the whole, while keeping the innocent from injury."
Pandit Usharbudh Arya; D.Litt., author of Mantra and Meditation and Yoga-sutra of Patanjali
About the Author
Yogi, scientist, philosopher, humanitarian, and mystic poet, Swami Rama is the founder and spiritual head of the Himalayan International Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy, with its headquarters in Honesdale, Pennsylvania and therapy and educational center throughout the world. He was born in a Himalayan valley of Uttar Pradesh, India, in 1925 and was initiated and anointed in early childhood by a great sage of the Himalayas. He studied with many adepts, and then traveled to Tibet to study with his grandmaster. From 1949 to 1952 he held the prestige and dignity of Shankaracharya (spiritual leader) in Karvirpitham in the South of India. He then turned to the Himalayas to intensify his meditative practice in the cave monasteries and to establish an ashram in Rishikesh.
Later he continued his investigation of Western psychology and philosophy at several European universities, and he taught in Japan before coming to the United States in 1969. The following year he served as a consultant to the Voluntary Controls Project of the Research Department of the Menninger Foundation. There he demonstrated, under laboratory conditions, precise control over his autonomic nervous system and brain. The findings of that research increased the scientific community's understanding of the human ability to control autonomic functioning and to attain previously unrecognized levels of consciousness.
Shortly thereafter, Swami Rama founded the Himalayan Institute as a means to synthesize the ancient teachings of the East with the modern approaches of the West. He has played a major role in bringing the insights of yoga psychology and philosophy to the attention of the physicians and psychologists of the West. He continues to teach students around the world while intensifying his writing and meditative practices. He is the author of many books and currently spends most of his time in the mountains of Northern India and in Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Introduction: History and Philosophy of Sikhism
1. The Drama of Life
2. The Meeting
3. Guru and Disciple
4. The Middle Path
5. The Call of Dharma
6. Dharma and Adharma
7. Misuse of Ahimsa
8. Collective Transformation
9. Sri Nanak Dev
10. Upholders of Dharma
11. Truth or Tradition
12. Beyond Duality
13. Beyond Psychic Powers
14. The Essence of All Religions
16. The Guru Lineage
17. The Divine Reality
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