Hollywood to the Himalayas is an enlightening memoir of a reluctant spiritual seeker who finds her true self and lifelong calling when she travels to India.
Agreeing to travel—because she loved the food—Sadhvi never imagined she would meet her guru and, as a result, find a way home to herself.
Now one of the preeminent female spiritual teachers in the world, Sadhvi recounts her journey with wit, honesty, and clarity and, along the way, offers teachings to help us all step onto our own path of awakening and discover the truth of who we really are—expansive love, perfection, and an embodiment of the Divine.
Written in a beautiful, simple and conversational style, Sadhviji covers the most pertinent issues affecting all of us – how to discover inner peace, find love, let go of anger, know your purpose, and connect with God, regardless of your religion.
Whether speaking of the blind man who can “see” without the use of his eyes or finding unity with the President of the World Bank, Sadhviji tells personal stories of the people and events that have shaped her. She questions our preconceived notions and attitudes about diet, culture, technology, and development. She reflects on the changes that are coming to the West and to India, the land that she now calls home. As we follow Sadhviji’s reflections, over twenty highly readable chapters, we have the opportunity to reconsider our own frames of reference. Mother Ganges is a book of observation, love, and inquiry. In the reading, we are invited to look at our lives and values with new eyes—a new way of seeing. And we are offered guideposts for our own spiritual journeys.
In this book, Sadhviji delves into the Eastern and Western methods and models of health, healing and wholeness. And, of Course, there is still the neuropsychology,for as she found, science and spirituality can actually intersect and overlap. Her conclusions are applicable to people of every culture and every country.
A gorgeous, nearly 300 page coffee table book filled with exquisite photos of Ganga, the Himalayas, and all of the saints and world leaders with whom Pujya Swamiji has spent the first 60 years of His life. However, it is more than just a beautiful beautiful book. It also tells the inspiring, uplifting and transformative stories of Pujya Swamiji’s whole life — from meeting His Guru at the tender age of eight, to His youth filled with intense sadhana in the Himalayan forests and jungles, to ujya Swamiji’s arrival into Rishikesh and His life at Parmarth Niketan, first as a young student and then as head of one of India’s largest spiritual institutions. You will read about His travels around the world, touching and teaching people of all religions, all cultures and all walks of life. The book further details Pujya Swamiji’s unparalleled projects and achievements including the eleven volume Encyclopedia of Hinduism, the construction of three ashrams in the sacred land of Lake Mansarovar and Mt. Kailash in Tibet, widespread tsunami relief work and now an unprecedented project to clean, preserve and protect the 2500 kilometer divine Ganga.
Lastly, even though for those blessed to know Him, we all understand that His life is His message, the book also includes special “teaching” sections in between the chronological chapters. Each special teaching spread takes one of Pujya Swamiji’s most fundamental teachings and shares it, in His own words, through His own voice, on gorgeously illustrated pages.
A beautiful publication covering the numerous projects and initiatives undertaken under the vision and leadership of H.H. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji.
Sadhvi Bhagawatiji’s new book Come Home to Yourself was launched by His Holiness the Dalai Lama with many revered saints, including Pujya Swami Ramdevji, Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, Pujya Morari Bapuji, respected Maulana Mohammad Madaniji, Chief Jathedar Gyani Gurubachan Singhji, respected Maulana Kokabji, respected father Ajit Patrick, and the family of Harijan Sevak Sangh.
Come Home to Yourself was launched at Raj Bhavan, Mumbai by the hands of the Hon’ble Governor of Maharashtra Shri BS Koshyari, in the divine presence of Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and with celebrity dignitaries Anil Kapoor, Vivek Oberoi, Kailash Kher, Dia Mirza and Sivamani as well as many eminent and distinguished people of Mumbai.