American Mystic: Memoirs of a Happy Man by Arunachala Ramana


American Mystic – Memoirs of a Happy Man is a mix of American social history and the spiritual journey told by A. Ramana, a larger-than-life Texan, as he looked back over his lifetime.

Ramana was a big man in every way, a beautiful man, and a true mystic. His story is gripping, frankly told, providing a fascinating glimpse into American culture and history beginning in the Great Depression and ending in the new millennium. It is a colorful story of the search for happiness through both the pursuit of the American Dream and of spiritual inquiry.

Spiritual biographies have the power to help people connect with their own quest to find out who they are – which is, after all, the raison d’être of the spiritual search – and, Ramana’s story is particularly worth knowing in that regard. His struggles, adventures and inner search, culminated in his having a homecoming, an Awakening with a capital A. How many people can actually say that they have “found happiness?” Ramana did – and in these memoirs, he shares his journey and his thoughts about how this can happen for all of us.

Arunachala Ramana was the founder of AHAM and here in his memoirs he tells us about his life journey to awakening, his vision of AHAM, along with many keys to Self-Inquiry.

If you have a passion for Self-Inquiry and this inner work, American Mystic: Memoirs of a Happy Man will bring many insights. Ramana was both an inquirer into truth and an adventurer. His story is a fascinating glimpse of a man following the American Dream, the pursuit of Happiness, yet at the same time it is the inner journey that flows like an undercurrent throughout his story.

Ramana’s life, as extraordinary as it was, is also a mirror of our own journey and this book may be a friend and welcomed companion along our own path.

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A. Ramana – “The Truth About Enlightenment”

In his direct, compassionate, unwavering style, A. Ramana guides attention back prior to the distractions, chatter, and habitual thought patterns of the restless mind.

The included AHAM Daily Message readings were from the book “Guru Ramana Vachana Mala” by “Who” on the teachings of Ramana Maharshi.

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A Spiritual Journey by Susan Kapatoes, M.H.A.

Did you know? That we are powerful beings with the ability to use our inner strength for the benefit of humankind.

Throughout her life, Susan Kapatoes has felt moments of divine intervention – compelling events that caused her to remember and experience the omnipresent energy that is moving through our infinite universe and permeating our everyday lives.

A Spiritual Journey chronicles turning points in Kapatoes’s life. These are the unexpected moments that deeply touched her heart, revealing our existence extends far beyond the boundaries of the physical world. Stories of love, friendship, and difficulty are shared, along with those moments of grace, inviting the reader to expand his or her consciousness towards a greater reality.

Kapatoes shares the inner tools for igniting our own spiritual journey: sincerity, awareness, joy, and knowledge. We all have access to such tools. How we choose to use these instruments dictates the course of our own lives, and that of humanity. A Spiritual Journey empowers each of us to take positive action and awaken our own inherent wisdom.

Greetings to all 🙂 Throughout my life, I have had the unexpected opportunity to experience certain events that can be described as divine intervention. In a beneficial manner, I have been shown that we have a spiritual existence coinciding with our human reality. I felt compelled to write about these graceful times in order to help people expand their consciousness and connect to their own inner wisdom. We are powerful beings with the ability to awaken our inherent strength in a positive way. In “A Spiritual Journey”, I describe those moments of grace and share personal stories which have shaped my own life.

As a result of my life experiences, I like to write spiritual and nonfiction books with an uplifting theme. I have always been intrigued by success stories and understanding what drives people to find inner happiness.

In regards to my educational background, I hold a bachelor of science in Human Nutrition and a masters degree in Healthcare Administration management. As a complement to my formal learning, I have studied holistic medicine which utilizes a multidisciplinary approach in order to promote balance and optimal well-being in a person’s life.

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A Spiritual Journey by Susan Kapatoes

Throughout her life, Susan Kapatoes has felt moments of divine intervention: powerful experiences that deeply touched her heart, revealing our existence extends far beyond the boundaries of the physical world. Stories of love, friendship, and spiritual grace are shared, along with those moments of doubt and uncertainty that beset any life.

Kapatoes shares the inner tools for igniting our own spiritual journey: sincerity, joy, a peaceful mind, and a strong spirit. We all have access to such tools. How we choose to use them dictates the course of our own lives, and that of humanity. A Spiritual Journey empowers each of us to take positive action and awaken our inner light and wisdom.

The Power of Inquiry in Spiritual Awakening – Part 1 (02/10/2016) by Tara Brach


Published on Feb 18, 2016

Tara Brach Discusses the Power of Inquiry in Spiritual Awakening – Part 1 (02/10/2016)

In spiritual life, inquiry arises from our deep yearning to understand reality, and it involves bringing an interested, engaged attention to our immediate experience. These two talks explore how inquiry serves emotional healing by focusing on difficult “stuck” places, how inquiry enables us to become more intimate and understanding of others, and in the deepest way, how inquiry can reveal the deepest truth of what we are…our true nature. The talks include several guided reflections that can enrich your meditation practice and serve spiritual awakening.

“True inquiry doesn’t land on an answer. It opens to a mystery that’s meant to be lived.”

All Illusions Have a Reality to Them


Published on Feb 19, 2016

A conversation about the nature of illusion

Maya is just a tool – Vedanta by James Swartz


Published on Feb 19, 2016

This video covers is part of the “Panchadasi 2015” video series and covers the topic of “Maya”. Maya is a teaching tool to understand the difference between objects (Samsara) and our true nature (Nirvana).
There is Maya but it is not real. Mythia (Maya) is not real. This is quite a complicated issue, probably the most difficult one in the whole Vedanta teaching. It is but it is not (in Sanskrit it is called Sat-Asat Vilakshanam). Maya is something other than what exists and something other than what does not exist. That’s why Moksha (liberation) is so difficult to get for most people.

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