John Berry

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Reminiscences of Swami Vivekananda
I came across this book in a spiritual bookshop. It looks as if it is out of print. But, I enjoyed it for the several different accounts of people who met with Swami Vivekananda. It shows how many people he inspired in different ways. You don't get Vivekananda direct, but even indirectly through the memories of others is enough to leave with a little of that "Vivekananda" spirit.
Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern Indi&hellip by William Dalrymple
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good, 29 April 2012
It's a fascinating book. To the credit of the author, he wrote about 9 seemingly diverse and very different lives, with same good humour and sympathy. He avoids judgement or putting too much of his opinion into the stories. Insteady he allows the people to speak for themselves. It is real eye-opener to see the diversity of Indian religious experience. I'm still getting over the idea of Brahmins worshipping the supposedly 'outcast' members of society who perform in plays.
Auspicious Good Fortune: One Woman's Inspirational&hellip by Sumangali Morhall
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I enjoyed reading this book by Sumangali Morhall, especially the second half when she writes about her experiences of following her Spiritual Master, Sri Chinmoy. This book will appeal to those who also sought for greater meaning in life, and at some time faced that disillusionment with material life. It also gives a fascinating insight into Sri Chinmoy and his way of teaching. It would have been nice to have more on this aspect. But, overall a very good book for those interested in the spiritual life.