Touched by Fire (Telugu)

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If you’re like most 21st century sojourners you may have had a hard time answering that question. Peace is after all a word from the realm of spirituality. It’s not always easy to hear the small voice over the cacophony of ringing cell phones the constant blare of the TV and the discordant honks and curses of rush hour.

This book the autobiography of Pandit Rajmani Tigunait provides a glimpse of an entirely different way of living. Readers of TOUCHED BY FIRE may follow this extraordinary man on a journey from his birth place in an ancient village in India to his current home in the rolling hills of north-eastern Pennsylvania where he serves as spiritual head of the Himalayan Institute. Along the way you’ll meet a variety of teachers who guided Tigunait in crafting a contemplative life filled with spiritual richness wisdom and inner peace.

This book is not a how to guide to enlightenment. Nor is it a call to any particular religious tradition. But in its description of Tigunait’s life-the years of disciplined study and the struggle to master emotions like anger despair and pride-some of the keys are revealed. And its ultimate message that we’re all the same beneath our culture religious and political facades is desperately needed in our world of tumult and tears.

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About the Author

Pandit Rajmani Tigunait

Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD, is a modern-day master and living link in the unbroken Himalayan Tradition. He is the successor to Sri Swami Rama of the Himalayas, and the spiritual head of the Himalayan Institute. As the author of numerous books, including his autobiography Touched by Fire: The Ongoing Journey of a Spiritual Seeker, Pandit Tigunait offers practical guidance on applying yogic and tantric wisdom to modern life. For over 50 years he has touched innumerable lives around the world as a teacher, humanitarian, and visionary spiritual leader. You can view more of his teachings online at the Himalayan Institute Wisdom Library. Pandit Tigunait holds two doctorates: one in Sanskrit from the University of Allahabad in India, and another in Oriental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Family tradition gave Pandit Tigunait access to a vast range of spiritual wisdom preserved in both the written and oral traditions. Before meeting his master, Pandit Tigunait studied Sanskrit, the language of the ancient scriptures of India, as well as the languages of the Buddhist, Jaina, and Zoroastrian traditions. In 1976, Swami Rama ordained Pandit Tigunait into the 5,000-year-old lineage of the Himalayan Masters.