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We have a rich selection of biographies and autobiographies (the most famous being the all time classic by Paramhamsa Yogananda - "Autobiography of a Yogi") at Vedic Books. Many of them weave tales of characters who had profound influences on the world and shaping future generations and ideals to come such as Mahatma Gandhi.
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 Encountering Bliss  Melita Maschmann Encountering Bliss   $10.99  $8.24  Buy Now 
 This book was first published in 1967 under the title "Der Tiger singt Kirtana" It was revised and enlarged and was published in 1990 under the title \"Eine ganz gewohnliche Heilige" It was also published in paperback edition in 1992. The book gives a lively account of Anandamayi Ma`s life and work, of a saint whose both feet were firmly on the ground and who inspired not only people of all faiths, but could also give something to someone what one wanted-whtether a believer or an artist,... 
 From Goddess to Mortal : The True Life Story of a Former Royal Kumari  Rashmila Shakya, Scott Berry From Goddess to Mortal : The True Life Story of a Former Royal Kumari   $42.49  $31.87  Buy Now 
Reading this book is like traveling into the realms of very loving, genuine and thrilling experience of a living goddess.  This book is a bridge that links the world of innocence with the world of experience.  It also shows a unique and rare combination of innocence and power as reflected through the narratives of Rashmila Shakya as told to Scott Berry. From Goddess to Mortal is a biography of Rashmila Shakya who was fortunate enough to live two different lives in one lifespan.... 
 Gandhi an Autobiography  Mahatma Gandhi Gandhi an Autobiography   $6.49  $4.87  Buy Now 
Gandhi's nonviolent struggles in South Africa and India had already brought him to such a level of notoriety, adulation, and controversy that when asked to write an autobiography midway through his career, he took it as an opportunity to explain himself. Although accepting of his status as a great innovator in the struggle against racism, violence, and, just then, colonialism, Gandhi feared that enthusiasm for his ideas tended to exceed a deeper understanding. He says that he was after truth... 
 Gandhi As we have known him  Lavanam Gora and Mark Lindley Gandhi As we have known him   $44.49  $33.37  Buy Now 
Many people have written about Mahatma Gandhi and religions, and many have published their personal reminiscences of his. A distinctive feature of this boom however, is that the chapters on Gandhi and the several religions which he drew upon are complemented by a chapter describing his relationship-which changed more than once during his long life - to various forms of religious non-belief. Relevant personal reminiscences by Lavanam Gora and his family are included and are referred to in the... 
 Gandhi: A Biography for Children and Beginners  Ravindra Varma Gandhi: A Biography for Children and Beginners   $4.95  $3.71  Buy Now 
The book is the first volume in three that talks about a narrative on the life of Gandhi. This small book is meant to serve as an introduction, particularly for the benefit of children and persons interested in learning about Gandhi.About the Author: Ravindra Varma is a learned scholar, who has been running the Institute of Gandhian Studies at Gopuri, Wardha for several years. He has been introducing the youth, especially the college students and post-graduates, to the life... 
 God Men Con Men  Robert Carr God Men Con Men   $19.49  $14.62  Buy Now 
Robert Carr's unusually engaging life has spanned a good part of the 20th century and continues on into the 21st: artist, magician, television producer, world-traveler, spiritual explorer and teacher, restauranteur - Robert has not simply dabbled but delved deeply with sensitivity into the many facets of his checkered career. Robert's story reveals details of the deep impact made on his life and person by the two great spiritual exponents of our era, J. Krishnamurti and U.G.... 
 Golwalkar’s “We or our nationhood defined”: A critique  Shamsul Islam Golwalkar’s “We or our nationhood defined”: A critique   $7.99  $5.99  Buy Now 
This book attempts to put across actual facts about Golwalkar's life and beliefs in the light of his original writings, publications of the RSS, documents available in its archives and many other RSS documents the writer collected over the last 35 years from different parts of the country, specially the original text of Golwalkar's book We or Our Nationhood Defined (1939) which is being reproduced in this book. It is the most important text in order to understand the RSS' concept of Hindu... 
 Gotama Buddha  Kenneth J. Saunders Gotama Buddha   $14.95  $11.21  Buy Now 
In this biography of Buddha, Gotama the man stands and breathes again. It is captivating in its combination of scholarly accuracy with undisguised admiration for the majestic character of Gotama. Gotama Buddha`s influence after the lapse of 26 centuries is still a mighty force in the world. The modern world, with its passionate belief in organization and in wealth, may learn much from Gotama. According to the author, `Here was a man who, without setting up an elaborate organization,... 
 Gurudev Sivananda  Sri Swami Venkatesananda Gurudev Sivananda   $15.99  $11.99  Buy Now 
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Reading and assimilating biographies of saints and sages is said to be an easier path to liberation. Here Swami Venkatesananda provides us with a work of the heart which will delight and inspire all who read it. GURUDEV SIVANANDA is a unique, inspiring and absorbing narrative of a divinely lived life of the foremost Himalayan Sage and Saint of our contemporary era. All spiritual seekers throughout the world will find a great deal of highly instructive and informative matter in this valuable... 
 Gurudev Sivananda: Holy Centenary Commemorative Pictorial  Swami Sivananda Gurudev Sivananda: Holy Centenary Commemorative Pictorial   $16.49  $12.37  Buy Now 
Table of Contents: Preface Swami Sivananda What Life Taught Me Sri Swami Sivananda The Need of the Hour Sri Swami Chidananda Swami Sivananda and the Spiritual Renaissance Sri Swami Krishnananda Swami Sivananda's Concept of Divine Life Sri Swami Venkatesananda Purpose of Life Sri Swami Sivananda Swami Sivananda's Achievement Sri Swami Chinmayananda Path to Perfection All About Divine Life Sri Swami Sivananda Siva Gita – Epistolary Autobiography Sri Swami... 
 Heritage of Buddha - The Story of Siddhartha Gautama  Celina Luzanne Heritage of Buddha - The Story of Siddhartha Gautama   $16.49  $12.37  Buy Now 
Since the appearance of the epoch-making works of Rhys Davis, Kern, and Oldenberg, the sources for the history of Buddha and Buddhism, have been greatly increased. The accessions to our knowledge of the Pali texts are indeed chiefly due to Rhys Davids, but this new data has never been incorporated into previous results. This present work sets forth information that is known from records which had not, till the publication of this book, been presented in a Western forum. It is... 
 Himalaya Ka Yogi (2 Vols.)  Yogeshwaranand Paramahans Himalaya Ka Yogi (2 Vols.)   $12.99  $9.74  Buy Now 
A Biography of Shri Yogeshwaranand Parmahas. Himalaya Ka Yogi (Part I) The series of books an ancient higher yoga by one of the greatest yogis of the 20th century, Shree Yogeshwaranand Parmahans. The unique feature and importance of his works lies in the fact that these are not based merely on a thorough study and complete understanding of the ancient scriptures but more on the knowledge gained directly during his long samadhis which culminated in his realization of soul and God. He has given... 
 Himalayan Campaign  Paul Bauer Himalayan Campaign   $10.99  $8.24  Buy Now 
The exciting tale of the first two German expeditions to Kangchenjunga brings vividly to life the conditions of life in the subcontinent at the time.  At this time, India was part of the British Empire, but this was not an obstacle for the German team. "Our personal relationship with the English presented no problems.. We felt at home... with the British.. made a strict rule never to discuss religion or politics.. one can understand whey I smiled to myself when the British Consul-General... 
 Hundred Facets if Vinoba  N. Krishnaswamy Hundred Facets if Vinoba   $4.95  $3.71  Buy Now 
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This is biography of Acharya Vinoba Bhave in 108 anecdotes. It contains some crucial aspects of Vinoba’s remarkable life. About the Author: N.Krishnaswamy was born in Bangalore in 1926. He went to school and college in Bangalore and obtained a master’s degree in physics in Central College, Bangalore. From his school days Krishnaswamy came in touch with the Ramakrishna-Vivekananda movement and the Gandhian perspective. After pursuing a 34 year career of teaching and research... 
 J. Krishnamurti: A Life  Mary Lutyens J. Krishnamurti: A Life   $44.99  $33.74  Buy Now 
J. Krishnamurti (1895–1986) was born in Madanapalle, a small town west of Chennai, to Brahmin parents. In 1909, at the age of fourteen, he was proclaimed as a saviour and subsequently taken to England by Annie Besant. There, he was educated privately and groomed for the role of World Teacher. In 1929, however, he rejected the mantle and disbanded the organization of which he was the head, declaring that he did not want disciples, thereby unleashing a storm of controversy. A gentle, unassuming... 
 Life and Vision of Vedic Seers, 1 Visvamitra  Satya Prakash Singh Life and Vision of Vedic Seers, 1 Visvamitra   $34.49  $25.87  Buy Now 
Life and vision of Vedic seers is a series aiming at reconstructing lives and thought contents of prominent Vedic seers so that they may emerge out in their individual capacities as great contributors to the history of human vision, ideation and understanding. The series is intended to cover as many seers as possible. This is the first volume of the series dealing with the life and attainments of Visvamitra, the seer of the sacred Gayatri Mantra. It retraces penetratively the contours of... 
 Life and Vision of Vedic Seers: Dirghatamas  Satya Prakash Singh Life and Vision of Vedic Seers: Dirghatamas   $34.49  $25.87  Buy Now 
About the Author: Born in the year 1934 near Varanasi, Prof. Satya Prakash Singh is a product of the Banaras Hindu University as also a D. Litt of the Aligarh Muslim University. Having served the Aligarh Muslim University as a Lecturer, Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Arts, he retired as Chairman of the Department of Sanskrit in 1994. He has also served as Director of the Dharam Hinduja International Centre of Indic Research, Delhi for a period of four years. Presently... 
 Life of Buddha: As Legend and History  Edward J. Thomas Life of Buddha: As Legend and History   $31.99  $23.99  Buy Now 
Since the appearance of the epoch-making works of Rhys Davids, Kern, and Oldenberg, the sources for the history of Buddha and Buddhism, have been greatly increased. The present work attempts to set forth what is known from the records, and to utilize information that has never yet been presented in a Western forum. It is undeniable that in the story of Buddha there has been a growth, and even in the oldest documents we can trace records of varying antiquity. In these pages an attempt has been... 
 Living With the Himalayan Masters  Swami Rama Living With the Himalayan Masters   $25.49  $19.12  Buy Now 
In this inspirational collection of stories Swami Rama relates his experiences with the great teachers who guided his life, including Tagore, Mahatma Gandhi, Sri Aurobindo, and Ramana Maharshi. Living with the Himalayan Masters documents Swami Rama's spiritual quest, which showed him that direct experience is the source of real knowledge. "I will tell you how I grew up and how I was trained, abouat the great sages with whom I lived and what they taught me, not through lectures and books... 
 Mahatma Gandhi: A Historical Biography  Bidyut Chakrabarty Mahatma Gandhi: A Historical Biography   $21.99  $16.49  Buy Now 
Quite distinct from the abundant literature available on Mahatma Gandhi, this historical biography attempts to articulate the historiography of India’s freedom struggle of which Gandhi was undoubtedly the central figure. Relooking at key issues and themes that have been raised in the research conducted over the past few decades, this is an interpretative essay that seeks to contextualize Gandhi and his ideology of ahimsa and satyagraha. Instead of focusing merely on Gandhi’s... 
 Mejda: The Family and Early Life of Paramahansa Yogananda  Sananda Lal Ghosh Mejda: The Family and Early Life of Paramahansa Yogananda   $5.49  $4.12  Buy Now 
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A delightful biography of Paramahansa Yogananda's early years by his younger brother. This biography paints a vivid portrait of Paramahansa Yogananda's early years, as seen from the author's unique perspective as his younger brother. The portrayal of other family members and friends and stories of Sri Yogananda's youthful spiritual adventures add to the appeal of this intimate account. Also includes excerpts from family diaries and letters by Paramahansaji to his brother. 
 Moments with a Master  Sandhya S. Nankani Moments with a Master   $8.49  $6.37  Buy Now 
When a 27-year old spiritual seeker and freelance writer from the United States traveled to India to spend some time with her family one summer, her life seemed fraught with difficulties. Her father was battling terminal illness and she was afraid of losing him, one of her closest friendships had recently been severed, she was confused about her future career plans, and she felt that she had come up against an interminable writer's block. An unexpected opportunity to conduct a series of... 
 Monks and Magicians: Religious Biographies of Asia  Phyllis Granoff Monks and Magicians: Religious Biographies of Asia   $17.99  $13.49  Buy Now 
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 Mother of All  Richard Schiffman Mother of All   $24.95  $18.71  Buy Now 
'Mother of All' is the compelling story of one of the great mystics of our time. Mother Anasuya Devi of Jillellamudi was revered by millions in southern India for her homespun wisdom, motherly love, and extraordinary spiritual powers. Her profound yet enigmatic teachings powerfully challenged traditional patriarchal views and rejected the common Hindu belief that the world is an illusion. Married and the mother of three children, she was a living witness to her own core teachings... 
 Mother Teresa  Navin Chawla Mother Teresa   $18.99  $14.24  Buy Now 
Reviews:   The acclaimed biography of the most famous and admired woman in the world. ‘Chawla's book is one written from the heart.'  - The Pioneer ‘Of the books so far written about her, Navin Chawla's is perhaps the most detailed ... a meticulously researched work that approaches its subject with the level-headed briskness characteristic of Mother Teresa herself.' - The Times of India ‘An absorbing biography ... provides a splendid view from... 
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