Beyond Bliss – The Journey of a Yogi to the Ultimate Truth
From a small, dimly lit room at the foothills of the Himalayas, emerged Baba Shivarudra Balayogi in November 1999. He had meditated for an average of twenty hours a day for five years to achieve the
goal of Self Realization. His journey to the Ultimate Truth, however, began much earlier. Beyond Bliss is an inspirational and profoundly enlightening book of this journey, which begins with a childhood quest for permanent happiness and the need to discover what lies beyond death. His spiritual adventure unfolds progressively from deep meditations in a remote cave, to life as a monk in the Ashram which involved rigorous spiritual training by his Guru, Shri Shivabalayogi Maharaj.
A Master's life is one of the highest forms of teaching, and Beyond Bliss presents both the details and spiritual lessons of a truly extraordinary life. The spiritually-inclined reader will be touched by the devotion and humility of the subject and uplifted by the story of his unrelenting dedication to the twin goals of Self Realization and service to humanity.
The book climaxes with a detailed explanation of Baba Shivarudra Balayogi's experiences during his five years of intense meditation (Tapas), an extremely rare account in spiritual history. He describes the appearance and disappearance of various visions and manifestations, which he describes as imaginations of the mind. The reader is urged to go beyond this stage and even beyond the supreme bliss created in deeper meditation to the permanent state of Self Realization. 'Finally there remained an awareness of a Supremely Peaceful Existence,' recounts Baba Shivarudra Balayogi. From beginning to end, it is as if the essence of Indian spiritual philosophy were encapsulated in one remarkable life.