The making of a Swamy
journey guided by Dr. Donald Schnell
Today there are many great works by many wonderful
authors but it is a rare thing today to find something that is truly new and
inspiring. The Initiation by
Dr. Donald Schnell is one. Reading
this book is truly like taking a trip to India as a native.
You will get glimpses into parts of India that have long been kept
secret. You will also witness something few westerners have ever seen.
The initiation of a Swamy as Dr. Donald Schnell is transformed into Prema
This book is filled with miracles but in
the context and the culture they seem far from miracles. In India the fact that
man is more then the sum of his parts is not great insight but common knowledge.
This forgotten world is full of mystical experiences.
Dr. Schnell takes you beyond the hype in place to pacify the tourist.
If you would like answers
or new answers to the following questions: Who am I?,
Where do I fit in the universe?, How
can my life have meaning? and How can I touch the infinite?
Then The Initiation is a journey you should take.
The following are excerpts from The
Initiation used with permission of the publisher - Element Books (Boston, Sydney, London).
experience of being fully present
in the here and now was opening up for me.
My mind wandered less and less to my past
or to my imagined future.
As I became fully aware of the present moment,
I was in the alternative reality.
More and more, a sense of harmony,
quiet and light surrounded each moment.
“Where am I?”
I often wondered during this period.
Babaji’s voice frequently responded from within:
“You are home.”
This is it.
This is the moment.
The glory and love of God is here in this moment.
Enlightenment is in this very moment.
This is it!
If we don’t learn here and now to appreciate it,
what will ever satisfy us?
A man arrives in heaven and complains,
“How can we enjoy this harp music with out some
Ben and Jerry’s ice cream?”
and whispered a deep truth
with many facets into my ear.
It was priceless.
I felt immeasurably uplifted.
He had given me a passport to heaven.
Aloud, he said “Remember always,
God is simple.
Everything else is complex.”
There have been many wonderful teachers
whom have spoken to the masses through
the written word.
The genius displayed in The Initiation by Dr. Schnell is not so much the
message as the perspective from which it is taught. Not since Richard Bach’s work in Illusions and
Livingston Seagull has someone made the most complex spiritual truths so easy to
comprehend. Yet The Initiation
is fresh, new and different in a word The Initiation is original.
you would like to take a true journey into the unknown The Initiation is
for you. Join Prema Baba Swamiji
and voyage into the most mystical, most incredible and sometimes most terrifying
wilderness that there is…. The
wilderness of your soul.