ISBN 9780639787466
Pages 210
Dimensions 210x148mm
Published 2023
Publisher African Perspectives, South Africa
Format Paperback

My Guru & I

by Swami Paranthapa

My Guru & I is an absorbing account of the journey of Patrick Neville Booth from his early childhood in Kokstad, KwaZulu-Natal Province, where his life was built around his great-grandmother and the three generations that received her loving guidance to his years searching for purpose and meaning. After many adventures, he arrives at the feet of a 'Mauritian saint' giving darshan in Johannesburg.  Here with candid self-reflection, enthusiasm and sincerity, he depicts his inner voyage of transformation. He takes the reader on a mystical journey across India, England and Europe where he does battle with his ego and his own negative tendencies and connects with the inner divine energy. Under the guidance of Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda, he emerged from twenty five years of continuous unfolding as a brahmachari and later, Swami Vishwaparanthapananda. My Guru & I  will inspire readers to awaken to their true Self and fulfil their highest potential.

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About the Author

Swami Paranthapa

Born Patrick Neville Booth, Swami Vishwaparanthapananda was initiated by his Satguru, Premavatar Sri Swami Vishwananda in 2008 into the Bhakti Marga Order. Throughout his travels around the world, he is constantly sharing love, support and understanding to all he meets, about the nature of the mind, emotions and unconditional love. He has experienced and understood the power and importance of unconditional love through the example and grace of His Satguru,Premavatar Sri Swami Vishwananda. Through his unique, jovial yet profound manner, Swami Vishwaparanthapananda shares this deep wisdom with all who wish to grow the awareness of joy, love and peace within themselves. Swami was born in Kokstad, KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa and spends most of his time at the Shri Maha Jwala Narasimha Centre in Johannesburg.