Om Swami As We Know Him
Om Swami: As We Know Him Summary
‘Everything I thought to be true about life, its meaning was challenged after meeting Swami. It was reduced to dust. Soon I had to admit that there were things far beyond the scope of my rational mind.’ What is it that draws one to a mystic? What is it like to know at close quarters a man whose powers are beyond the conscious mind? What does it feel like to be fulfilled spiritually, to feel understood, to stand revealed? As Ismita Tandon and Swami Vidyananda Om explore their feelings for Om Swami, their baffling experiences with him, a secret world of mystical phenomena lights up. They talk about the intimacy of their daily lives with Swami, observing his sheer power, his simplicity, his empathy for every living creature he encounters and the care with which he chooses every word he speaks, no matter how big or small the matter. They speak of his beauty, his divinity. What emerges is a moving portrait of devotion and trust, and the startling image of a saint who was able to inspire such depth of feeling.
About the Author
Ismita Tandon is an award-winning poet and author. She graduated from Sophia College, Ajmer and went on to pursue an MBA degree. Ismita has published three novels, one with Penguin and two with HarperCollins. She shares her poems regularly on her Facebook page, A Lesser Known Poet. She’d thought she was done writing books as her love for poetry far exceeded her desire to write. Her stint at the Om Swami ashram led her to lead a more spiritual life, compelling her to pen down this book. When not scribbling poems, she spends time with her black lab, Benoo, who much like Ismita, loves vegetarian food and a siesta. Swami Vidyananda Om grew up in Bangalore. After spending time at an ashram in Bangalore and in Rishikesh, he found his guru in Om Swami. Swami Vidyananda is Om Swami’s foremost disciple and was initiated in the tradition of Sri Vidya. An unusually talented singer, Swami Vidyananda is devoted to Swamiji. He lives in Sri Badrika ashram in Himachal in the service of Sri Hari. Swami Vidyananda enjoys singing for Bhagwan and loves eggless cakes.