Heartfulness Way

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The Heartfulness Way is a contemporized version of the ancient Indian practice of Raja Yoga, a tradition that enables the practitioner to realize the higher Self within.

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Heartfulness Way: Heart-Based Meditations for Spiritual Transformation

by Kamlesh D. Patel

“A must-read for anyone interested in incorporating meditation into their lifestyle.” –Sanjay Gupta, MD, chief medical correspondent for CNN Heartfulness is an ideal, a spiritual way of living by and from the heart that is inclusive of all ideologies, beliefs, and religions.

In this heart-centered book, a student in conversation with his teacher, Kamlesh D. Patel–affectionately known as Daaji, the fourth and current spiritual guide of the century-old Heartfulness tradition–present a unique method of meditation with the power to facilitate an immediate, tangible spiritual experience, irrespective of a person’s faith. Our modern, fast-paced world can be an overwhelming place.

Every day, we’re bombarded with messages telling us that in order to be happy, fulfilled, and worthy, we must be better, do more, and accumulate as much material wealth as possible. Most of us move through our busy lives with our minds full of these ideas, multitasking as we strive to navigate the responsibilities and expectations we must meet just to make it through the day. But what if there is another way? What if, rather than letting the busyness of life overtake our minds, we learn to be heartful instead?

Based on Daaji’s own combination of approaches and practices for the modern seeker–which draws from the teachings of Sahaj Marg, meaning “Natural Path”–Heartfulness is a contemporized version of the ancient Indian practice of Raja Yoga, a tradition that enables the practitioner to realize the higher Self within. While many books describe refined states of being, The Heartfulness Way goes further, providing a pragmatic course to experience those states for oneself, which, per the book’s guiding principle, is “greater than knowledge.”

Heartfulness meditation consists of four elements–relaxation, meditation, cleaning, and prayer–and illuminates the ancient, defining feature of yogic transmission (or pranahuti ), the utilization of divine energy for spiritual growth and transformation. Using the method, detailed practices, tips, and practical philosophy offered in this book, you’ll reach new levels of attainment and learn to live a life more deeply connected to the values of the Heartfulness way–with acceptance, humility, compassion, empathy, and love.

Editorial Reviews

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“In this simple and elegant book, Daaji reveals the ancient secrets of Heartfulness meditation for a well-integrated life. A must-read for anyone interested in incorporating meditation into their lifestyle.”
—Sanjay Gupta, MD, neurosurgeon, Emmy® Award-winning chief medical correspondent for CNN, and bestselling author of Monday Mornings
“This book, The Heartfulness Way, is truly transformational and is going to make a big difference in the lives of so many people across the globe.”
—Pankaj Gupta, PhD, executive director, Centre for Ethics, Spirituality and Sustainability at O.P. Jindal Global University, Delhi NCR
“All of us long to belong and try to connect to the Creator and this universe in various ways. This book helps us to connect holistically, meaningfully, and more importantly, ‘simply,’ through Heartfulness meditation. Giving ourselves the space to look within for just a few minutes in a day can keep us going, growing, and glowing throughout the day. The Heartfulness Way makes the journey as enjoyable as the destination.”
Latha Rajan, cofounder of the Chennai Literary Association, and managing director of the Ma Foi Foundation
The Heartfulness Way represents a revolution in the field of spirituality. Spiritualism is a process of self-realization. Every individual being unique, they experience this in different ways. But all seekers can be benefited by The Heartfulness Way, including experienced meditators. A practical and inspirational guidebook, its clarion call is that personal experience is greater than any spiritual knowledge or belief can ever be. But this book goes much further than that! It provides a well-honed method for spiritual awakening. Moreover, it shows us how to receive yogic transmission, or pranahuti, which easily enables any seeker to experience states of being that were once thought to be reserved for great yogis and renunciates. Read it, try its practices, experience yogic transmission, and see for yourself!”
Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Commerce and Industry of India
“If you have picked up The Heartfulness Way, then you are one of the many of people looking for answers. Congratulations. You have found the key. This book will take you on a journey of self-comprehension, leading to the eventual discovery of your true potential.

Meditation is an age-old practice, and a successful one. This is perhaps the only way a person can face their own self and set themselves free. Put together from a series of conversations between teacher and student, the authors of this book have created something so powerful and profound that it makes me wonder how many lives it will potentially change.

I find immense pride in my association with Kamlesh D. Patel, and this book fills me with utmost respect for its two authors, who have embarked on the holy path of spiritual transformation. It is rare in today’s age to see people share their insight and teach from their experiences.

Om Namah Shivay.”
C.B. Patel, owner, Gujarat Samachar; Asian Voice

About the Author

Kamlesh D. Patel, known widely as Daaji, is the fourth and current spiritual guide of the global Heartfulness movement. His teachings arise from his personal experience on the path of Heartfulness, while reflecting his deep spirit of inquiry and respect for the world’s great spiritual traditions and scientific advancements.

Daaji practiced pharmacy in New York City, NY, for over three decades before being named the successor in a century-old lineage of spiritual masters. Fulfilling the many duties of a modern-day guru, he travels widely, extending his support to spiritual seekers everywhere. A self-professed student of spirituality, he devotes much of his time and energy to research in the field of consciousness and spirituality, approaching the subject with scientific methodology—a practical approach that stems from his own experience and mastery in the field.

Joshua Pollock is a Heartfulness trainer and practitioner from the United States. An accomplished classical violinist, he has performed and taught throughout the world, including multiple collaborations with film composer A. R. Rahman. Pollock is a dedicated spiritual aspirant, and is enthusiastic about sharing his passion for meditation, frequently lecturing at private seminars; holding practical demonstrations in corporate, educational, and governmental settings; and providing ongoing individual support to local seekers. Pollock holds a bachelor of musical arts degree from Indiana University, and two master’s degrees from Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, UK. He currently resides in India with his wife and their two children.

Foreword writer Varun Soni, PhD, is dean of religious life at the University of Southern California, where he also serves as vice provost for Campus Wellness and Crisis Intervention, adjunct professor of religion, and Annenberg Fellow of public diplomacy. He holds degrees in religion from Tufts University; Harvard University; the University of California, Santa Barbara; and the University of Cape Town; as well as a law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Afterword writer James R. Doty, MD, is a professor of neurosurgery at Stanford University School of Medicine, and founder and director of The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Explanation (CCARE). Doty is author of Into the Magic Shop, and editor of The Oxford Handbook of Compassion Science.

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Weight 13 oz
Dimensions 9 × 6 × .75 in

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