Paramahamsa Hariharananda cautioned his students to proceed carefully because “the spiritual path is very slippery.” The journey to God is fraught with pitfalls, traps, endless sensual enticements, and creations of the mind. We can only marvel at the remarkable men and women who have courageously attained the realised state. How were they able to avoid the hazards that lead to spiritual downfall?
The masters who choose to share their experiences are spiritual inspirations; their teachings nourish students’ growth. A realised one, a guru, is a divine alchemist who guides the transformation of seekers from mortal human beings to the realisation that they are immortal souls.
This book is the first in a series of diaries that contain the priceless teachings of Paramahamsa Hariharananda. These teachings are taken from the personal notes of his foremost disciple and successor, Paramahamsa Prajnanananda, who shares many of the teachings that helped him achieve the pinnacle of realisation. We learn how to live spiritual lives, achieve Self-realisation, and serve God’s creation. We learn about day-to-day practical spirituality.
This book is a road map for travelling on the journey to the truth: we are God in human beings and human beings in God.