• Philosopher Saint: The Life and Philosophy of Narayana Guru

Collection of essays on Narayana Guru written by Swami John Spiers, who was an ardent admirer of Sree Narayana Guru and an enthusiastic propagator of his teachings. Swami was born into a Calvinist family in Perth, Scotland. He met Nataraja Guru in 1937 and thus came in touch with the ideals of Sree Narayana Guru. In 1946, Nataraja Guru welcomed him to the Narayana Gurukula at Ootty. He became a disciple of Nataraja Guru and their close association made Nataraja Guru ask him to edit the biography of Narayana Guru, 'The Word of Guru' and to write an introduction to it. Essays in this book were originally published in 'Values', a magazine founded and edited by John Spiers. This collection also carries a short biography of Narayana Guru written by N. Kumaran Asan translated into English for the first time.

"A window into Narayana Guru's thought and its place in the Indian spiritual tradition, this special volume features the refections of a Scottish swami about one who transcended boundaries and defnitions, and joined a pantheon of the uplifted and the great.” - Manu S Pillai

"This volume contains some selected essays of Swami John Spiers. I am sure, even after more than half a century since these were originally written, their value is ever fresh because all of them, in one way or other, shed light upon Guruhood, the firm foundation on which the entire edifice of Indian culture rests. I am sure, this book will be a valuable treasure for those who love Indian spirituality which even stands beyond all specific forms of religiousness.” - Muni Narayana Prasad

Pages: 242
Size: Demy 1/8
Binding: Hardbound
Edition: 2021

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Philosopher Saint: The Life and Philosophy of Narayana Guru

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  • Category: Philosophy
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