Living With The Himalayan Masters by Swami Rama – Book Review


Living With The Himalayan Masters by Swami Rama is a masterpiece that is highly recommendable and worth reading.

Living With The Himalayan Masters is a collection of short but awe-inspiring stories about the spiritual experiences of Swami Rama, who was one of the greatest adept, teacher, writer, and humanitarian of the 20th century.

What is this book all about?

It has 14 chapters in which Swami Rama informs the reader about his spiritual journey through the Himalayan Mountains and his encounters with several enlightened sages, sadhus, yogis and renowned teachers. The immortal sages, picturesque peaks, and the intriguing wisdom of his masters come alive in the chapters.

Each chapter contains several stories that infuse our subtle hearts with overwhelming gratitude for sages who selflessly share their unspeakable love but remain unrecognized by the crowds. More importantly, each of the fascinating stories has an insightful lesson to be learned. They are actually the lessons that Swami Rama himself learned through face-to-face experience Living with the Himalayan Masters. The book covers a wide variety of interesting and intriguing topics on spirituality such as Mantras, Kundalini, Tantra and so much more. 

Besides that, worth mentioning are his meetings with great men such as Mahatma Gandhi, Maharishi Raman, Tagore, and Aurobindo. In this masterpiece, you’ll experience the presence of many great masters including Swami Rama himself.

What I like about this book

It is well crafted, easy to read and no complicated stuff. I’ve traveled with this book to the Himalayas. It felt as if I was actually there at the feet of the Himalayan Masters receiving priceless knowledge along with Swami Rama. Undoubtedly, no other book gives us such kind of a feeling. Ensure that you bask in its grace, and you’ll receive exactly what you need.

What I really like about this book is the fundamental statement that you don’t have to worship any guru or anyone for that matter. The Divinity, The Universal Consciousness, and the Source is already within you and life is all about discovering the truth within you. This is a unique spiritual book that doesn’t sermonise on any particular tradition, Marga or cult.

This book is truly amazing and enchanting

It captivates, entertains, and engrosses the reader by all it’s stories, that every reader can unbelievably read all the 489 pages in a single day. Some of the fantastic tales seems unbelievable, out of this world, but on the other side of the fence, they are fascinating, illuminating, mystifying, inspiring, and often humorous. The narration is simply mesmerizing.

What others say about this book

The book is truly a timeless classic by one of the most influential yoga masters of the 20th century. It transports you into the caves of the Himalayas and introduces you to the great adepts who live there. This is the real thing from a man whose whole life was an extraordinary spiritual adventure. One of the best books on spirituality ever! – By Linda Johnsen (Author of many books).

Excellent story telling that really gets the point across. It has answered many questions for the readers. A fantastic reference material for anyone who is interested in moving up the “spiritual ladder By G. Morrison.


Living With The Himalayan Masters is in my opinion one of the best read for spiritual seekers. I highly recommend this book especially for people who enjoy reading spiritual journeys of others and enjoy gaining some understanding of what life is all about.

Hope you got moved by my Living With the Himalayan Masters review, if you want more information or would like to purchase Swami Rama’s book, please follow the link below for the Paperback and Kindle edition.

This book review is written by Ray.

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