Published: 17 September 2021 | Written by Himalayan Yoga Publications Trust
A New Book Release
The Gems of Ancient Wisdom is a reflection of Swami Veda’s love expressed in simple words that manifest deep wisdom.
Our beloved Swami ji touched the lives of many. His captivating aura effortlessly drew countless numbers of those on the spiritual path who yearned for knowledge, who sought answers and comfort. Many simply wished to be in his luminous presence. “Let every person feel loved” was the message that was consistently demonstrated.
The book is a collection of some of Swami Veda’s talks and writings. In this book, he talks about the human life as a “work-in-progress” and has said, “edit and evaluate your thoughts, feelings, emotions, words, tones, and actions in order to achieve happiness and avoid pain.” He further writes, “create a pleasant and satisfying goal in your life. Every time a painful thought from the past arises in your mind, look to the future you have set for yourself. Is this thought conducive to creating that future? If not, just dwell on the pleasantness of future successes and slowly everything self-destructive and self-deprecatory will vanish.”
Swami ji’s teachings in the book reach out to seekers of all backgrounds at various levels of spiritual progress. Many of our AHYMSIN global family members have offered their loving and selfless seva in bringing this book together, including our wonderful team of transcribers and editors.
Ms. Rajini Prakash, Ms. Prakriti Bhaskar, Mr. Hans Gerritsen and Mr. John Sellinger worked tirelessly in choosing the right articles and organising them as a sequence, presenting the readers with a wide range of topics relevant to life today. Some of the chapters are a response to seekers’ questions; some are narrated as a story; others are direct guidance from a sage. All are drawn from the experience of eternal Truth by a realized being. Each chapter carries profound messages that engage and inspire the seeker to uncover layers in the journey to the discovery of the Self.
We are immensely grateful to all of them for the beautiful book that has now been published due to their loving efforts. Also, we would like to thank Ms. Nouf Marwaai for writing a profound foreword and Ms. Lea Sellinger for designing the book cover.