When the Time Comes

front cover image for When The Time Comes showing image of Dada ChandranathApart from my guru, Dada Chan­dranath was the biggest influ­ence in my life. I first met him in Cal­cut­ta in the late sev­en­ties where he was a senior mem­ber of Anandamurti’s inner cir­cle but I only got to know him well when I moved back to India in the ear­ly nineties and start­ed vis­it­ing him reg­u­lar­ly. By then he was a real­ized sage who had a unique abil­i­ty to com­mu­ni­cate the most pro­found spir­i­tu­al ideas in sim­ple, eas­i­ly intel­li­gi­ble lan­guage. He was also the best exam­ple I had ever seen of per­fec­tion in action. I nev­er passed a sin­gle moment in his com­pa­ny when he wasn’t com­plete­ly present and I nev­er saw him treat any two human beings dif­fer­ent­ly: the same atten­tion, the same com­pas­sion, the same respect, whether it was a taxi dri­ver or a spir­i­tu­al dig­ni­tary who had come to vis­it him. The first time I went to see him after the book came out, he grabbed my hand with a huge smile and said, “Devashish, your book has made me mis­er­able.” He had been enjoy­ing a peace­ful old age in rel­a­tive obscu­ri­ty but once the book was pub­lished he had a steady stream of vis­i­tors from all over the world that con­tin­ued until he passed away in full con­scious­ness a dozen years lat­er. If you read the book you’ll see why.

Book Descrip­tion

For thou­sands of years, the ancient dis­ci­pline known as yoga has pro­vid­ed a sci­en­tif­ic and eas­i­ly acces­si­ble method of spir­i­tu­al devel­op­ment. It has been prac­ticed, in one form or anoth­er, by most of the world’s great saints. In these con­ver­sa­tions, a mod­ern Indi­an saint dis­cuss­es the com­mon dif­fi­cul­ties and dilem­mas that spir­i­tu­al seek­ers face in their quest for real­iza­tion. With the infal­li­ble good sense of a true adept, Acharya Chan­dranath tells us how to avoid the obsta­cles and pit­falls of the path and gives us the prac­ti­cal advice we need to achieve suc­cess in our spir­i­tu­al life.

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