Friday, May 8, 2009
The Story of Swami Rama Tirtha
Biography of Swami Rama Tirtha (1873 - 1906), one of the greatest exponents of Advaita Vedanta. He was among the first notable teachers of Hinduism to lecture in the United States, traveling there in 1902. During his American tours Swami Rama Tirtha spoke frequently on the concept of 'practical Vedanta' and on education of Indian youth. He proposed bringing young Indians to American universities, and helped established several scholarships for Indian students.
His discourses and other works are compiled in "In Woods of God Realization" in 7 volumes.