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The twenty first century has set off a gold rush to explain and attain happiness: that elusive subjective state. Do genetics, circumstances and willpower (or the lack of it) limit our attempts at happiness? They need not. Hiding in Unnatural Happiness tells you how. Deftly interweaving the latest research in neuroscience, social science, and psychology, Devamrita Swami shines the beacon of timeless yoga knowledge on the quest for happiness. The conclusion is uplifting: applying appropriate spiritual technology allows every human 100 percent access to genuine happiness and well-being. This nonmaterial technology casts no devastating social or ecological footprint. For individuals and institutions seeking to channel the human drive for fulfillment in a sustainable direction, Hiding In Unnatural Happiness offers indispensable wisdom.     
Bolder minds are keen to discover the hidden acheivements of the ancients. This curiosity will transform the way we see ourselves and the universe. Were some ancient civilizations much more advanced than what we allow? Particularly, India’s Vedic texts challenge our pride and conceptions. The sages of India’s lost past delighted in knowledge of the nonmaterial. But they testify that they also knew how to produce material benefits without industry. Dare we consider that the subcontinent of India, thousands of years ago, was the center of the greatest spiritual wisdom and mystical technology that the Earth has seen? The India of remote antiquity may surface as the greatest find in the new millennium. Searching for Vedic India reviews the latest research from both mainstream and independent sources. Most importantly, it unfolds the ancient answers to the modern riddles of consciousness, reincarnation, extraterrestrial contact, and spiritual dimensions beyond the laws of time and space. Deep in lost history, did high civilizations and advanced knowledge thrive? The ancient Vedic literatures of India describe a worldwide civilization that flourished at a time when modern historians insist that humans like us existed simply as hunter-gatherers. This Vedic civilization, centered in India, employed technologies based on a scientific understanding of the physical elements and forces we know today, as well as more subtle conscious elements. Devamrita Swami, who has spent a lifetime in his own search for Vedic India, takes us on a journey of intellectual discovery through the history of the remarkable Vedic civilization and its knowledge, locked in the ancient literatures of India. His wit and wisdom combine to make our search for Vedic India not only illuminating but entertaining. He tells us not only the truths of Vedic India, but how they are again coming to be. Searching for Vedic India thus takes us not only into the past, but into the future.
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The advanced consciousness of human beings is for understanding the deepest mysteries of existence. What is life? What is its origin? Why does it exist? Yet most people today don't even have any practical understanding of the difference between spirit and matter. Spiritual knowledge is vague and inconclusive. Although fashionable peddlers of popular spirituality claim we are spiritual beings, there is a huge gulf between chic notions of the spiritual self and clear-cut knowledge about it. Centuries ago, the truth was imparted during a chance encounter between a wandering sage, Jada Bharata, and a powerful ruler, Maharaja Rahugana. In the course of a spirited discussion, Jada Bharata expertly and lovingly transported Rahugana out of the desert of false prestige, and unscrupulous action. To this day, anyone who acts according to the knowledge he imparted, will prosper in full understanding and spiritual satisfaction. Jada Bharata's timeless wisdom is a blueprint for the perfect escape from material bondage through knowledge of the Supreme Ultimate.
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