As told by Shri Anandi Ma
This House is on Fire is the story of our beloved Dhyanyogiji as told by his disciple and heir to the ancient Kundalini Maha Yoga lineage, Shri Anandi Ma. She recounts how Guruji broke with thousands of years of yogic tradition by teaching meditation openly and later giving shaktipat freely to anyone and everyone who was seeking God; how he developed using scientific methods the mantrochar that is used today to guide us deeper into meditation; and how he later taught ancient yogic practices through what became the Vajra Panjar retreats that are still offered at Dhyanyoga Centers today. This book tells the story of our path of Kundalini Maha Yoga and the formation of Dhyanyoga Centers, which continues his spiritual and humanitarian works worldwide.
He was 100 years old and walked so fast that no one could keep up with him. He had spent 80 years of relative seclusion in rural India, but in the early 1960s he came out into the open, burning with a desire to to help ordinary people attain the highest states of spiritual realization. Having undergone many painful ordeals to achieve his own evolution, he hoped to spare others that suffering. Shri Dhyanyogi often urged everyone to take the spiritual gold he had to offer, saying: “This house is on fire! Loot all you can!”
With this open invitation, he freely gave his energy, training, and experience to one and all without regard for race, caste, religion, or worthiness. All were welcome to share the wealth of his love. Both in India, where he began, and later in the United States, the legacy of this unique saint continues on.
This book is recommended for anyone who meditates but especially those on the path of Kundalini Maha Yoga.*
Dr. Vasant Lad, founder of The Ayurvedic Institute, says: “Shri Dhyanyogi is the authentic master of Kundalini Maha Yoga. …This beautiful book will definitely guide the reader to a spiritual awakening.”
Linda Johnsen, author of Daughters of the Goddess, says: “This House is on Fire is a new spiritual classic… every page of this book is a treasure.”
Patricia Walden, international yoga teacher, says: “This House is on Fire can take its place alongside Paramanhansa Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi …it reads like a true life mystery – the mystery of love and spiritual fulfillment.”
Hardcover 420 pages plus photos, illustrations and Glossary
* Kundalini Maha Yoga is the path to self-realization (enlightenment) through the awakening of the Kundalini Shakti, the divine energy that resides in all of us. Awakened it creates the conditions for spiritual progress and ultimately samadhi. The full potential of the body and mind may then be realized, inner peace attained, and the sublime truth of unity in diversity experienced—the fact that all life is one seamless fabric.