by Blair Lewis • July 18, 2011
On Tuesday evening, July 26th, the Dallas-Fort Worth community has a rare and illuminating opportunity to meet a world-renowned scholar and humanitarian – Pandit Rajmanit Tigunait, Ph.D. His topic will be: Conquering Fear, the Science of Self-Transformation. The following excerpt from his most recent book, The Pursuit of Power and Freedom: Katha Upanishad, clearly illustrates the importance of his upcoming topic:
“As spiritual scientists, the sages of the Himalayas were interested in discovering the anatomy of health and happiness, stamina and weakness, and joy and grief. In an attempt to find lasting peace, they tried to understand the source of fear and the way to eliminate it once and for all. Their limitless appetite for unveiling the mysteries of life enabled them to invest all their resources – physical, mental and spiritual. This gave them access to a world filled with infinite possibilities – a world beyond our normal understanding.”
“All of us want to be happy. In search of happiness, we are continually adding new nuances in the fields of science and technology, religion and politics, and trade and commerce. Experience tells us that the more we possess, the more fearful we become, and yet our desire for power and possessions forces us to exhaust all our energies acquiring everything possible. On the one hand, we want to be happy. On the other hand, we do not want to let go of that which makes us miserable. And yet we fail to see why we are caught between wanting and not wanting, freedom and bondage.”
Pandit Tigunait will share the techniques and insights that he has gleaned from a lifetime of study and commitment to helping individuals and families overcome fear, doubt and anger. His presentation will delight you with a wonderful blend of wisdom, humor and humility. He will be speaking at the Center for Spiritual Living in North Dallas. Details are online at: www.AliveandHealthy.com
The Biography of Pandit Tigunait
The spiritual head of the Himalayan Institute, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Ph.D. is the successor of Swami Rama of the Himalayas. Lecturing and teaching world-wide for more than 30 years, he is the author of fourteen books including his autobiography Touched by Fire: The Ongoing Journey of a Spiritual Seeker and the best-selling At the Eleventh Hour: The Biography of Swami Rama, and is a regular contributor to Yoga International magazine.
Pandit Tigunait holds two doctorates: one in Sanskrit from the University of Allahabad in India, and another in Oriental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Family tradition gave Pandit Tigunait access to a vast range of spiritual wisdom preserved in both the written and oral traditions. Before meeting his master, Pandit Tigunait studied Sanskrit, the language of the ancient scriptures of India ; Pali, the language of Buddhist scriptures; Prakrit, the language of Jaina scriptures; and Zend-Avesta, the language of the Zorastrian tradition. In 1976, Swami Rama ordained Pandit Tigunait into the 5,000-year-old lineage of the Himalayan masters.
While living in the world with his wife and two children, Pandit Tigunait walks in the footsteps of his master — he writes, teaches, guides and administers the work and mission of the Himalayan Institute, a multi-national humanitarian organization, while joyfully maintaining his personal commitment to his spiritual pursuits.
“Live in the world, and yet remain above it. Find a balance between the sacred and mundane, and between worldly success and inner fulfillment. There is a way to find freedom in this world, you do not need to try to find freedom from this world.” – these are the core teachings of the Himalayan sages.
Conquering Fear — The Science of Self-Transformation
An Evening with Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Ph.D., the Spiritual Head of the Himalayan Institute
Tuesday Evening, July 26th, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Center for Spiritual Living, 4801 Spring Valley, Suite 115, Dallas, Texas 75244
Fee: By Donation Only, Suggested Love Offering is $15