A man comes across a woman yogi, whose teachings are powerful. The question that arises here is, whether this man will listen to a woman, and her teachings? In the present case of the author, he did it, and he took her as his spiritual mother, which led to dramatic changes in his life. The author is on the Board of Directors of the Yashodhara Ashram, founded by this teacher Swami Radha, in Canada with centres in many places. In twenty Chapters, he narrates the story of his spiritual journey along with Swami Radha, who had wisdom in abundance. There are big and small lessons, and finally all help in getting self-transformation. Some of the Chapters are Krishna’s swing, Marriage, family and spiritual life, fathers and daughters, Krishna’s flute, Divine mother, Temple of light etc.
One of the Chapters gives details from the time of identifying the present location of the Ashram, many initial problems, dense forest and bushes, and the effects of the vibrating personality of Swami Radha. Many parts of the Ashram were built slowly, like temple of divine light, farm with organic garden and orchard, barns for the cows and chickens etc. At one stage, the author gets furious and sweaty, after a telephonic discussion with a supplier. Then Swami Radha asked him three times, can you listen to women? The author replied yes, each time. She wanted him to soften down, not be arrogant and not be a victim of intellectual pride, which is a big obstacle to spiritual growth.
She advised the practice of self imposed silence, as an experiment. He got agitated and did not like it, but he was also shocked with his reaction. Swami Radha advised him, to make a brief record of the exact work being done by him, at intervals of fifteen minutes, and to do it for thirty days. During one of the poem reading sessions of Swami Radha, he realized about his wandering mind hearing things which are not existing, and of his intellectual pride, which as per Swami Radha, stops the flow of love. It took him some years, to be receptive, and to hear her adequately. He has been writing a diary daily, where he also wrote about renunciation and spiritual awakening etc. Divine mother has shown him his destiny, purpose for this life, extent of protection in life, what he really is and has been, so far in life. The honest narration of events in the personal life of the author provides inspiration to the readers, so that they can find meaning in their own life. The book is useful for everybody, both men and women, irrespective of their country, colour and profession etc.