Baba Hari Dass is a monk does not speak. The practice of keeping silence is called mauna, in Sanskrit. Its aim is less about silencing the voice and more about silencing the mind which as we know tends to be filled with worries, desires, and clinging. We are privileged to be touched through this book with advice and teachings of a spiritual master who out of that silence, gives form to the unexplainable and sheds light on our daily life predicaments. Babaji writes, There is an inner silence. It cannot be heard by the ears, only by the heart.
About the Author(s)
Baba Hari Dass has been teaching classes on the Yoga Sutras for nearly 25 years. A Native of Almora, India, Babaji is a silent monk who teaches through writing and by example. He has been a yogi all his life, having left home at the age of eight to join a Brahmacarya school. After graduating from school, Babaji lived in caves and cities, wandered mountains and forests, and built and managed ashrams. In 1971 he moved to the U.S. and has been teaching there ever since.