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By Steven Rosen (Satyaraja Dasa)
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Black Lotus

By Steven Rosen (Satyaraja Dasa)

Black Lotus examines the life of Bhakti Tirtha Swami, from his early years as a child evangelist and as a teenager with the civil rights movement. As a junior leader of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, he directly assisted Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Soon after, arriving at Princeton University on a scholarship, he became involved in black nationalism, at the same time excelling as a student of international law, race relations, psychology, and yoga.

His journey took a surprising turn when he joined the Hare Krishna movement, known in India by its traditional name, Vaishnavism. This ancient science of the soul, with its embrace of universal spiritual principles, would provide the framework for his life's mission: global ministry, community-building, interfaith dialogue, and material and spiritual welfare work. He became recognized internationally, as evidenced both by his coronation as a High Chief in the Warri Kingdom of Nigeria and in his becoming the first African-American Vaishnava guru, with disciples in every major country of the world.

Black Lotus is an uplifting story enriched by the testimony of family, friends, college professors, mentors, disciples, and other travelers on the spiritual path. As a result, the reader is offered an intimate look at the Swami's life and times, which blossom on these pages in detail. As the lotus, in its beauty and sublime perfection, rises in majesty above its stem, buried deeply in clouded waters, so Bhakti Tirtha Swami rose above numerous obstacles and limitations, inspiring others to do the same.

Softbound, 409 pages, 16 color photos, index, 5.5" x 8.5". First published 2007.

  Price:$19.95
Item Code: H2BS459
By Steven Rosen (Satyaraja Dasa)
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