Pandit Tigunait skillfully weaves the teachings of the sages into a fabric of absorbing and delightful stories, so that the reader easily understands what might, in another context, look like formidable philosophy. In addition, he makes it practical, down-to-earth, and applicable to the conditions of modern life. He effortlessly renders the ancient teachings for contemporary students. A yogi who came of age in the traditional culture of India and studied widely with a number of teachers, he has been living and teaching in the United States for almost two decades.This narrative is based on the great texts of Yoga, Vedanta, and Tantra, the writings of Shankaracharya, and the later teachers of the tradition. Many of the stories appear here for the first time in English.