Like Rolling River Free …

The Story of Swami Saradananda In the West Along with lives of Sara C. Bull & Sarah J. Farmer

by Vandana M. Jani



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/3/2023

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 856
ISBN : 9781665731614
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 856
ISBN : 9781665731607
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 856
ISBN : 9781665731621

About the Book

Like Rolling River Free highlights three central characters: Swami Saradananda, Sara Bull, and Sarah Farmer, who played a critical role in the growth of American spirituality. The author examines Swami Saradananda’s life in detail, weaving together strands from America’s religious and cultural history. In the process, she reveals the importance of two women: Sara Bull, the daughter of a senator and the wife of a famous musician who became one of Swami Vivekananda’s most significant supporters and trusted disciples; and Sarah Farmer, the creator of the Greenacre Conferences. The book details the captivating family history of both Bull and Farmer, providing readers a detailed view of nineteenth-century America. But most striking is the book’s portrayal of Saradananda, who was Sri Ramakrishna’s one of the most influential disciple. His contributions to the Ramakrishna Order provided it with essential guidance and they continue to reverberate today. Join the author as she explores how Saradananda spread a message of religious harmony as you learn about Vedanta, one of the six schools of Hindu philosophy.

About the Author

Vandana M. Jani, Ph.D., who has enjoyed a career as a post-doctoral research associate and science educator, is the co-founder of Vivekananda Vidyapith, a nonprofit organization focused on character-building education for K-12 students. Based in Wayne, New Jersey, the institution has thrived under her guidance for the past forty-five years. Following the Vedanta tradition by her late guru, Swami Adiswarananda, she has devoted her life to spiritual pursuits.