“Remember that you carry a dual citizenship. With meditation you can build a bridge between your two worlds, the world within and the world without. When you successfully manage both worlds, then the fruits of meditation will bloom.”
~ H.H.S. Swami Rama as quoted in Walking with a Himalayan Master, An American Odyssey, by Justin O’Brien (Swami Jaidev Bharati), p.121.
Swami Jaidev Bharati (Dr. Justin O’Brien), a leading disciple of Swami Rama of the Himalayas, is a pioneer in the exploration of consciousness. A former Catholic monk who studied in Israel, Jordan, and the Netherlands, he was a major lecturer as his ground-breaking theology took thousands to deep insights in their spiritual quests.
In 1972 he met his Guru while he taught theology at Loyola University of Chicago. He helped Swamiji establish the Himalayan Institute and its graduate school and helped create international yoga conferences in England, Japan, India, Nepal, and the States. He holds a Doctoral degree in the Philosophy of Consciousness, a Doctorandus in Theology, and Masters degrees in Philosophy and Religious Studies. He was Senior Research Fellow in Holistic Medicine at the University of London Medical School, Director of Education at London’s Marylebone Health Clinic, and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Minnesota.
He took vows of renunciation on the banks of the Ganges River in 1999. He is author of “Walking with a Himalayan Master,” “The Wellness Tree,” “A Meeting of Mystic Paths,” “Superconscious Meditation,” “Running and Breathing,” and several others.
Swami Jaidev Bharati, left his body on June 19, 2021.