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This memoir and biography unfolds the inspiring internal and external spiritual odyssey of Yamuna Devi's devotional life recalled in her memories, talks, journals, and writings, as well as the remembrances of the author and other associates and friends.

It is supplemented with relevant music and live recordings of Yamuna Devi, some of which have never been heard before, which complements the text of the book.

In Part One, Yamuna Devi meets her spiritual preceptor, Srila Prabhupada, at her sister's wedding in 1966 and begins her first tentative steps in Bhakti. In San Francisco she and a group of friends establish a vibrant temple and celebrate Rathayatra. Yamuna is initiated, married, and begins cooking for Srila Prabhupada. She, her husband, and two other couples then travel to London and ignite the fire of Sankirtan in England. She records with George Harrison at Apple Studios and helps establish a temple in London. Her Guru's promise to take her to India is fulfilled in 1970, when she travels with the World Sankirtan Party throughout India.

Despite hardships and obstacles along the path, the seed of Yamuna Devi's Bhakti grows and matures into a life of unalloyed devotion.

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simply beautiful

a spell bounding listen. beautiful insights to the life of Yamuma devi and care and compassion of Srila Prabhupada

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Very Good !

Since the narration is done by the compiler of this lovely book, I am satisfied that there is a deep loving mood for the subject. I would like to add that Dinatarini's voice is not the easiest to the listen to. Therefore I would like to see a different narrator, making it easy for the most listeners. Thanks so much Dinatarini, for compiling these wonderful remembrances. Thanks Audible for making this book available.

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  • K. Walker
  • 23-08-19

Testimony of Pue Devotion

This is one of the best audiobooks I’ve ever listened to. It’s a plus to have the author as the speaker. This book provides possibly the most comprehensive account of the history of ISKCON, with a special emphasis on the female point of view. I also appreciate the extensive utilization of the memoirs of other devotees, as well as the Lilamrta. Yamuna devi was great devotee. (One day she should get a Wikipedia page.)

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  • Madhuri Radhika
  • 18-07-18

An amazing Love Story!

Memories of the very special lady and her unalloyed love and devotion to her Spiritual Master and Lord Krishna!

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  • 13-11-17

LIFE CHANGING

An amazing story of devotion, love and how deep our relationships can be. Thank you for the journey into the life a such a special soul! Hare Krishna

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  • Sid Dee
  • 19-01-17

An entry into a pure Devotees consciousness

once u start listening to this book, its hard to stop. This book explains how an ideal disciple should serve his spiritual master.
what an exemplary character. all glories to her. thank you for writing this book.

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  • RANDALL
  • 18-12-16

Pure Nectar

Thank you for the wonderful memories of a saint. It uplifted my days and evenings. Hare Krsna

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  • Mark
  • 13-05-16

This is very nice!!

From the early days in New York and San Francisco to the Beatles to the start of the Hare Krishna movement in India, this book has it all. From the point of view of a very sincere disciple. My favorite part is there has been much inspiration to raise my own standard of devotion as a result of reading this wonderful book!