touchedbyfireAuthor: Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Ph.D.
Paperback Language: English

This is the autobiography of Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Ph.D.The story follows him from his boyhood in Amar Garh, a traditional village in northern India, all the way to his current life as the spiritual head of the Himalayan Institute.We meet Tigunait's family, headed by a once-prosperous Raj Purohit (a religious teacher) who has seen his wealth dwindle in the face of political and social upheaval.

Along with him, we meet a variety of saints and spiritual masters who add to Tigunait's understanding of the Divine Mother, teach valuable meditation techniques, lifestyle choices, and powerful mantras, and change the course of his life.

"Touched by Fire is a living and practical guide for seekers on the path of truth and light. It sings with cultural revelation and rich imagery. Pandit Tigunait leads the reader through the unseen warfare with the ego to his real divine self, burned by the FIRE of faith. It is an inspired book worthy to be read and practiced. I am grateful to Panditji" -Ambassador Wafik Kamil, PhD Egyptian Ambassador to India - Secretary General, Asian African Legal Consultative Organizaton for the UN

" 'My inner calling demanded that I find something more fulfilling than simply trading time for money,' the author wrote in Chapter 5. 'Amen!' I say. That belief is the wellspring from which Pandit Tigunait's story we see a breathtaking example of what happens when we place spiritual pursuits ahead of material ones." -Jatin Desai CEO, Desai Learning

"Touched by Fire offers a rare glance into the wisdom of the Himalayan sages, made clear and relevant for people of all traditions and cultures. From his humble origins in traditional orthodox Hinduism, Pandit Rajmani has emerged on the world stage as a torch bearer of this ancient wisdom, offering this pure light freely and with the heartfelt prayer that it ignite the fire in all of our hearts." -Gary Kraftsow, Author of Yoga for Wellness and Yoga for Transformation, Director of American Viniyoga Institute