Letters have their own place in literature. They uncover various facets of a person. Letters are the best medium to gauge political, social and spiritual environment at the prevailing time and the thoughts of an author on the events as well as future outlook. It is well known that the letter collections of great personalities like Gandhiji have inspired lot of people and have served as torch-bearer for many.
Shri Yogeshwarji wrote most of the letters contained in this book during the years of his Himalayan stay. The struggle that Shri Yogeshwarji underwent and the hardships that he faced during the long and arduous Himalayan stay are vividly painted in these letters. Thus they contain lots of detail about his spiritual achievements, his divine experiences and planning for the advancement on the path of divinity. It also has invaluable messages and directions for the spiritual aspirant. Some of the letters have also captured Shri Yogeshwarji’s thoughts on uplifting the society and the country as a whole.
The letters covers issues such as Yoga, Pranayam, the importance of purity and faith, the power of prayer, thirst for the almighty, divine love, the aim of human life, the importance of solitude in the advancement on spiritual path, celibacy, issue of previous birth etc. Some important social topics like issue of marriage, love for the motherland and the independence struggle have also found place. Some letters depicts his pilgrimage to the places such as Dakshineshwar, Amarnath etc.
Most of the letters were addressed to Narayanbhai Jani, Shri Yogeshwarji’s classmate and long time associate and some to Bhailalbhai. Apart from that some of the letters are addressed to Mataji – Shri Yogeshwarji’s mother. The book also contain a letter written to Swami Shivanand asking permission for Yogeshwarji's stay at the ashram and the reply of Swami Shivanand.
These letteres were written way back from 1940, when Shri Yogeshwarji’s age was just 19 to his years in Himalayas up to 1955. That’s why these books serve as an ideal guide in understanding his step by step advancement on the spiritual path.
This is the one and only book containing detailed letters written by Shri Yogeshwarji during his years of penance in Himalayas ( between 1940 to 1955). The book contains letters covering various topics such as celibacy, marriage, freedom struggle, faith, silence, meditation, sadhana, and other spiritual subjects of utmost interest to the seekers of truth. This book is now available for online reading as well as in e-book (PDF) format.
હિમાલયના પત્રોમાં શ્રી યોગેશ્વરજીએ પોતાના એકાંતિક હિમાલયવાસ દરમ્યાન તથા સાધનાત્મક જીવનના મનોમંથન રૂપે લખેલ પત્રોનો અમૂલ્ય સંગ્રહ છે. અધ્યાત્મમાર્ગના જિજ્ઞાસુઓને અત્યાર સુધી એણે અદભૂત પ્રેરણા પૂરી પાડી છે. માર્ગદર્શનના સ્તોત્ર એવા આ પત્રોને પ્રથમવાર લોકસંગ્રહાર્થે વેબસાઇટના માધ્યમ દ્વારા મુકવામાં આવી રહ્યા છે. સુજ્ઞ વાચકોને એનો લાભ ઉઠાવવા વિનંતિ છે.