The Book of Dharma: Making Enlightened Choices by Simon Haas
The Book of Dharma charts Simon Haas's journey to India and his "excavation" of the Dharma Code, a powerful system for making enlightened choices and directing our life more consciously. In this ground-breaking book, Haas discloses these ancient, transformative teachings for contemporary Western readers, for the first time openly revealing a knowledge that has been passed down in secrecy in a sacred tradition for millennia.
"A 'must-have' for teachers and students alike who wish to develop their understanding of yoga and deepen their practice. Expertly written by the experienced Haas, who lived in temple monasteries in India for ten years and apprenticed for sixteen years with an elderly Bhakti master practitioner, the book shows how we can consciously direct our life by improving the quality of our choices, and clearly explains the four design principles of the Dharma Code - truth, purity, non-violence and discipline. Highly recommended."
"This book is a labour of love and reads swiftly and elegantly. ... The idea of simply addressing four of the yamas and niyamas: ahimsa (non-violence), satya (truth), saucha (purity) and tapas (discipline) as a guide to life, is in itself ingenious and alluring. Haas's own life bears testimony to the power of this theory. Read it if you are in any way interested in going into yoga philosophy; it is the perfect inroad. For yoga teachers, you will find this application of the yamas most revealing."
--CHARLOTTA MARTINUS, founder of TeenYoga; Director at Universal Yoga Ltd