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Rising in Love

My Wild and Crazy Ride to Here and Now, with Amma, the Hugging Saint

Ram Das Batchelder


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Rising in Love tells the story of the author's extraordinary spiritual awakening in America (which included meeting an angel), his discovery of Amma (the living Guru known in the West as "the Hugging Saint"), and the 27 amazing years he has spent in quest of Enlightenment as Amma's devotee, most of that time in India. The book is a multi-faceted diamond. It is a suspenseful psychological thriller, a page-turner from the outset--yet there also much humor in the narrative, and at times reads like a comedic novel. From another angle, it is a story of profound healing from delusion, drug addiction and despair into a joyous and beautifully fulfilled life, and as such it is a ray of hope for all who suffer from addiction or mental illness of one kind or another.Follow the link below for an exciting 2-minute introductory video to Rising in Love https: //

O-Books, 9781782796879, 383pp.

Publication Date: December 12, 2014

About the Author

Ram Das Batchelder was born in Pittsburgh in 1961. His spiritual awakening began at age 21, in New York. He met Amma, his Guru, when he was 25, and moved to India two years later. Ram is a songwriter, playwright and children's author and has spent the last 27 years in India, meeting many Saints and Gurus, and observing many miracles. He has been happily married since 2002. He and his wife continue to live in Amma's ashram in Kerala, and lead tours together to the sacred cities of India.