Endorsements

“In this simple and elegant book, Daaji reveals the ancient secrets of Heartfulness meditation for a well-integrated life. A must read for anyone interested in incorporating meditation into their life style”

Dr. Sanjay Gupta
A prominent neurosurgeon and CNN’s Emmy award winning chief medical correspondent.


The book “The Heartfulness Way” is a significant contribution explaining the simple path to practice meditation and realizing the higher spiritual purpose in life. The book explains what meditation is in clear, concise, and simple language. What is intriguing about the book that it reflects the synchronicity between the scientific concepts of mass-energy transformation and spiritual transformation of the bodily self to the universal mindfulness or awareness. It delineates a simple way to achieve the absolute state of peace, calmness, and Yoga or unity with the cosmic consciousness, which is described in the book as the state of “Naturalness” or the ultimate eternal universal reality. “The Heartfulness Way” merges or unifies the inner (spiritual) and outer (material) universes. The book is a valuable resource for personal development, meditation practice, and mindfulness teachers.

Avtar Singh Sc.D.
Alumni, MIT, Director, Center for Horizons Research in Science of Consciousness and Mindfulness; Author of “The Hidden Factor – An Approach for Resolving Paradoxes of Science, Cosmology, and Universal Reality


“The Heartfulness Way is a work of art. Daaji beautifully captures the essence and power of spirituality. This authentic book will transform your life.”

Partha Nandi, MD FACP
Ask Dr Nandi, Emmy award winning television show; International Best Selling Author, Ask Dr Nandi: 5 Steps to Becoming Your Own #HealthHero for Longevity, Well-Being, and a Joyful Life


“This book, The Heartfulness Way, is truly transformational and is going
to make a big difference in the lives of so many people across the globe.”



Dr. Pankaj Gupta
Executive Director, Centre for Ethics, Spirituality and Sustainability
at O.P. Jindal Global University, Delhi NCR.


“The Heartfulness Way represents a revolution in the field of spirituality. Spiritualism is a process of self-realization. Every individual being unique, they experience this in different ways. But all seekers can be benefited by The Heartfulness Way, including experienced meditators. A practical and inspirational guidebook, its clarion call is that personal experience is greater than any spiritual knowledge or belief can ever be. But this book goes much further than that! It provides a well-honed method for spiritual awakening. Moreover, it shows us how to receive yogic transmission, or pranahuti, which easily enables any seeker to experience states of being that were once thought to be reserved for great yogis and renunciates. Read it, try its practices, experience yogic transmission, and see for yourself!”


Suresh Prabhu
Minister of Commerce and Industry


“Over twenty years ago, when I was introduced to the Heartfulness meditation practice, I could not have anticipated how much it would come to mean to me with each passing day. Nor could I have anticipated the harmony and purpose that I would find in my life as a result. Whether you are ardent practioner of meditation, just curious, or perhaps even skeptical, The Heartfulness Way is a must-read. Answers leap magically from its pages, making it simple to understand meditation and its purpose. To read this book is to be immersed in a symphony of revelations.”


Vani Kola
Managing Director, Kalaari Capital


“All of us long to belong and try to connect to the Creator and this universe in various ways. This book helps us to connect holistically, meaningfully, and more importantly, ‘simply,’ through Heartfulness meditation. Giving ourselves the space to look within for just a few minutes in a day can keep us going, growing, and glowing throughout the day. The Heartfulness Way makes the journey as enjoyable as destination.”


Latha Rajan
Co- Founder, Chennai Literary Association; Managing Director, Ma Foi Foundation


“The Heartfulness Way is a truly extraordinary book, and a valuable guide to the serious spiritual seeker on the path to self-revelation. It is addressed to the heart, and if for that reason alone, cannot fail to profoundly move the reader. If approached in the right spirit, The Heartfulness Way can trigger a far-reaching, inner transformation. It is warmly recommended.”


Prof. Ramnath Narayanswamy
Professor, IIM Bangalore


“Since 2000 when, as Beavercreek Mayor, I officiated the grand opening of the Dayton Heartfulness/Natural Path Meditation Center, I have been a major supporter of this valuable community resource that provides free training in Heartfulness relaxation and meditation not just locally, but also globally! The local Heartfuness center now services hundreds, including many of our community’s first responders.

It is my hope that many more people can take advantage of this wonderful resource, and learn these simple yet powerful techniques through The Heartfulness Way.”



Rick Perales
Ohio State Representative


“If you have picked up The Heartfulness Way, then you are one of the many of people looking for answers. Congratulations. You have found the key. This book will take you on a journey of self-comprehension, leading to the eventual discovery of your true potential.

Meditation is an age-old practice, and a successful one. This is perhaps the only way a person can face their own self and set themselves free. Put together from a series of conversations between teacher and student, the authors of this book have created something so powerful and profound that it makes me wonder how many lives it will potentially change.

I find immense pride in my association with Kamlesh D. Patel, and this book fills me with utmost respect for its two authors, who have embarked on the holy path of spiritual transformation. It is rare in today’s age to see people share their insight and teach from their experiences. Om Namah Shivay.”



C.B. Patel
Owner, Gujarat Samachar; Asian Voice


“In my many decades as a management consultant to governments and Fortune 500 companies alike, I have realized that the external success of any organization depends on its internal health and integration. Similarly, the external success of any individual depends on their own level of personal integration and wellness. When you’re too caught up in your own problems, you can’t achieve anything great! But how to achieve that crucial level of personal integration and wellness? I have personally found Heartfulness meditation to be a critical tool in this regard. Through it, the heart assumes an executive function, and all of our faculties become aligned with it. When all of our energies are aligned in their purpose and work in a single channel, we become focused and empowered. As a result, we become effective. And because we are guided by the heart, we also express a deep and natural morality in all that we do. The Heartfulness Way masterfully demonstrates how to achieve personal integration, and should be indispensable to anyone who is serious about self-development.”



Dr. Ichak Adizes
Founder and President of the Adizes Institute


“It is the mind that demands explanation while the heart requires none. As the authors so profoundly and eloquently demonstrate in The Heartfulness Way, ‘heartfulness’ is our natural state. It is only when we are in this natural state that our eyes are open and we can perceive the true nature of reality without the need for explanation. It is in this state that we are truly free and capable of giving unconditional love to everything and everyone.”


James R. Doty, M.D.
Professor of Neurosurgery at Stanford University School of Medicine; Founder & Director, The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Explanation (CCARE); Author of the New York Times bestseller, Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart; Senior Editor, The Oxford Handbook of Compassion Science


“The Heartfulness Way is an invaluable addition to the vast body of literature on meditation. Its message is optimistic, pointing to the innate goodness that lies in each of our hearts, and showing us how to grow into our most authentic and best selves. As a mindfulness practitioner, I have long felt that the root of mindfulness is ‘heartfulness,’ so I am pleased to witness this concept taking hold, and I look forward to the day that everyone aspires toward ‘heartful’ living.”


Tim Ryan (OH)
U.S. Representative


“An elegant and eloquent introduction to a profound meditative practice”


Varun Soni, Ph.D.
Dean of Religious Life, University of Southern California


“The Heartfulness Way beautifully highlights the timeless philosophy of India’s yogic tradition, while clearly articulating a simple and direct path for the modern seeker.”


Shripad Naik
Minister of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH)


“Throughout my musical career, Heartfulness has been a perennial source of inspiration. This book beautifully describes how to cultivate that inspiration from within and share it with others.”


Maestro Shashank Subramanyam
Grammy-nominated Indian classical flautist


The Heartfulness Way offers an eminently clear and practical path to the Divinity that lies within each of us. Highly recommended.


Robert Schwartz
Author of Your Soul’s Plan; and Your Soul’s Gift


The terms “yoga” and “spirituality” have a lot of mystery attached to them. In The Heartfulness Way, renowned yoga guru Kamlesh D. Patel, more popularly known as Daaji, demystifies the whole concept in layman’s terms. Daaji’s words are simple, lucid, and go straight to the point. Joshua Pollock, a Heartfulness practitioner and trainer, joins hands with Daaji in writing this groundbreaking book. Their dialogues recall those of Arjuna and Lord Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita, in which the guru satisfies the disciple’s spiritual hunger and quest for knowledge. I am sure that The Heartfulness Way signifies a new horizon in the field of yoga and spirituality.


Tejinder Sharma MBE
General Secretary, Katha UK


The book titled “The Heartfulness Way” by Shri Kamlesh D. Patel and Mr. Joshua Pollock is a truly praiseworthy effort in the direction of clarifying many of the misconceptions about meditation. The one idea or discipline which is engaging the attention of the East and the West today is meditation. Through this book, Kamlesh Bhai, more popularly known as Daaji, has rendered a great service to the fraternity of spiritual seekers. He has clarified beautifully the ideas such as sadhana (or spiritual discipline), anubhuti (or experience), etc. But he is emphatic that meditation should result in fundamental transformation and lead one to an evolved way of life. I am sure this book would attract many to attempt the discipline of meditation for a true and lasting betterment of their lives.


Swami Shantatmananda
Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission, New Delhi


Over the past few decades, meditation has penetrated deeper and deeper into mainstream life in the West. It is now routinely recommended by physicians for the prevention and cure of an array of medical conditions; it is applied by psychotherapists to everything from dark depression to ordinary stress management; it is practiced by scientists, artists, business leaders and others for creativity and clarity of mind. But the roots of meditation are spiritual; its aim is the complete development of the individual; and its ultimate purpose is the fulfillment of Yoga—the union of the personal self and the universal Self, or, to express it another way, awakening fully to our divine nature. This book recognizes that higher purpose and explains it and elaborates on it with clarity, simple language, and the humility that comes with deep personal experience.

While the West has become vastly more receptive to, and knowledgeable about, meditation, one of the remaining gaps in understanding that begs to be corrected is that all forms of meditation are pretty much the same. This is patently untrue, and those who perpetuate the error are doing the public a great disservice. Meditation has discernible, even quantifiable, effects on the mind, body, and spirit. But there are numerous types of meditation practice, some of them thousands of years old and others invented yesterday. To assume that different methods will yield precisely the same results defies logic. They may all calm the practitioner down, for example, but not to the same degree, and perhaps not in the same way. The same can be said of all the other outcomes touted by meditation advocates: Different action, different results, even if the differences are subtle and cannot be measured by scientific instruments.

All of which is to say that the form of meditation described in this book, “heartfulness,” should be seen as an addition to the inventory of more familiar meditation methods. No one should assume that it is, in its results, identical to all of the others, or any of them. It should be experienced on its own by individual practitioners, and evaluated by qualified researchers. I have not practiced the method myself, and therefore cannot say much about it. I will say this: at a time when the term “mindfulness” is used interchangeably with “meditation,” even though they may be drastically different practices, and when various techniques that go by both of those names are conflated with one another, anything called “heartfulness” is welcome. Meditation is not just for the mind.

The book mirrors the classic Vedic format of guru-disciple dialogue. This is advantageous. As exemplified in the Upanishads, such a structure provides readers with a perspective, and a voice, similar to their own – one of an inquisitive seeker of wisdom. Many have pondered questions like to the ones asked by the disciple in the book, Joshua Pollock, who contributes sharp, well-informed inquiries. The guru, Kamlesh D. Patel, aka Daaji, responds with knowledgeable, down-to-earth, often witty replies that are consistent with the rational, pragmatic, experience-based discourses that are the hallmark of the Vedic tradition.

All in all, The Heartfulness Way is a worthy addition to the burgeoning library of English-language texts that have made India’s vast and diverse spiritual treasures accessible to eager Western seekers.



Philip Goldberg
Author of American Veda; Roadsigns on the Spiritual Path; The Intuitive Edge; and The Real Life of Yogananda; Cohost of the podcast Spirit Matters: Conversations on Contemporary Spirituality.


Much has been written in the areas of spirituality and meditation. They have been the subject of enquiry by mystics and sages, philosophers and psychologists, for millennia. Today, these topics are commanding even greater attention, as we are facing the consequences of some of the fundamental assumptions about humanity’s role in the universe. As a “new” world emerges and many historic boundaries are beginning to disappear, we have an incredible opportunity to achieve new levels of human potential. The scientific model has not only led us to new ways of “seeing the world,” but it has also helped us to recognize its own limitations. In all almost all walks of life and in various professions and vocations, we are confronted with the results of depending heavily on a materialistic view of life that is based on a reductionist view of reality. It is also true that there is a great concern for spirituality, especially at a time when our material progress has achieved extraordinary heights. The high level of satisfaction of material wants, taken as a goal, is threatening stagnation and destruction of our society; but at the same time, it is providing an unparalleled opportunity for freeing our minds and aspirations for loftier goals. There is also a growing awareness to place stronger emphasis on spiritual goals, so that each one of us may find greater meaning in our work and in our lives. Life becomes that much easier, when one lets spiritual life permeate into material life. In the words of Master Chariji, “Meditation trains our mind to regulate itself, leads us beyond the outer activity into the inner silence of our hearts, where we find ourselves connected to our Divine essence.”

Daaji, in his book titled The Heartfulness Way: Heart-Based Meditations for Spiritual Transformation, has in his own inimitable way, demystified spirituality and helped all of us to live “beyond the filters of our sensory limitations and discover unity within ourselves.” Heartfulness meditation finds its roots planted firmly in the core of one’s heart and is sourced by “divine” inspiration, instead of the desire to conquer and control. It has, at its core, values that promote love and harmony in fostering a spirit of global cooperation. We are truly not separate from one another. A tremendous inter-dependency exists, not only amongst all of us, but also between the departments of any organization, and among the nations of the world. It will ensure the future health and well being of humanity as a whole, by placing human dignity and environmental sensitivity in balance with the “rational” view.

More and more people across the globe are turning to Heartfulness Meditation, realizing that in order to reach our full potential as complete, balanced human beings, our inner spiritual longings must be addressed along with the material demands of daily life. Sustained practice of meditation allows us to feel a deep and abiding connection with our inner selves, and in turn gives a lasting direction and meaning to our lives. A balanced state develops in which we are less affected by the ups and downs of everyday life. Our natural capacity for wisdom and right action begins to manifest, allowing us to better prioritize the conflicting demands of life. As Daaji succinctly puts it, “Heartfulness meditation shifts consciousness to a state of poise and stillness that is responsive from the heart rather than reactive from mind.” Yes, our heart knows all the answers and one must learn to hear our inner voice as it is often stated that “one who looks outside, dreams; while one who looks inside, awakens.” Very often, the best answers come from within you-from your heart. Profound joy, unlike fleeting pleasures, is spiritual in nature. It is based on love, compassion, empathy, bonding and a caring and nurturing attitude. As per Daaji, it is “the subtle body that evolves so that we can design our destiny. It changes according to how we purify and simplify it, so that the joy of the soul shines and radiates from within, and through this process we find the evolution of consciousness.” This is presumably the essence of “spiritual transformation,” which Daaji refers to in his writings and talks.




Lt. Gen. S.R.R. Aiyengar
PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Retired)