An inspiring collection of talks by one of Amma's foremost disciples and most accessible spiritual teachers, Swami Paramatmananda Puri. The talks in this volume include: Obstacles on the Path: Tips on Sadhana; Becoming the Absolute; Attaining Equilibrium; Free Will and Grace; the World Is a Dream; the True Nature of the Ego; Selflessness or Selfishness; About Giving; Sadhana and Realization; and Christ the Avatar. These spiritual talks, or satsangs as they are called in Sanskrit, are an unusual and entertaining combination of stories, humor, and scriptural references. They also contain many of Swami's own personal spiritual experiences with Amma.Originally available only on tape, his talks have now been transcribed, preserving his unique speaking-style as much as possible.Swami Paramatmananda Puri is a senior disciple of the great woman saint of Kerala, India, Amma. He came to settle in her ashram in 1980 after having spent 12 years in Ramana Maharshi's ashram in Tiruvannamalai. Born in America and familiar with the analytical Western mind, yet having fully lived and imbibed Eastern spiritual truths, he is able to present those truths in a manner which is readily understood by everyone. He now lives at Amma's ashram in India.