Testimonials for Shanti Desai's Books

Respected Shantibhai,

My name is Jayesh Mehta, I live in Voorhees, NJ. I worked as auditor for the state of NJ for 32.5 years and am now retired since Nov. 30, 2013. My father, Shri. Trambakbhai Mehta (popularly known as T.U. Mehta ) is 98 years of age and is a retired Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court in India. He is considered one of the authorities in Jainism and has written many books on various subjects - most of them relate to Philosophy and religion. He read a few of your books and we ordered a few books about 2 months ago. He is very much impressed by your writings and has asked me to send you the following message, as his eye sight is weak and he cannot hear. I am reproducing his letter to you below:

Respected Shantibhai,

My short introduction: I am a former Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court, Simla. I will be completing 98 years of my life on Dec. 12, 2015 and currently residing with my children and grand children in the USA after my wife passed away last May. I have authored more than two dozen books on religions and political history - both in English and Gujarati. I have totally lost hearing power and also practically eye sight. However, my brain and body are as alert as ever.

Recently, I came across your publications regarding meditation. I am very much impressed by your analysis and logical thinking process. I would like to meet you at your convenience. I think that your suggestions will completely suite my circumstances.

Respectfully, with regards,
T.U. Mehta

TU Mehta celebrates his 100th birthday

Note: T.U. Mehta celebrated his 100th birthday in December 2017.
He also wrote an introduction to Shanti's book, Zero is Infinity.
T.U. Mehta published his new book Jesus Christ, a Jain Perspective on his 100th birthday.


You have before you a spiritual buffet, a feast for the seekers of truth. My advice to you is simple. Start with reading the book from page to page. But don’t stop there. Come to it often for advice and inspiration. Choose a paragraph or two to read before and after meditation. Yogi Shanti Desai has a certain style of writing that is foreign to many Westerners. He is concise and does not waste space on excessive words, but instead comes straight to the point and writes only about essence. Read his sentences and paragraphs carefully, savor them, dig deep into their meaning and reap the benefits in your daily life as well as your spiritual search. (Wisdom for Living 2009)

Albert Einstein used to say that anyone can make things more complicated but it takes a pure genius to simplify without diluting. While his books may not seem simplified to the untrained eye, those who are already on the spiritual path will see the jewels Yogi Shanti Desai has created by combining ancient wisdom with modern ideas and thinking. (Spiritual Awakening 2018)

Gudjon Bergmann.
2009 and 2018
An interfaith minister, yoga teacher and author of more than 20 books on yoga and psychology