Evolution Revolution

Yoga, Ayurveda and The Rise of the Soft Power Culture

The Evolution Revolution: Yoga, Ayurveda and the Rise of the Soft Power Culture Book


Evolution Revolution presents a grand vision for overcoming the complexities of the modern lifestyle and the afflictions of the current mindset. Mas Vidal recognizes that a universal wisdom, a conscious living culture, is emerging globally as part of the renaissance of Vedic India, the Motherland of ancient wisdom traditions. Many are turning to integral Yoga for real solutions and turning to Ayurveda for real health and wellness. This revolution is recognizing a singular truth that is known by many names, found in all living things, and is not limited to the confines of patriarchy and religion. This movement regards nature as sacred and embraces a spiritual process that is personal, intimate and practical.   

Mas Vidal articulates how to embrace integral yoga and apply the practices as Listening, Learning, Loving, and Letting Go. Evolutionary powers lie dormant within every individual and include the practices of meditation, mantra, community (sangha), and healing the body through a plant-based diet. The book is a tribute to the spiritual heritage of India's soft power culture that is redefining how humans live on earth, empowering us to address life’s challenging moments, increasing our capacity to evolve spiritually, and motivating us to explore all pathways to transforming our consciousness.

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Excerpts from The Evolution Revolution Book

The Real Meaning of Finding the Guru

The word “guru” is probably the most recognized Sanskrit term of the yoga tradition, second probably to the word “mantra”, both of which have been bastardized by the media. In India, many sincere teachers are connected to the country's vast spiritual heritage through lineage (parampara) in an unbroken transfer of knowledge extracted from states of supreme consciousness.

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Esoteric Meaning of Listening

According to the Vedanta philosophy, the entire world is a projection of the mind. The mind is the projector of thoughts onto the screen of life. Projections are created by our recurring thoughts that are essentially subtle energetic vibrations that carry life-force energy. The thoughts of the mind are projected into the world energetically. Each thought is like an energy missile that shoots through the ether every time it arises in the mind.

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Redesigning Religion

Many people are questioning what the term “spiritual” means because its meaning has digressed away from its original meaning in the esoteric traditions. For many in the modern era who have grown apathetic and turn away from the dogma of major religions, living a natural lifestyle has become the new spiritual. In many ways, natural lifestyle is replacing traditional religious practices. One aspect of this lifestyle is meditation.

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"A teacher is greatly pleased when his student is able to gracefully place “well-aged wine in new bottles”—to convey ancient truths in fresh and engaging ways that promise to enlighten the hearts and minds of todays and tomorrow’s eager aspirants. In his newest book, The Evolution Revolution, Sri Maheshananda (Mas Vidal) has succeeded in doing just that by shining new light on Yoga, Vedanta, Ayurveda, and other ancient—yet revolutionary—religious and philosophical teachings of India and other Eastern and Western traditions."

Sri Swami Jyotirmayananda, Founder of the Yoga Research Foundation and the last direct disciple of Sri Swami Sivananda Maharaj

"How delightful is the author’s fresh approach to the ancient sciences of Integral Yoga and Ayurveda! In this new book, Mas Vidal casts a sweet and inspiring new light upon these Divinely inspired teachings and provides highly effective tools for sincere spiritual seekers to realize the highest attainment through the health of their psycho-physical personalities."

Swami Umananda, Yoga Research Foundation
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"Mas Vidal has provided an in depth and multifaceted perspective on Yoga relative to philosophy, healing, culture, and cosmology, which few Yoga teachers are able to address today. He explains numerous topics from our personal lives to our planetary wellbeing for us to contemplate. Readers will experience a new perspective on Yoga that can help us move through these troubled times to a greater and more inclusive harmony of life and being for the entire planet."

David Frawley (Vamadeva Shastri), Vedacharya, author of over forty books

"Engrossing and spellbinding, an intriguing display of how India’s soft power culture and more explicitly how the use of ayurvedic herbs, diet, meditation, and natural lifestyle are fueling a global revolution. Mas Vidal presents the four classical paths of yoga as Listen, Learn, Love and Let Go, a truly thought provoking methodology for healing our relationship with the world." 

Dr. Sunanda Ranade, Consultant, TanMan Ayurvedic Research Center, Vice-Chairman, International Academy of Ayurveda, India

"What a fantastic book! A brilliant text… The Evolution Revolution should be a cornerstone of any Vedic sciences library. It provides the reader with a greater understanding of the profound interplay between spirit and nature. Mas is a true master of integrating Vedic yogic philosophy, Ayurveda and Vedic Astrology. His writings provide us with practical steps to illuminate our pathway home to the divine." 

Dennis M. Harness, Ph.D., President Emeritus, American College of Vedic Astrology

"Having set the table with his powerful first book Sun, Moon and Earth: The Sacred Relationship of Yoga and Ayurveda, Mas Vidal now takes us on a magnificent, deeper exploration of how India's ancient wisdom offers a practical roadmap for all who aspire to evolve. This well-crafted and thoughtful book is a profound gift for anyone seeking true connection to Spirit, Nature, and integration."

Peter Rader, Author, Screenwriter

"An evolutionary mystic from the Yoga and Ayurveda Tradition, Mas Vidal’s innovative work Evolution, Revolution is simply nectar for a new humanity.  In this book, he explores Vedic wisdom tradition through the lens of Mantra, Meditation, Yoga, and Ayurveda with well-tempered cadence to guide the urgent global awakening in process. Skillfully integrating the ancient Vedic teachings into accessible form, Mas pays homage to this ancient tradition; notably to its resurgence of Sanatana Dharma - more recently referred to as, Soft Power, the timeless wisdom practices intended to unify and serve the whole of humanity."

Maya Tiwari,World Peace Humanitarian & Ayurveda Pioneer

"Mas Vidal does a remarkable job of bringing the sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda into alignment with Indian cosmology and spirituality, inspiring a worldview and future that we can all work towards. Mas reframes our religious traditions, our disconnect from nature, the land, our animal friends, and the cycles of time - offering solutions that we can and must adapt if humanity is to thrive and flourish into the future. In these transformative and troubling times Mas Vidal, in “The Evolution Revolution” offers us a great opportunity to take a step back and see not only where we have been but where we could be going."

Sam Geppi, Vedic Astrologer Founder of the American Academy of Vedic Art and Science, Author of "Yoga and Vedic Astrology"

"Evolution Revolution is a valuable addition to the bookshelf of everyone who aspires for greater inner contentment. It wisely takes an integrative approach to the core teachings of Vedanta and Yoga, bringing together not only the diverse threads of those venerable traditions but also ancient and modern, inner, and outer, and spiritual and scientific. If you’re committed to ongoing growth, you will be well served by this illuminating book."

Philip Goldberg, author of American Veda, The Life of Yogananda, and Spiritual Practice for Crazy Times

"Having travelled to 77 countries as a teacher of Ayurveda and Yoga, I concur with the author's opinion that major change is in the air with regards to spiritual evolution occurring globally through the soft powers of Indian culture. Readers will definitely find his newest book fascinating, very intriguing, and thoughtfully written." 

Prof. Vaidya Ranade Subhash, Chairman, International Academy of Ayurveda, India, Ex. Prof. and Head, Dept. of Ayurveda, Pune University, Director, Maharishi Vedic Research Foundation

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