A remarkable collection of Yogananda's words of wisdom has been lovingly recorded by his direct disciple, Kriyananda. As Kriyananda writes in the introduction to the book, "After I'd been with him (Yogananda) a year and a half, he began urging me to write down the things he was saying during informal conversations". The Essence of Self-Realization includes nearly 300 of these sayings, rich with spiritual insight. The scope of this book is vast -- it offers as complete an explanation of life's true purpose, and the way to achieve that purpose, as may be found anywhere. Just a few of the 20 chapter titles include: -- The True Purpose of Life -- On Meditation -- How to Pray Effectively -- The Law of Karma; The Lesson of Reincarnation -- Ways in Which God Can Be Worshipped
Are you ready to discover the hidden resources of joy, love, and power within you? Paramhansa Yogananda, one of the best-loved spiritual teachers of modern times, offers step-by-step guidance to help you awaken your potential and to prepare you for the inner journey of awakening. You will discover the untold power that lies within, and learn how to take steps daily to live life with greater joy and meaning.
The Yoga Sutras (aphorisms) the Wisdom of Paramhansa Yogananda
Author: Paramhansa Yogananda
Publisher: Crystal Clarity Pubs
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
What happens as we grow spiritually? Is there a step-by-step process that everyone goes through all spiritual seekers, including those of any or no religious persuasion as they gradually work their way upward, until they achieve the highest state of Self-realization? About 2200 years ago, a great spiritual master of India named Patanjali described this process, and presented humanity with a clear-cut, step-by-step outline of how all truth seekers and saints achieve divine union. He called this universal inner experience and process yoga or union. His collection of profound aphorisms a true world scripture has been dubbed Patanjali s Yoga Sutras. Unfortunately, since that time many scholarly translators with little or no spiritual realization have written commentaries on Patanjali s writings that have succeeded only in burying his pithy insights in convoluted phrases like becomes assimilated with transformations and the object alone shines without deliberation. How can any reader understand Patanjali s original meaning when he or she has to wade through such bewildering terminology? Thankfully, a great modern yoga master Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the classic Autobiography of a Yogi has cut through the scholarly debris and resurrected Patanjali s original teachings and revelations. Now, in Demystifying Patanjali, Swami Kriyananda, a direct disciple of Yogananda, shares his guru s crystal clear and easy-to-grasp explanations of Patanjali s aphorisms. As Kriyananda writes in his introduction, My Guru personally shared with me some of his most important insights into these sutras. During the three and a half years I lived with him, he also went with me at great length into the basic teachings of yoga. I was able, moreover, to ask my Guru personally about many of the subjects covered by Patanjali. His explanations have lingered with me, and have been a priceless help in the [writing of this book]. "
Friendship, love, marriage, children: Learn how selfless love is the central ingredient in your spiritual growth, and discover how to practice it. This is the third book in The Wisdom of Yogananda series which features writings not available elsewhere. They capture Yogananda's expansive and compassionate wisdom, his sense of fun, and his practical spiritual guidance.
The respected spiritual leader and author of Autobiography of a Yogi explains and defines the concepts of karma, death, the afterlife, and reincarnation, in a primer that reveals to a Western audience how to change one's karma by overcoming key obstacles while learning from past lives. Original.
Learn how selfless love is the central ingredient in spiritual growth, and discover how to practice it. This third book in The Wisdom of Yogananda series captures the teachers expansive and compassionate wisdom, his sense of fun, and his practical spiritual guidance.
Parents and children will be inspired to develop a true love for each other with the wisdom of yoga shared in this text. In Parents and Children: Relationships Born from Love, you’ll learn meditation techniques to calm emotions, yoga postures that promote a healthier body, and ways people of all ages can use yoga to alleviate the harmful effects of a wide spectrum of physical and emotional conditions. “This is a clear, comprehensive, easy to understand and follow guidebook for creating happy, harmonious, loving family relationships. The book is written with such kindness and compassion, exactly the qualities the author hopes toawaken in her readers. This book could do immense good to help individuals and families find their way to the fulfillment of heart we all seek.” — Nayaswami Asha, spiritual director of Ananda Palo Alto, CA; teacher; counselor; author. http://www.nayaswamiasha.org
Stephen Sturgess draws on decades of study and practice to present a comprehensive and engaging account of Raja and Kriya Yoga. These authentic forms represent true Yoga, and their practice provides spiritual seekers with the ultimate pathway towards self-realisation, inner freedom and ineffable peace and joy. The book begins by providing a complete view of Yoga and its spiritual dimensions, including an account of the history and philosophy of all Yoga traditions. It then covers Raja and Kriya Yoga in depth, with instruction on the asanas, breathing techniques and meditations of each tradition. With a glossary and an introduction to Sanskrit, this book provides everything a truth-seeker needs to embark on the journey to spiritual awakening. A complete guide to Raja and Kriya Yoga, this book is an incomparable resource that will be a valued addition to the shelves of yoga practitioners and yoga teachers as well as anyone with an interest in yogic or Vedic traditions.
The autobiography of Paramahansa Yogananda (1893 - 1952) details his search for a guru, during which he encountered many spiritual leaders and world-renowned scientists. When it was published in 1946 it was the first introduction of many westerners to yoga and meditation. The famous opera singer Amelita Galli-Curci said about the book: "Amazing, true stories of saints and masters of India, blended with priceless superphysical information-much needed to balance the Western material efficiency with Eastern spiritual efficiency-come from the vigorous pen of Paramhansa Yogananda, whose teachings my husband and myself have had the pleasure of studying for twenty years."
"Paramhansa Yogananda, a foremost spiritual teacher of modern times, offers practical, wide-ranging, and fascinating suggestions on how to have more energy and to live a radiantly healthy life. The principles in this book promote physical health and all-round well-being, mental clarity, and ease and inspiration in your spiritual life. Readers will discover: ? Priceless Energization Exercises for rejuvenating the body and mind ? The art of conscious relaxation ? Diet tips for health and beauty"--