Rarely in a lifetime does a new spiritual classic appear that has the power to change people's lives and transform future generations. This is such a book. The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita: Explained by Paramhansa Yogananda shares the profound insights of Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi, as remembered by one of his few remaining direct disciples, Swami Kriyananda.
"Excelent Read, Very Informative"
The Essence of Self-Realization, nearly 300 sayings rich with spiritual wisdom, is the fruit of that labor of love. 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. Filled with lessons and stories that Yogananda shared only with his closest disciples, this volume offers one of the most insightful and engaging glimpses into the life and lessons of a great sage.
"A worthy effort"
Paramhansa Yogananda’s classic Autobiography of a Yogi was more about the saints Yogananda met than about himself - in spite of the fact that Yogananda was much greater than many he described. Now, one of Yogananda’s few remaining direct disciples, Swami Kriyananda, author of award winning book The New Path, tells the untold story of this great spiritual master and world teacher.
This galvanizing audiobook, presenting the teachings of Christ from the experience and perspective of Paramhansa Yogananda, one of the greatest spiritual masters of the 20th century, finally offers the fresh perspective on Christ's teachings for which the world has been waiting. This audiobook presents us with an opportunity to understand and apply the Scriptures in a more reliable way than any other - by studying under those saints who have communed directly, in deep ecstasy, with Christ and God.
"Yoga + Christianity = Spiritual Awesomeness"
The Art and Science of Raja Yoga audio companion set is a vast treasure trove of spiritual teachings. All fourteen talks are taken from classes given by Swami Kriyananda on virtually every subject of the spiritual path. It directly corresponds with each step in The Art and Science of Raja Yoga, Part II, of the Ananda Course in Self-Realization. Each talk contains profound teachings and clearly described techniques, with many enjoyable stories.
"What the h?"
The Art and Science of Raja Yoga audio companion set is a vast treasure trove of spiritual teachings. All 14 talks are taken from classes given by Swami Kriyananda on virtually every subject of the spiritual path. It directly corresponds with each step in The Art and Science of Raja Yoga, Part II, of the Ananda Course in Self-Realization.
The New Path tells the story of a young American's spiritual quest, his discovery of the powerful classic Autobiography of a Yogi, and his subsequent meeting with - and acceptance as a disciple by - the book's author, the great spiritual teacher and yoga master, Paramhansa Yogananda.
"Swami kryananda is fulfilling the great work"
"Not useful at all"
Swami Kriyananda states here that the basis of spiritual laziness lies in the fact that we have all evolved from states of relative unconsciousness. The Indian Scriptures say that God sleeps in the minerals, dreams in the plants, and begins to stir in the animals.
"An hour of rambling with 5 minutes of info at end"
Some of the things Swami discusses in this talk are: how we can prepare ourselves to be open and attuned to God's guidance; the ways in which guidance comes to us; how to discern the difference between true guidance and personal projection; and, what to do when guidance doesn't come to us.
Sri Yukteswar said you can't take one step on the spiritual path until you've awakened the natural love of the heart. Swami Kriyananda gives us insights and examples on how to remove the layers we have built up around our hearts, helping us to unfold our heart's natural love.
Swami reminds us here that when we face the battles of life, we are called upon to concentrate our forces and put out the energy to overcome the obstacle (or karma) in front of us. The more battles we fight, the stronger we grow spiritually, and the closer we come to winning our ultimate freedom in God. He also advises us not to dilute our energy by worrying about the outcome of our efforts. If we put all our energy into what we're doing at present, our concentration will be better, and so will the results.
"I really wanted to like this seminar, but..."