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Liberation - The Fruition of Yoga (AYP Enlightenme&hellip by Yogani
At a time when there is a proliferation of self-proclaimed "enlightened" non-duality authors, this book serves as a powerful antidote. For Yogani, liberation is loving engagement in the world, the spontaneous outpouring of the merging of inner silence and ecstatic conductivity. For many of these authors, "liberation" appears to be dissociation or unfeeling detachment. The author's distinction between relational and non-relational self-enquiry is insightful and powerful. As in all his books, he speaks with an air of authenticity. Highly recommended. .
Paramahansa Yogananda As I Knew Him: Experiences, &hellip by Roy Eugene Davis
The purpose of this book appears to be primarily one of self-promotion as a "direct disciple" of Paramhansa Yoganda. In fact, the author asserts that he is the only "guru successor", This is a very ego-inflated view given that he only spent approximately 2 years as a monk with SRF while Yogananda was alive; a considerable amount of this time was spent in Phoenix rather than in direct contact with Yogananda. It is not surprising, therefore, that this book is very thin on material about his time with Yogananda, given that it was so brief. I really cannot recommend this book to anyone interested in Kriya Yoga or Yogananda. No doubt it will appeal to Mr Davis's followers who… Read more
Change Your Words, Change Your World (Insights) by Andrea Gardner
2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Unoriginal, 10 Mar 2013
This book is an unoriginal, derivative presentation of New Thought. The author appears to have contributed none of her own ideas but simply woven the work of others into an account of her own personal transformation that borders on the smug and infantile. I am inclined to think that this is a cynical attempt to cash in on the current interest in repackaged New Thought e.g. "The Secret". In view of these fundamental shortcomings, I am very surprised at the number of 5 star reviews. Believe me, there is much better in this genre. If this was a football team, it would be in the lower leagues.