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on May 22, 1998
These two volumes of wisdom must contain dozens original, unique and practical spiritual insights for daily living. This does not include the many other regular instructions and explanantions about yoga and religion. In many books one does a lot of tedious reading just to find one gem. This is a vitual diamond mine. It seems to never stop giving up more and more living treasures. PARAMAHANSA YOGANANDA gives us the Sanskrit, then the verse in English, followed by a profound by very clear and meaningful lesson from most of the Gita's 700 verses.
It was the Holy Bhagavad Gita through which I found out the real meaning of Christ's teachings, which is only logical since India is where he spent such a long time. It was not uncommon back then, (even as now)for serious spiritual seekers to venture to INDIA to learn from the great Yogis and saints. My experience in this regard is not so unusual, as I have met a number of good people who had the same revelation when studying the Gita. Many great souls of the East an West give high honor to the Gita, which has given Hinduism it's enduring spiritual vitality since long before the time of Jesus.
Yogananda's precise use of the English language brings out the flawless living insights of this timeless scripture in a way one sees only in the greatest literature. No redundant flowery phrases, or pointless wanderings of vague oratory. The powerful truths literally vibrate with the author's living spiritual presence. This could be the most outstanding religious commentary of the 20th century.Read it and see what you experience. If you want to feel the presence of a soul through which God clearly speaks, read "GOD TALKS WITH ARJUNA". It is possible to open this scripture on any page and find your way to new depths, inspirations, and revelations.
"Wherever one is on the way back to God, the Gita will shed its light on that segment of the journey" by Paramahansa Yogananda,from the introduction.
It is wonderful that so many people in Am! erica were able to witness Yogananda's living expression of all that Jesus and Krishna teach in the holy books. He was as one of those Prophets, walking amongst us even still.
Also - be sure to read the "AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A YOGI" by the same author, and you will learn about the modern living Christ-like Masters of Kriya Yoga, and others. Yogananda's life and writ, clearly puts to rest the claims of those who say that the wonderful occurances of Divine love and healing are a thing of the past!
Yogananda established the SELF-REALIZATION FELLOWSHIP as the only path for the publication and disemination of his teachings of Kriya yoga,and his writings, as directed by Babaji. Lets all work together through His Great Path.
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