The Essence of Self-Realization: The Wisdom of Paramhansa Yogananda

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Crystal Clarity Publishers, 1990 - Religion - 211 pages
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"The scope of this book is vastit offers as complete an explanation of lifes true purpose, and theway to achieve that purpose, as may be found anywhere. A few of the chapters include The TruePurpose of Life On Meditation How to Pray Effectively The Law of Karma The Lesson ofReincarnation and Ways in Which God Can Be Worshiped. Filled with lessons and stories thatYogananda shared only with his closest disciples, this volume offers one of the most insightfuland engaging glimpses into the life and lessons of a great sage. Much of the material presentedhere is not available anywhere else."

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There's ALL inside this book ! All the wisdom one would need to be/stay happy... Words of wisdom collected into one of the most inspirational books ever. Unbelievably wise - a book to carry with you all the time ! This guy - worth all the time & attention. Read full review


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Born in India on January 5, 1893, Paramahansa Yogananda devoted his life to helping people of all races and creeds to realize and express more fully in their lives the true beauty, nobility, and divinity of the human spirit. After graduating from Calcutta University in 1915, Sri Yogananda took formal vows as a monk of India's venerable monastic Swami Order. In 1920, he was invited to serve as India's delegate to an International Congress of Religious Liberals in Boston. Over the next three decades, Paramahansa Yogananda contributed in far-reaching ways to a greater awareness and appreciation in the West of the spiritual wisdom of the East. Through his writings, extensive lecture tours, and the creation of Self-Realization Fellowship temples and meditation centers, he introduced hundreds of thousands of truth-seekers to the ancient science and philosophy of Yoga and its universally applicable methods of meditation.

J. Donald Walters is an internationally known author, lecturer, and composer. Widely recognized as one of the world's foremost authorities on meditation, yoga, and spiritual practice, he has taught these principles and techniques to hundreds of thousands of students around the world. By drawing upon intuitive guidance and spiritual practice, Walters has written more than 80 books on a variety of topics including leadership, education, creativity, and moral values and composed over 300 pieces of music. These books and music have sold over 3 million copies worldwide and been translated into 24 languages. As a composer, Walters is best known for the top-selling albums Mystic Harp and Mystic Harp 2, featuring the legendary harpist Derek Bell, of the 5-time Grammy Award-winning group The Chieftains. Walters is perhaps best known as the founder and spiritual director of the Ananda, a worldwide network of intentional communities. In existence since 1968, Ananda is generally recognized as one of the most successful intentional communities in the world with branches in California, Oregon, Washington, Rhode Island, and Italy.

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