Discover how to express your own highest potential in your relationships of friendship, love, marriage, and family. These relationships can offers us our greatest sorrows. Warmly, realistically, with humor and humanity, Yogananda shows you the folly of selfishness and the practical steps toward expansive love for others.
Paramhansa Yogananda (1893-1952), one of the most renowned and beloved yoga masters of the 20th century, is the author of the spiritual classical, Autobiography of a Yogi. One of the first teachers to bring yoga to the West, Yogananda emphasized direct inner experience of the Divine, which he called “Self-realization.” His teachings are universal and offer a practical approach to inner awakening.
In his early years in America (1920-1942) Yogananda wrote several series of lessons and many articles that no longer widely available. The writings in the Wisdom of Yogananda series are drawn from these sources.
Born in India in 1893, Paramhansa Yogananda was trained from his early years to bring India’s ancient science of Self-realization to the West. In 1920 he moved to the United States to begin what was to develop into a worldwide work touching millions of lives. Americans and for the liberating techniques of yoga.
In 1946 he published what has become a spiritual classic and one of the best-loved books of the 20th century, Autobiography of a Yogi. In addition, Yogananda established headquarters for a worldwide work wrote a number of books and study courses, gave lectures to thousands in most major cities across the United States, wrote music and poetry, and trained disciples. He was invited to the White House by Calvin Coolidge and he initiated Mahatma Gandhi into Kriya Yoga, his most advanced technique of meditation.
Yogananda’s message to the West highlighted the unity of all religions, and the importance of spiritual devotion combined with scientific techniques of meditation.
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