Hurdles have to be faced before accomplishing anything worthwhile specially if it is a serious nature and more so if it is spiritual matter. Anyway be they grace of almighty it seems that the stepping stones tot his volume II have been crossed.
By the grace of God Swami Shantananda Giri of Yogoda Satsanga society has written the introduction for which I am very much grateful to him.
Being under the similar banner of Lahiri Mahasaya I am taking the liberty of publishing the encouraging and blissful letter form Yogacarya Ashoke Kumar Chatterjee who represented India at the congress on world Religions held at France in 1997.
By his grace only Jagat Guru Shankaracharya Swami Sarupananda Saraswatiji Maharaj has been kind enough to send a letter of approval for the effort made. A copy of the letter has been given herein as it is.
Devoted efforts take out the fatigue from the work and give a bliss of happiness.
‘My Guru and Paramagurus -- Swami Sri Yukteswar, Lahin Mahasaya, and Mahavatara Babaji are rishis of this present age, masters who themselves are God-realized living scriptures. They have bequeathed to the world along with the long-lost scientific technique of Kriya Yoga a new revelation of the holy Bhagavad Gita, relevant primarily to the science of yoga and to Kriya Yoga in particular."
"Mahavatara Babaji, at one with Krishna in Spirit, through his grace intuitively transferred the true knowledge of the Bhagavad Gita to his disciple Lahiri Mahasaya a Yogavatara, ‘Incarnation of Yoga’ -- through whom he revived for mankind the Kriya Yoga science as the technique of salvation for this age. Lahiri Mahasaya himself never wrote any books, but his divine expositions of the scriptures were expressed through the writings of various of his advanced disciples. Among his greatest disciples, Swami Sri Yukteswar, Swami Pranabananda, and Panchanon Bhattacharya recorded his Gita explanations. The earliest small edition of the Bhagavad Gita with Lahiri Mahasaya’s interpretations was brought out by Panchanon Bhattacharya, founder of the Arya Mission Institution, Calcutta. Later, my gum Sri Yukteswari Jnanavatara, ‘incarnation Wisdom’ - - elaborate unrivaled way, explained the most significant first nine chapters of the Gita according to Lahiri Mahasaya’s interpretation."
After that, the great Swami Pranabananda, the saint with two bodies’ (about whom I wrote in my Autobiography of a Yogi), brought forth an amazing interpretation of Lahiri Mahasaya’s entire Gita. The eminent yogi, Bhupendra Nath Sanyal, whom I personally highly regard, also brought out a remarkable edition of Lahiri Mahasaya’s interpretation of the Gita. I have had the blessing to be inspired in the greatest way about Lahiri Mahasaya’s divine insight and perceptive method of explaining the Gita, which I learned first from my Master’
The present volumes of Spiritual Gita are the ‘remarkable edition of Lahiri Mahasayas interpretation of the Gita’’ by Sri Bhupendra Nath Sanyal referred to by Sri Sri Pararnahansa Yogananda in his Introduction to God Talks with Auna, Yoganandaji’s translation and commentary on the Bhagavad Gita. The original Bengali of Sri Sanyal is now rendered into English in a very lucid way by Smt. Chandrakanta Agarwal.
In Volume I of the Spiritual Gita, Lord Krishna introduces the sadhak to the spiritual and materialistic battlefield of his consciousness in the physical and mental body. One is made to understand and recognize the psychological, or thought, forces at play in his bodily and mental kingdoms. Then Lord Krishna elucidates the internal and transcendent nature of the Atman and how through the yoga of right action, the sadhak gains the infinite wisdom of Spirit. The Lord explains the nature of night action and right attitude and how they conquer the two-sided passion of desire and anger. He further explains the esoteric essence of yoga, His way of acting in creation, and the practice of yQg4, the spiritual ‘fire" rite that consumes all karma. Freedom through inner renunciation of the objects of the senses by perseverance in yoga. meditation on God and desire less activity are the ways to attain the supreme bliss of God.
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