The Autobiography of Yogi The book is of Paramahansa Yogananda's remarkable life story that opens our minds to the joys, the boundless beauty and the unending possibilities of every living being. The book narrates about the world of Yogis and Saints, Science and miracles, death and rebirth. Also, reveals the deepest secrets of life and of this world. It emphasizes the value of KRIYA YOGA, and a life of self-respect, calmness, determination, simple diet, and regular exercise. A complete study of the science of Kriya Yoga, which is a simple, psychophysiological method by which the human blood is decarbonized and recharged with oxygen. It helps the people to nurture their spiritual growth and awaken to Self and God-realization. "A book that opens windows of the mind and spirit." - India Journal
This book is a collection of 4 spiritual biographies written by Swami Satyananda Giri, eminent disciple of Swami Sriyukteshvar Giri. In this collection are the biographies of revered Yogiraj Shyama Charan Lahiri Mahasaya, as well as biographies of his disciples Yogacharya Shastri Mahasaya (Hansaswami Kebalananda) and Swami Sriyukteshvar Giriji Maharaj, as well as the biography of Paramahansa Yogananda entitled "Yogananda Sanga."
With over four million copies in print, Parmahansa Yogananda's autobiography has been translated into thirty-three languages, and it still serves as a gateway into yoga and alternative spirituality for countless North American practitioners. This book examines Yogananda's life and work toclarify linkages between the seemingly disparate aspects of modern yoga, and illuminates the intimate connections between yoga and metaphysically-leaning American traditions such as Unitarianism, New Thought, and Theosophy. Instead of treating yoga as a stable practice, Anya P. Foxen proposes thatit is the figure of the Yogi that give the practice of his followers both form and meaning. Focusing on Yogis rat...
Scholar Jeffrey J. Kripal explores the life and teachings of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, a 19th-century Bengali saint who played a major role in the creation of modern Hinduism. The work is now marked by both critical acclaim and cross-cultural controversy. In a substantial new Preface to this second edition, Kripal answers his critics and addresses the controversy.
50 Spiritual Classics captures the diversity of life journeys that span centuries, continents, spiritual traditions and secular beliefs: from the historical The Book of Chuang Tzu to modern insight from the Kabbalah, from Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet to Eckhart Tolle's recent The Power of Now. The first and only bite-sized guide to the very best in spiritual writing, this one-of-a-kind collection includes personal memoirs and complelling biographies of such diverse figures as Gandhi, Malcolm X and Black Elk; Eastern philosophers and gurus including Krishnamurti, Yogananda, Chogyam Trungpa and Shunryu Suzuki; and Western saints and mystics such as St. Frances of Assisi, Hermann Hesse and Simon...
Yogis of India gives a joyous glimpse into the lives of some of the great Indian spiritual masters like Ramakrishna Paramhansa, Ramana Maharshi and Anandmayi Ma. It explores not just the various fascinating facets of these saints, the eternal travellers, but also describes vividly their beautiful relationship with their key shishyas. It traces the life of each yogi from birth to mahasamadhi, in the process touching the leela, or the play of the realised master that nurtures the devotee and develops the disciple.
If the world is real for every one to see and enjoy, then there must be its creator too. Such and other simple spiritual truths are probed without indulging in any religious dogma of cultish cliche irrelevant to spirituality.