Paramahansa Yogananda

Yogananda
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Paramahansa Yogananda (1893-1952) was born Mukunda Lal Ghosh in Gorakpur, near Calcutta, on January 5, 1893. He manifested psychic powers as a child. As a youth he was fascinated by the holy men of India and visited many of them. Shortly after graduating from high school, he was initiated by Swami Yukteswar in the spiritual lineage of Swami Babaji, a legendary Himalayan master. Yukteswar encouraged Yogananda to come to the West, and he traveled to Boston in 1920, ostensibly to speak at a conference, where he taught a system of yoga deriving basically from the classic text Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. He also developed his own variety of kriya yoga, involving withdrawal of life energy from outward affairs to inner spiritual centers (basically a form of kundalini yoga).

Yogananda remained in the United States after the 1920 conference and several years later founded the Yogoda Satsang, which became the Self-Realization Fellowship. He wrote books and a correspondence course that attracted many pupils to him. He laid great emphasis on the reconciliation of Hinduism with Christian teachings and established the "Church of All Religions."

Yogananda passed into mahasamadhi (died) in 1952, but his body is said to have remained free from decay for 20 years afterward. Among his last accomplishments was the writing of his Autobiography of a Yogi (1946), which was widely influential in attracting Americans to Eastern religion

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Autobiography of a Yogi

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Since its first publication in 1946, this book has beneficially influenced countless thousands of people in their spiritual quest. For a great many its reading has marked a timeless crossroads in their inner life, when they have made a deeper commitment to spiritual awakening.

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Autobiography of a Yogi

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Since its first publication in 1946, this book has beneficially influenced countless thousands of people in their spiritual quest. For a great many its reading has marked a timeless crossroads in their inner life, when they have made a deeper commitment to spiritual awakening.

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Autobiography of a Yogi

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This audio edition contains the complete text of Paramahansa Yogananda's life story. Selected as "One of the 100 Best Spiritual Books of the Twentieth Century," 'Autobiography of a Yogi' has been translated into 20 languages, and is regarded worldwide as a classic of religious literature.

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Autobiography of a Yogi

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Since its first publication in 1946, this book has beneficially influenced countless thousands of people in their spiritual quest. For a great many its reading has marked a timeless crossroads in their inner life, when they have made a deeper commitment to spiritual awakening.

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Divine Romance

Collected Talks and Essays on Realizing God in Daily Life, Volume 2
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The wholesome influences of Yogananda, author of the perennial classic Autobiography of a Yogi, continue to pervade.

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Law of Success

Using the Power of Spirit to Create Health, Prosperity and Happiness
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Existence becomes futile if you cannot find happiness. When wealth is lost, you have lost a little; when health is lost, you have lost something of more consequence; but when peace of mind is lost, you have lost the highest treasure.

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Man's Eternal Quest

Collected Talks and Essays on Realizing God in Daily Life, Volume 1
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This anthology of some fifty of Yogananda’s talks in America, originally presented before audiences familiar with his teachings, is but a sampling from the great many that were recorded.

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Metaphysical Meditations

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Throughout his early years in America, in public lectures and classes he gave, Yogananda would often lead his audiences in an affirmation, visualization, or prayerful invocation. Reflecting the myriad ways in which the Infinite Spirit may be addressed and perceived, these metaphysical methods had a wide appeal.

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Scientific Healing Affirmations

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Since 1958, this little gem has inspired generations of seekers and meditators.

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Autobiography of a Yogi

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Since its first publication in 1946, this book has beneficially influenced countless thousands of people in their spiritual quest. For a great many its reading has marked a timeless crossroads in their inner life, when they have made a deeper commitment to spiritual awakening.

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Awake In The Cosmic Dream

An Informal Talk by Paramahansa Yogananda
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Be A Smile Millionaire

an Informal Talk by Paramahansa Yogananda
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In this talk recorded in 1950 at the Self-Realization Fellowship’s Hollywood "temple," the author of Autobiography of a Yogi speaks of the inner joy of the soul and how we can live in such a way that our outer lives reflect and radiate all the beautiful and noble qualities that give expression to that joy.

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Beholding The One In All

An Informal Talk by Paramahansa Yogananda
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Cosmic Chants

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Paperback Book

Cosmic Chants features the words and music to many of Paramahansa Yogananda’s original chants, as well as a number of traditional Indian spiritual songs. Includes an explanation by Yogananda of how to practice the art of devotional chanting.

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God Talks With Arjuna

The Bhagavad Gita: Royal Science of God Realization. The Immortal Dialogue Between Soul and Spirit,. A New Translation and Commentary
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The Bhagavad Gita is India's most sacred textthe Hindu "Bible." Yogananda's translation and commentary brings a unique and deeply penetrating insight into this great scripture, and is widely regarded as one of the most comprehensive books available on the science and philosophy of Yoga.

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