If you’re facing challenges in your life right now, know that you have within you all that you need to rise to meet them in the best way. Courage, calmness, and confidence are yours right now: you need only to awaken them, to free yourself from the delusions that mask them, and to delve more deeply into your soul nature. What a wealth of practical guidance and powerful you will find in this book! Paramhansa Yogananda (1893-1952), one of the first teachers from India to bring yoga to the West, emphasized direct inner experience of the Divine, which he called “Self-realization.” His teaching offer a practical approach to inner awakening. In his early years in America, Yogananda wrote lessons and articles that are no longer widely available. The writings in the Wisdome 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 were hungry for India's spiritual teachings, 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 twentieth 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 meditation technique. Yogananda's message to the West highlighted the unity of a.11 religions, and the importance of love for God combined with scientific techniques of meditation.
Here is a handbook for reclaiming the highest power within you. Read this book carefully, absorb the power of the Master's words, practice his simple suggestions, and you "will feel a new energy filling you, giving you the power to meet every challenge with joyful confidence, calmness, and courage.
Paramhansa Yogananda came to the United States from India in 1920, bringing to the West the teachings and techniques of Yoga, the ancient science of soul awakening. He was the first master of Yoga to make his home in the West, and his Autobiography of a Yogi, has become the bestselling autobiography of all time, introducing Westerners to their untapped soul potential.
Yoga is the ancient science of redirecting one's energies inward to produce spiritual awakening. In addition to bringing Americans the most practical and effective techniques of meditation, Yogananda showed how these principles can be applied to all areas of life.
The articles included in this book are taken from several sources: the lessons Yogananda wrote in the 1920s and 1930s, articles of his that appeared 'in Inner Culture and East West magazines published before 1943, and the small book Scientific Healing Affirmation, published in 1924. Most of what is included here is not available elsewhere.
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