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Yoga of the Bhagavad Gita An Introduction to India's Universal Science of God-Realization

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ISBN-10: 0876120338

ISBN-13: 9780876120330

Edition: 2007

Authors: Paramhansa Yogananda

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The Yoga of the Bhagavad Gita, along with its companion volume The Yoga of Jesus, provides a groundbreaking treatise on the deeper meaning of Yoga the science of God-realization that is the birthright of all individuals. In this compact book, a compilation of excerpts from his monumental translation of and commentary on the Bhagavad Gita, God Talks with Arjuna (Self-Realization Fellowship, 1995), Paramahansa Yogananda presents an illuminating explanation of Lord Krishnas sublime Yoga message that he preached to the world the way of right activity and meditation for divine communion. With penetrating insight and clarity, Yogananda delves into the deeper meaning of the Gitas symbology,…    
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List price: $14.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Self-Realization Fellowship Publishers
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 180
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Swami Yogananda, a young Hindu monk, delivered his first address, "The Science of Religion," to the International Congress of Religious Liberals meeting in Boston on October 6, 1920. He remained in America and began to attract thousands to his public lectures. In 1925, Yogananda established the headquarters of his organization, the Self-Realization Fellowship, on Mount Washington in Los Angeles. (One of his most distinguished disciples was the horticulturist Luther Burbank.) His Autobiography of a Yogi Autobiography of a Yogi was published in 1946 and has been translated into 18 languages. Yogananda and the Self-Realization Fellowship have been the means by which many Americans have been…    

Prefacep. vii
Keys to the Gita's Wisdom
Introduction to "The Song of the Spirit"p. 3
Wisdom From an Ancient Higher Age of Civilization
Cracking the Code of the Gita's Yogic Symbolism
Bhagavan Krishna, Lord of Yoga: Divine Teacher of the Gita
The Spiritual Battle of Everyday Lifep. 14
Using the Power of Introspection for a Victorious Life
The Spiritual Battlefield of Man's Body and Mind
Material Consciousness Versus Spiritual Consciousness
Taking Sides in the War of Good Against Evil
Soul Versus Ego
Yoga: The Method of Victoryp. 25
Activating the Soul's Powers Through Meditation
Spiritual Effects of the Practice of Yoga
Awakening the Eightfold Essence of Yoga Within Yourself
The Psychological Forces That Oppose the Soulp. 40
Egoism (Symbolized by Bhishma)
Kama (Lust)-Symbolized by Duryodhana (Material Desire)
The Good and Bad Power of Habit (Symbolized by Drona)
The Triumph of the Soul Through Practice of Yogap. 48
Raja Yoga: The Highest Path
Outer Renunciation, Scriptural Study, and Serviceful Action Are Bypaths
Raja Yoga Is the True Culmination of All Religious Practices
Kriya Yoga: The Essential Technique of Raja Yoga
The Reign of King Soul in the Spiritualized Bodily Kingdom
The Bhagavad Gita
The Despondency of Arjunap. 59
Sankhya and Yoga: Cosmic Wisdom and the Method of Its Attainmentp. 65
Karma Yoga: The Path of Spiritual Actionp. 75
The Supreme Science of Knowing Godp. 82
Freedom Through Inner Renunciationp. 88
Permanent Shelter in Spirit Through Yoga Meditationp. 93
The Nature of Spirit and the Spirit of Naturep. 99
The Imperishable Absolute: Beyond the Cycles of Creation and Dissolutionp. 103
The Royal Knowledge, The Royal Mysteryp. 107
The Infinite Manifestations of the Unmanifest Spiritp. 111
Vision of Visions: The Lord Reveals His Cosmic Formp. 116
Bhakti Yoga: Union Through Devotionp. 126
The Field and the Knower of the Fieldp. 129
Transcending the Gunasp. 134
Purushottama: The Uttermost Beingp. 137
Embracing the Divine and Shunning the Demonicp. 140
Three Kinds of Faithp. 143
"In Truth Do I Promise Thee: Thou Shalt Attain Me"p. 147
Conclusion: "Arise! Before you is the royal path!"p. 156
About the Authorp. 161
Indexp. 173
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