Essence of the Bhagavad Gita Explained by Paramhansa Yogananda, as Remembered by His Disciple, Swami Kriyananda

ISBN-10: 1565892267

ISBN-13: 9781565892262

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

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Rarely in a Lifetime Does a New Spiritual Classic Appear that has the power to change people's lives and transform future generations. This is such a book. The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita, Explained by Paramhansa Yogananda shares the profound insights of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi, as remembered by one of his few remaining direct disciples, Swami Kriyananda. Book jacket.
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List price: $21.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Crystal Clarity Publishers
Publication date: 2/4/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 484
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.024
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 introduced to and have adopted Hindu modes of thought and religious practice. Yogananda taught that Hindu mysticism was compatible with and similar to Western and Christian mysticism. In 1935 his guru gave Yogananda the title Paramahansa, which means "supreme swan" and is a title indicating the highest spiritual attainment. His disciples regard the manner of Yogananda's death---he expired immediately after addressing a banquet in honor of the ambassador from India---as a demonstration of his supreme yogic bodily control. The Self-Realization Fellowship continues to be an important alternative religion in America, and it has a strong institutional presence in and around the Los Angeles area.

Explanatory Note
Thoughts on Pronunciation and Spelling
What Is the Bhagavad Gita?
What Is Sanaatan Dharma?
The Allegory of the Gita
Allegory in Scripture
The Genesis of the Story
Why Cousins? Why Enemies?
The Spine: Pathway to Salvation
The Scripture Begins: Gita Chapter 1: verse 1
Sanjaya Speaks: Gita Chapter 1: verses 1-47, Gita Chapter 2: verses 1-9
The Nature of Death-Allegorical and Literal: Gita Chapter 2: verses 10-39
Krishna's Consolation: Reprise Gita Chapter 2: verses 1-39
The Nature of Right Action: Gita Chapter 2: verses 40-72
Why Fight?: Gita Chapter 3: verses 1-9
Directional Development: Gita Chapter 3: verses 10-16
Freedom Through Action: Gita Chapter 3: verses 17-43
The Supreme Science of Knowing: Gita Chapter 4: verses 1-42
Freedom Through Inner Renunciation: Gita Chapter 5: verses 1-29
The True Yoga: Gita Chapter 6: verses 1-47
Knowledge and Wisdom: Gita Chapter 7: verses 1-30
The Outer and Inner Universe: Gita Chapter 8: verses 1-16
Final Liberation: Gita Chapter 8: verses 17-28
The Sovereign Lord of All: Gita Chapter 9: verses 1-34
From the Unmanifested to the Manifest: Gita Chapter 10: verses 1-42
The Divine Vision: Gita Chapter 11: verses 1-55
The Path of Bhakti Yoga: Gita Chapter 12: verses 1-20
The Field of Battle: Gita Chapter 13: verses 1-34
Transcending the Three Gunas: Gita Chapter 14: verses 1-27
The Yoga of the Supreme Person: Gita Chapter 15: verses 1-20
The Nature of the Godly and the Demonic: Gita Chapter 16: verses 1-24
The Three Levels of Spiritual Practice: Gita Chapter 17: verses 1-28
You Shall Attain Me: Gita Chapter 18: verses 1-78
List of Indexes
About the Author
About the Painter
Further Explorations
Crystal Clarity Publishers
Ananda Sangha
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