These books 2 volumes are the most sacred in my book collection. The Bhagavad Gita, according to Yogananda, metaphorically lays out specific steps to achieve this. Not just any teacher, but one who has reached the divine goal and has been appointed by God to lead other souls back to Him. International Journal of Yoga Therapy. Reader can get many real examples that can be great knowledge. We must play our role in life to the best of our ability—but for God, not for ego satisfaction.
The enigmas of creation, life, suffering, the perpetual cycle of life and death could be avoided if man follows the message of Krishna. Yogananda compares the battlefield of the body, mind, and spirit to that of the classic battlefield we find Arjuna in. Krishna guides Arjuna with such tenderness and patience. Finally, he turned to the disciple who had been sitting silently nearby. Go and give that revealed truth with your interpretations: a new scripture will be born.
It also in a subtle way answers the eternal quest for a soul to find inner peace and enlightenment. By inwardly offering everything to God, our outer actions are spiritualized. Actually, this website provides many books withdifferent title from different genre. The names of the warriors in the first chapter for example; they are not mere historical figures, but have other profound meanings. Yogananda combines his native disposition as an East Indian spiritual disciple with his knowledge of Western religious understanding. It means control, mastery yama , over the energy prana. For every few lines of the Gita there are three or four pages of interpretation so the reader understands this timeless classic in incredible depth.
However, you have to follow some steps recommended to get the online book. The book is a master piece. . Paramahansaji explains in his Gita commentary that kriya yoga, the spiritual science reintroduced in modern times by his lineage of gurus, is actually a revival of ancient techniques of pranayama that had been lost and forgotten during the Dark Ages. His interpretation of Gita differs from other interpreters, but follows the beliefs in yoga philosophy of his progenitors, Yogi Mahavatar Babaji, Lahiri Mahasaya, and Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri guru of Yogananda. I also own the 8 disc series of the Mahabharat, which is a; must watch in conjunction to the Gita.
Because we have to purify our feelings. Very minimal wear and tear. . It is through this form of yoga, a yogi can withdraw his life force and mind from the body unites his soul free from ego with the Cosmic Spirit. God Talks With Arjuna explains the Bhagavad Gita's profoundest spiritual, psychological, and metaphysical truths, long obscured by metaphor and allegory.
There is a great deal of metaphoric language that needs commentary for us in the West. That task was given to me, and I made a promise that I would write this Gita — and it is done. Yogananda's translation and commentary brings a unique and deeply penetrating insight into this great scripture, which is widely regarded as one of the most comprehensive books available on the science and philosophy of Yoga. There are some stories that areshowed in the book. Miller writes, Paramahansa Yogananda has unlocked the hidden psychospiritual meanings of this ancient text through his years of spiritual study with his lineage of gurus and his insightful meditative wisdom. I have finished the Gita. All you have to do is channel that feeling in a constructive way and direct it toward God.
. If you fall again and think you cannot get up, get up and walk on. He takes The Bhagavad Gita and makes it completely relevant for modern times. Competing for victory in every encounter are the forces of good and evil. . Through his writings, extensive lecture tours, and the creation of Self-Realization Fellowship temples and meditation centers, he introduced hundreds of thousands of truth-seekers to the ancient science and philosophy of Yoga and its universally applicable methods of meditation.
The whole intent of the Gita is to align man's efforts on the side of dharma, or righteousness. . The Gita begins with introspection so that we can clearly see what we have to work on in ourselves. There is nothing that brings immediate peace and calmness to my being then reading the Gita, Yogananda's commentary brings that great writing alive by his explanations of Indian Culture and the Yoga Sutras. These are what draw our attention away from God and keep the life energy flowing outward to material consciousness.
And when one does, they will be all the more aware of the mechanisms which cause suffering and the tools we all have to free ourselves from them. It's a bit too obtuse for someone who's more of casual interest and wanted to read about some cosmic epic battles. The Bhagavad Gita was written by the illumined sage Vyasa, a contemporary of Krishna. Competing for victory in every encounter are the forces of good and evil. He takes The Bhagavad Gita and makes it completely relevant for modern times. Reader may want to shed tear when read this book.