Author: Sri Paramahansa YoganandaPublisher: Yogoda Satsang Society of IndiaYear: 2001Language: EnglishPages: 486ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A
A century after the birth of Paramahansa Yogananda, he has come to be recognized as one of the preeminent spiritual figures of our time the influence of his life and work continues to grow. Many of the religious and philosophical concepts and methods he introduced decades ago are now finding expression in education, psychology, business, medicine, and other spheres of endeavor - contributing in far-reaching ways to a more integrated, humane, and spiritual vision of human life.The fact that Paramahansa Yoganandaji's teachings are being interpreted and creatively applied in many different fields and by exponents of diverse philosophical and metaphysical movements, points not only to the great practical utility o what he taught, but also to the need for some means of ensuring that the spiritual legacy he left not be diluted, fragmented or distorted with the passing of time. This book was first published for an international audience. Minor adaptation have been made for this Indian edition. These talks were delivered before audiences in America, for whom paramahansa often translated Sanskrit words and Indian philosophical concepts into terms and examples familiar to the West. An understanding of this will enhance the reader's appreciation of Paramahansaji's message and its unique universality.
PrefaceIntroductionHow Seekers First Found GodThe Universality of YogaThe Infinite Nature of GodAnswered PrayersMaking Religion ScientificUnderstanding the Unreality of MatterMan’ Greatest AdventureSelf-Analysis: Key to the Mastery of LifeHealing by God’s Unlimited PowerEliminating the Static of Fear from the mind RadioNervousness – Cause and CureThe Physical and Spiritual Rewards of FastingSelf-realization: Criterion of ReligionThe Desire that satisfies all DesiresIn God is all HappinessHow to be More LikableDeveloping PersonalityThe Divine Art of Making FriendsThe True Experience of Spiritual EcstasyThree Paths to Cosmic ConsciousnessBe a Smile MillionaireLord, possess us with Thy LoveControlling your New Year’s DestinyHow to Outwit TemptationCuring Mental AlcoholicsOvercoming Malignant MoodsReincarnation can be Scientifically ProvenReincarnation: The Soul’s Journey to PerfectionWill Jesus Reincarnate Again?The Dream Nature of the WorldGod’s Nature in the Mother and the FatherLooking at Creation with Seeing EyesThe Invisible ManWhat Are Ghosts?Jesus: a Christ of East and WestChrist and Krishna: Avatars of the one TruthThe Ten Commandments: Eternal Rules of HappinessHow to Read CharacterHow to be Happy at WillSteps toward the Universal Christ ConsciousnessEven-Mindedness in a World of ChangeThe Balanced Life (Curing Mental Abnormalities)Increasing the Power of InitiativeWho Made God?The Missing Link between Consciousness and MatterIs God a Father or a Mother?The Art of Developing MemoryMan’s Eternal QuestThe Art of LivingHabit-Your Master or Your Slave?Creating and Destroying Habits at WillDeveloping Dynamic WillSeek God Now!Why Waste Time? God is the Joy you SeekGod as Light and JoyHave I Found God?The Purpose of Life is to find GodGod! God! God! (Poem)Aims and Ideals of yogoda Satsanga Society of IndiaGlossary