Demystifying Patanjali: The Yoga Sutras

Demystifying Patanjali: The Yoga Sutras PDF Author: Paramhansa Yogananda
Publisher: Crystal Clarity Publishers
ISBN: 1565895207
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 214

Book Description
What happens as we grow spiritually? Is there a step-by-step process that everyone goes through—all spiritual seekers, including those of any or no religious persuasion—as they gradually work their way upward, until they achieve the highest state of Self-realization? About 2200 years ago, a great spiritual master of India named Patanjali described this process, and presented humanity with a clear-cut, step-by-step outline of how all truth seekers and saints achieve divine union. He called this universal inner experience and process “yoga” or “union.” His collection of profound aphorisms—a true world scripture—has been dubbed Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. Unfortunately, since that time many scholarly translators with little or no spiritual realization have written commentaries on Patanjali's writings that have succeeded only in burying his pithy insights in convoluted phrases like “becomes assimilated with transformations” and “the object alone shines without deliberation.” How can any reader understand Patanjali's original meaning when he or she has to wade through such bewildering terminology? Thankfully, a great modern yoga master—Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the classic Autobiography of a Yogi—has cut through the scholarly debris and resurrected Patanjali's original teachings and revelations. Now, in Demystifying Patanjali, Swami Kriyananda, a direct disciple of Yogananda, shares his guru's crystal clear and easy-to-grasp explanations of Patanjali's aphorisms. As Kriyananda writes in his introduction, “My Guru personally shared with me some of his most important insights into these sutras. During the three and a half years I lived with him, he also went with me at great length into the basic teachings of yoga. “I was able, moreover, to ask my Guru personally about many of the subjects covered by Patanjali. His explanations have lingered with me, and have been a priceless help in the [writing of this book].”

Living Patanjali. The Power of True Yoga

Living Patanjali. The Power of True Yoga PDF Author: Jayadev Jaerschky
Publisher: Ananda Edizioni
ISBN: 8833320944
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
Languages : en
Pages : 353

Book Description
Discover the Supreme Joy in the original roots of yoga! In modern society, yoga has become an unstoppable avalanche. The well-being it brings is enormous, but this becomes even greater if we immerse ourselves in its essence, in its very core, in its original roots. And who better to guide us than Patanjali, the father of yoga? His Yoga Sutras are the way towards supreme happiness, step by step, day by day. Patanjali, however, lived centuries ago and it is not always easy to see how to apply his valuable teachings in an effective and relevant way. In these pages you will receive help from one of the great spiritual masters of our times, Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the wellknown spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi. Thanks to Yogananda’s commentaries, you will find yourself able to apply each of Patanjali’s first thirty-one Yoga Sutras to your daily life, to your meditation, to the yoga asanas and to understanding yourself. Through an imaginary dialogue between Patanjali and one of his disciples, you will be presented with: Each sutra in the original Sanscrit with an English translation An explanation of the sutra’s deeper meaning Hints for experimenting with it in your meditations Instructions for applying it to the yoga asanas Inspiration for applying it to your daily life A guide for self-analysis for each sutra.

Awake and Ready

Awake and Ready PDF Author: Susan Usha Dermond
Publisher: Crystal Clarity Publishers
ISBN: 1565895355
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 104

Book Description
Everyone Operates from a Different Level of Energy What works for one person won’t necessarily work for another. Based on Paramhansa Yogananda’s practical principles on energy and form, Awake and Ready, offers real-life examples, simple, and useful suggestions to help guide and motivate people at every level. DISCOVER THESE 8 KEYS To ease tensions, improve relationships, and create happier environments ... in your home, workplace, or classroom. Excitement vs. Happiness Nurture Enthusiasm Getting Unstuck:Action Is the Answer! Energy Follows Will Progressive Development Redirect Energy to a Higher Level Be for Something, Not Against Anything Change Directions With Creativity and Fun SUSAN USHA DERMOND, BA, MA, MLS, has a varied background in education, most of it in the Education for Life system. She began her career as an English teacher in public high schools and most recently taught high school English in the Ananda Online High School. She founded the third Living Wisdom School in Portland, Oregon, where she was the director for fifteen years. Prior to that, Susan taught fourth through ninth grades at the first Living Wisdom School at Ananda Village in northern California, where she currently lives. She developed the first online Education for Life classes and is the author of a handbook for teachers and parents, Calm and Compassionate Children (Random House).

Awake and Ready

Awake and Ready PDF Author: Hriman McGilloway
Publisher: Crystal Clarity Publishers
ISBN: 1565895940
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 200

Book Description
Once and Future Christ: When East Meets West There is a great need in these times for a deeper and more universal understanding of the teachings of Jesus Christ. No mere intellectual analysis possesses the spiritual power and grace to transform the divisive dogma that separates sincere Christians from other faiths. The yogis of India, both ancient and modern, have gifted to the world a revelation of universality for the healing of the nations. Paramhansa Yogananda came to America in 1920 to focus the light of India’s timeless and timely wisdom upon the teachings of Jesus Christ. In Once and Future Christ, Nayaswami Hriman McGilloway expands upon that message with the inclusion of modern scientific discoveries and an exploration of the similarities and relationships between Christianity and Yoga. This book describes the inevitable evolution of Christian dogma towards greater inclusivity. The pathway of this future evolution leads to an understanding that the individual soul’s relationship to God is the goal of the spiritual life. The beauty, harmony and sacredness of individual spiritual traditions need not be sacrificed but may someday be understood in a deeper and more personally meaningful light.

Kriya Yoga - English Edition

Kriya Yoga - English Edition PDF Author: Jayadev Jaerschky
Publisher: Ananda Edizioni
ISBN: 8897586821
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
Languages : en
Pages : 251

Book Description
Kriya Yoga is an ancient and powerful technique of liberation, transformation and illumination. It has been taught over the centuries by the greatest yogis and was introduced in the West in our time by the great master Paramhansa Yogananda, who described it in his Autobiography of a Yogi as “the airplane route” and “the easiest, most effective and most scientific way to approach the Infinite.” This book presents the many facets of Kriya Yoga in a complete and accessible way for the first time: from its history to its philosophy, to the subtleties of the practice to how to prepare for initiation. It is an invaluable text for all those who wish to learn or to deepen their understanding of this ancient science, kept secret for so long. And not only that, it is a treasure trove of practical tools and techniques for all who wish to delve into the wonderful adventure of the inner journey! This book offers you a chance to board the airplane of Kriya Yoga and fly straight to the eternal beauty of your own Self. Never before has the ancient liberating science of Kriya Yoga, long kept secret throughout the course of history, been presented so completely, deeply and yet accessibly.

Autobiography of a Yogi

Autobiography of a Yogi PDF Author: Paramhansa Yogananda
Publisher: Crystal Clarity Publishers
ISBN: 1565895444
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 409

Book Description
A Top 100 Spiritual Book of the Twentieth Century This is a new edition, featuring previously unavailable material, of a true spiritual classic. Autobiography of a Yogi is one of the best-selling Eastern philosophy titles of all-time, with millions of copies published. New Bonus Materials added to this edition include: a) the last chapter that Yogananda wrote in 1951 covering the years 1946–1951 that was not originally available in the first edition (and without posthumous changes), b) the eulogy that Yogananda wrote for Gandhi, and c) a new afterword by Swami Kriyananda, one of Yogananda's closest direct disciples. Yogananda's masterpiece has been named one of the greatest and most influential books of the twentieth century. This highly prized verbatim reprinting of the original 1946 edition is (unlike other publishers' editions) free from textual changes made after Yogananda's death. Yogananda was the first yoga master of India whose mission brought him to live and teach in the West. His firsthand account of his life experiences in India includes childhood revelations, stories of his visits to saints and masters in India, and long-secret teachings of yoga and Self-realization that he first made available to the Western reader.

The Art of Supportive Leadership

The Art of Supportive Leadership PDF Author: J. Donald Walters
Publisher: Crystal Clarity Publishers
ISBN: 156589605X
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 92

Book Description
A Proven Approach to Successful Leadership Do you want to improve your leadership skills and learn how to bring out the best in your employees, co-workers, or students? Then The Art of Supportive Leadership can help you! Large and small companies of every kind—from well-established industrial corporations to sparkling new tech firms—are using this proven approach to leadership with great success. It has become equally indispensable to the non-profit organizations, schools, and military personnel who also use it. The Art of Supportive Leadership is defining the new cutting edge of leadership training. Drawn from the author's many years of successful leadership in numerous contexts, this book gives you clear and practical techniques that quickly produce results—even if you're new to leadership, and even if you can only devote limited time to improving your skills. Each chapter ends with short, concise summaries that serve as quick reference guides when you need them.

Your Sun Sign as a Spiritual Guide

Your Sun Sign as a Spiritual Guide PDF Author: Swami Kriyananda
Publisher: Crystal Clarity Publishers
ISBN: 1565895223
Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
Languages : en
Pages : 203

Book Description
What sets this book apart from other astrology titles is Kriyananda's focus on the spiritual potential of each “sun sign,” rather than focusing mainly on the karmic limitations. It is so common to hear generalizations such as: Leo is proud, and Taurus is stubborn. In his book Kriyananda shows how, with awareness, attention, and will, one can cultivate the higher potential of his sign, leading to greater fulfillment and success. Leo can shine as a channel of light and creativity, without pride, if he remembers that Spirit (not ego) is the doer. Taurus can be the essence of loyalty and perseverance, without being stubborn, if he develops an inner fixity of purpose while practicing an outward flexibility. In other words, the horoscope shows karmic patterns of energy. We can learn to work with these energies and develop their more refined, higher octaves, which will then magnetize new possibilities into our lives. The fundamental point is that the horoscope shows one's karmic energy situation, but not who he really is—the spiritual Self within. Kriyananda's approach is to encourage and inspire one's Self to awaken, and to express itself through the sun sign. Within each of us is vast potential to be awakened. Your Sun Sign as a Spiritual Guide is a beautifully inspiring book that will open doors and encourage one in this direction. This book also guides the seeker to an understanding of the subtle aspects of the spiritual path as it manifests for him through his particular sun sign. Yogic understanding is rich and often runs counter to prevailing thought. So too with astrology, the reader will find vistas of understanding opening as he takes the words and guidance of this yogic view of astrology to heart. This book reassures the reader that sun-sign weaknesses can be spiritual strengths if pursued rightly. It also warns one not to rest on the laurels of sun-sign strengths, but to go much deeper. Concentrated, deep wisdom is available to the seeker in this brief, easy-to-digest book that helps the reader to understand himself and others from a higher perspective.

Love Perfected, Life Divine

Love Perfected, Life Divine PDF Author: Swami Kriyananda
Publisher: Crystal Clarity Publishers
ISBN: 1565895258
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 265

Book Description
Inspired by Marie Corelli's book, The Life Everlasting, Swami Kriyananda—direct disciple of the great world teacher, Paramhansa Yogananda (author of the classic Autobiography of a Yogi)—retells the dramatic story of a woman's discovery of her twin soul—a discovery that propels her to undertake an arduous and perilous climb to the loftiest heights of spiritual awakening. Fueled by her love, the heroine must overcome harrowing challenges before she realizes the goal of her yearning in union with God. Love Perfected, Life Divine is a timeless tale that carries the reader to the heart of the inner quest. As Swami Kriyananda wrote in his introduction: The Life Everlasting is the only novel Paramhansa Yogananda ever finished reading. I can understand why he did so. It has a deep spiritual potential. I myself have enjoyed it, and have read it many times. I would not have undertaken this endeavor, however, if Yogananda himself had not also addressed the subject [of soul-mates] once, so obliquely as to cry for clarification. He said—and, to the best of my knowledge, once only—that everyone, before attaining oneness with God, must be united with his soul dual, even if that dual is living on another planet and the union can be achieved only in vision. . . . The Life Everlasting . . . exerts an undeniable spell. . . . [It is] not afraid to express openly the author's devotion to God without enclosing the reader in a narrow box of sectarianism. . . . I have rewritten [this] story because, with all its faults, I have always loved it. I have cleared out massive amounts of excessive verbiage; introduced a note of greater kindness; cut out many pages as unnecessary and, indeed, deleterious to the lofty mood of the book. I have rewritten the book also to make it correspond to my own beliefs. I think, as you read, you will understand my reasons for the countless changes I have made. And I conclude by saying I am happy with the results. I hope you, dear reader, will be happy also.

Intuition for Starters

Intuition for Starters PDF Author: Swami Kriyananda
Publisher: Crystal Clarity Publishers
ISBN: 1565896149
Category : Self-Help
Languages : en
Pages : 115

Book Description
Practical Guidance for Daily Life Every day we are confronted with difficult problems or complicated situations for which we either don't have enough information to make clear-cut decisions or for which there is no easy intellectual answer. At these moments, we all wish for another way to know how to make the right choice. There is another way: through using our intuition. More than just a "feeling" or a guess, true intuition is one of the most important-yet often least developed- of our human faculties. Often thought of as something vague and undefinable, many people mistakenly assume that intuition cannot be understood and developed. Intuition for Starters straightforwardly explains what true intuition is and where it comes from, describes the attitudes necessary for developing it, and gives you easy-to-understand practices and guidelines that will help you tap into intuitive guidance at will.
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