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A Fight for Religious Freedom: A Lawyer's Personal Account of Copyrights, Karma and Dharmic Litigation
The compelling story of a groundbreaking, 12-year legal battle launched against the smaller Ananda Church by the established and wealthy Self-Realization Fellowship-both followers of spiritual master, Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the classic Autobiography of a Yogi. SRF's intent was, as the judge observed, "to put Ananda out of business." Includes rare vignettes that ...more
ebook, 230 pages
Published August 1st 2012 by Crystal Clarity Publishers
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A surprisingly entertaining and dramatic tale of the legal battle that resulted in new legal precedents and freedoms for all religious groups in the United States. Jon Parsons tells the story with humor and clarity, making it accessible to everyone -- no legal background required! He also interweaves stories from the life of Paramhansa Yogananda, whose teachings are at the heart of the tale, and who underwent many similar challenges of his own during his lifetime.