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To Know Your Self: The Essential Teachings

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Based on the principles of Integral Yoga--living a life that is easeful, peaceful and useful - this very readable book presents the essential teachings of Sri Swami Satchidananda. It is a practical, lucid guide to peaceful living. All aspects of life--physical, mental and spiritual--are covered. The presentation is light, lively and entertaining; the ideas, illuminating. A ...more
Paperback, Second Revised Edition, 308 pages
Published December 1st 2008 by Integral Yoga Publications (first published 1978)
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Daniel Prasetyo
Nov 28, 2012 Daniel Prasetyo rated it really liked it
There is some interesting idea about this book, Satchidananda not only a master of Indian spirituality, but this book show others of Swami's perspective, like quantum physics and biology, Christianity, and Buddhism, and the way he explain it was beautiful and humorous. I was so stuned by his knowledge of other fields. He use many of metaphors to explain his idea to make his listeners can undertand his point.

This book is divided into some part which contain some idea and Phillip Mandelkorn editin
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Nov 23, 2015 Tyler Hochstetler rated it really liked it
An eastern philosophical book that captures many valuable life truths. This book had a profound impact on my life. The author is highly recommended to all searching for answers to life's questions.
Mar 04, 2016 Frank rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Satchidananda's conception of God is childishly simplistic to the point of annoyance quite often, but there is some good material here
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H. H. Sri Swami Satchidananda (Sri Gurudev) born C. K. Ramaswamy Gounderis respected worldwide as one of the major pioneers of the interfaith movement and as one of the most respected Yoga Masters of our time. Sri Gurudev's teachings and spirit guide us toward a life of peace and to religious harmony among all people. Invited to come to the West in 1966, Sri Gurudev was quickly embraced by young A ...more
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“Doesn't the bible say "blessed are the pure in the heart, so they shall see God?" when?
Only when there is purity in the heart; a heart peaceful and free from egoism--the "I" and the "mine." Purity of heart and equanimity of mind are the very essence of Yoga.”
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