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Is there a discernible scientific path to life's highest fulfilment? Is it possible to speed up human evolution? These are just a few topics covered in this third volume of collected talks and essays. ...more
Hardcover, 439 pages
Published September 1st 1997 by Self-Realization Fellowship Publishers
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Oct 23, 2008 rated it it was amazing
this book is amazing!!!! it simply talks to your soul, touches your heart and utilizes your mind. It is also a no-nonsesne spiritual guide. It is like the Nike motto... just do it!
Janet Perez
Jul 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have read all of Yogananada's books...ever since 1999 and the 3 volumes absolutely changed my life!!! A must read. ...more
Donna Quesada
Jun 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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This is part of an anthology of collected talks by the beloved Yogi, Paramahansa Yogananda, which includes, The Divine Romance, Man's Eternal Quest and Journey to Self-Realization. They are beyond review. They are what I keep in my own nightstand and what I open during times of trouble. They are what I travel with and what I share with others when authentic spiritual guidance is sought.

These timeless teachings are practical, but wholly genuine. Dear Paramahansa Yogananda is forthright, but lovi
Jan 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The insights of Paramahansa Yogananda are incomparable. They serve as the guiding star for those who recognize their significance. I recommend this book to everyone. Feeling lucky and honoured by getting opportunity to reading a book like this, First of all thanks to God, also i am thankful to my gurudevan too., Knowing the truth , which means i am on the path of self realization, my first Book in 2015.. :)
James Gallant
Jan 03, 2022 rated it it was amazing
The book really makes you think of how to better yourself as a human being living in this place called Earth. It offers so much inspiration and motivation to pursue your true path and to follow your heart. A book that is worth re-reading!
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Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The first time that I read this book was sometime in 2000 or 2001. It still retained its freshness and power when I "studied" it almost 19 years later. Of course, I shall be reading it again in future.

The English lawyer, courtier, philosopher, and essayist, Francis Bacon, had once said, "Age appears to be best in four things...", and one of the four things he identified was "old authors to read" [Apophthegms New and Old (1625) no. 97]. Paramahansa Yogananda is one of such authors. He is just not
Tanner Butterfield
Jun 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is really simple yet effective information that is esential to all seekers of eastern meditation, yoga and mysticism. But there are also western concepts as well. Yogananda recognized jesus and worshiped god as the emanation behind all souls. Pracitial tips like avoiding meat and drugs are key to mankinds developmens. Next to mohammad, yogananda was one of the greatest to ever live.
Jan 11, 2020 rated it did not like it
I like many books on Eastern spiritual/wisdom traditions like Buddhism and Taoism, but not this one. I'd recently watched a documentary on Yogananda, and this is the first book of his I tried to read. Maybe it wasn't the right one to start with, because I didn't make it through the first chapter. Read like a mad libs of Judeo-Christian terminology. ...more
Chirag Donga
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you have any doubts related to anything like life, science, relationship, health,spirituality, psychology etc. It will be solved by reading it. Really it's a divine knowledge. Such a great yogi he is. India is proud of you.... ...more
Mar 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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A simple and quick read which consolidates the best practices of the East and West on life's universal truths to achieve a life of abundant material riches through humble service. ...more
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Paramahansa Yogananda (Bengali: পরমহংস যোগানন্দ Pôromohôngsho Joganondo, Sanskrit: परमहंस योगानं‍द Paramahaṃsa Yogānaṃda), born Mukunda Lal Ghosh (Bengali: মুকুন্দ লাল ঘোষ Mukundo Lal Ghosh), was an Indian yogi and guru who introduced many westerners to the teachings of meditation and Kriya Yoga through his book, Autobiography of a Yogi .

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