There are just normal books and then are those books which not only touches your heart but also your mind & spirit.
I too came across one book which has shaken me to the core. After listenining grand reviews from my friends and serious book readers , I decided to pick this one. Believe me , it was one the best decisions of my life.
This book is an informative autobiography of Paramahansa Yogananda’s life as accounted by him. This book shares the experience of Yogananda Paramhansa and his life, learnings, spirituality and many other facets which we generally not talk about since we in constantly confused and look for authentic source which can satisfy our queries.
If you are little spiritual person you will relate and enjoy this book to the core. This book is not just a simple read , it’s very heavy and will take lot of time to grasp and absorb the teachings and learnings. This book inspires you to take steps towards your own spiritual path. He introduces Kriya Yoga which gives us the roadmap for cosmic awareness with regular practice & devotion.
Some quotes from the book worth mentioning:
“The power of unfulfilled desires is the root of all man’s slavery”
“Seeds of past karma cannot germinate if they are roasted in the fires of divine wisdom.”
“The deeper the Self-realization of a man, the more he influences the whole universe by his subtle spiritual vibrations, and the less he himself is affected by the phenomenal flux.”
“Ordinary love is selfish, darkly rooted in desires and satisfactions. Divine love is without condition, without boundary, without change. The flux of the human heart is gone forever at the transfixing touch of pure love.”
“The ancient rishis discovered these laws of sound alliance between nature and man. Because nature is an objectification of Aum, the Primal Sound or Vibratory Word, man can obtain control over all natural manifestations through the use of certain mantras or chants.”
“Wisdom is the greatest cleanser”.
“Good manners without sincerity are like a beautiful dead lady. Straightforwardness without civility is like a surgeon’s knife, effective but unpleasant. Candour with courtesy is helpful and admirable.”
“Anyone who practices a scientific technique for divine realization is a yogi”.
“Half minute of Kriya equals one year of natural spiritual unfoldment”.
“In ordinary schools the idealistic and hero-worshipping instincts of the young are starved on an exclusive diet of statistics and chronological eras”.
“Only a material body whose mass is infinite could equal the velocity of light”
“A siddha ( perfected being) has progressed from the state of a jivanmukta (freed while living) to that of a paramukta (supremely free- full power over death ); the latter has completely escaped from the mayic thralldom and its reincarnational round.the paramukta therefore seldom returns to a physical body.”
“There are many astral planets, teeming with astral beings. The inhabitants use astral planets or masses of light to travel from one planet to another, faster than electricity and radioactive energies”.
“Astral beings sustain themselves principally by cosmic light”.
“The cohesive force by which all three bodies are held together is desire.The power of unfulfilled desires is the root of all man’s slavery”.
“When a soul finally gets out of the three jars of bodily delusions it becomes one with the infinite without any loss of individuality.”
Book Rating :5/5
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