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The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita - Paperback

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Rarely in a lifetime does a new spiritual classic appear that has the power to change people's lives and transform future generations. This is such a book.

The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita Explained by Paramhansa Yogananda shares the profound insights of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi, as remembered by one of his few remaining direct disciples, Swami Kriyananda.

This revelation of India's best-loved scripture approaches it from an entirely fresh perspective, showing its deep allegorical meaning and also its down-to-earth practicality. The themes presented are universal: how to achieve victory in life in union with the divine; how to prepare for life's "final exam," death, and what happens afterward; how to triumph over all pain and suffering.

This book is itself a triumph. Swami Kriyananda worked with Paramhansa Yogananda in 1950 while the Master completed his commentary. At that time Yogananda commissioned him to disseminate his teachings world-wide. Kriyananda has in his lifetime lectured, taught, and written eighty-five books based on Yogananda's teachings.

The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita, Kriyananda's eighty-sixth book, is the crowning achievement of his highly productive life. In this, his masterpiece, he declares, "Yogananda's insights into the Gita are the most amazing, thrilling, and helpful of any I have ever read."

Dimensions: 6" x 9"
Details: Paperback, 651 Pages
Author: Paramhansa Yogananda


"It is doubtful that there has been a more important spiritual writing in the past 50 years than this soul-stirring, monumental work. Through a mind blessed with special clarity, Swami Kriyananda has brought us his most vivid memories of the explanations by Paramhansa Yogananda of the Bhagavad Gita, allowing us to hear with greater vibrancy than ever before the Melodies of the Divine. At last the "Lord's Song" is not a mystery to our mind, but music to our ears! What a gift! What a treasure! My personal gratitude to Swami Kriyananda shall be everlasting."

—Neale Donald Walsch, author of Conversations with God

"The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita is a brilliant text that will greatly enhance the spiritual life of every reader."

—Caroline Myss, author of Anatomy of the Spirit and Sacred Contracts

"Swami Kryiyanada's book is a jewel that is perfect for newcomers to the power and depth of the Bhagavad Gita and for those who draw daily upon its wisdom. I hold this book in my heart as a blessing to all and recommend it to every individual who intends to use his/her life to create a world of harmony, cooperation, sharing, and reverence for Life."

—Gary Zukav, author of The Seat of the Soul and The Dancing Wu Li Masters

"This book is filled with deep wisdom and heartfelt counsel. It has the power to change your life."

—Bernie Siegel, M.D. author of 101 Exercises for the Soul and Love, Medicine and Miracles

"Swami Kriyananda is a man of wisdom and compassion in action, truly one of the leading lights in the spiritual world today. His work and life of selfless service are an inspiration to us all. By cogently sharing with us what his own master, the sage Yogananda, taught about how to integrate this ancient yet timeless wisdom into contemporary life, the light he sheds on the verses of the classic Bhagavad Gita will help illumine the way of awakening for many years to come. I heartily recommend this work to every seeker of God, truth, and sacred living, and have read it with great interest myself."

—Lama Surya Das, Dzogchen Center, author Awakening The Buddha Within: Eight Steps to Enlightenment and Letting Go Of The Person You Used To Be

"Swami Kriyananda's writes with the same spirit of compassion and intelligence displayed by his teacher, Paramhansa Yogananda. In this extraordinary book, he honor

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