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Book: The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

This book is referenced in Paramahansa Yogananda’s book, God Talks with Arjuna: The Bhagavad Gita. It is extremely interesting to me to see that the teachings of the ancient rishis of India and the findings of modern quantum physicists are in perfect accord. Talbot makes the new science easy to understand and skillfully places it beside ancient philosophy in a way that I found enlightening.

From Library Journal

Author Talbot writes that “. . . there is evidence to suggest that our world and everything in it. . . are also only ghostly images, projections from a level of reality so beyond our own it is literally beyond both space and time.” Hence, the title of his book. Beginning with the work of physicist David Bohm and neurophysiologist Karl Pribram, both of whom independently arrived at holographic theories or models of the universe, Talbot explains in clear terms the theory and physics of holography and its application, both in science and in explanation of the paranormal and psychic. His theory of reality accommodates this latest thinking in physics as well as many unresolved mind-body questions. This well-written and fascinating study is recommended for science collections.
– Hilary D. Burton, Lawrence Livermore National Lab., Livermore, Cal

Book: God Talks with Arjuna: The Bhagavad Gita by Paramahansa Yogananda

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

This is the most powerful book I have ever read. I have read it cover to cover at least 5 times since its first publication and find each time that it sheds new light and wisdom upon the deepest mysteries of Self Realization. It is a book to be read slowly, to be pondered, to study and to ingest on the deepest level. In my view, this is Yogananda’s greatest work. It is more than a book, it is a transformative experience at the feet of a very great master.

Autobiography of a Yogi – Paramahansa Yogananda

Friday, November 6th, 2009

Autobiography of a Yogi is at once a beautifully written account of an exceptional life and a profound introduction to the ancient science of Yoga and its time-honored tradition of meditation. This acclaimed autobiography presents a fascinating portrait of one of the great spiritual figures of our time. With engaging candor, eloquence, and wit, Paramahansa Yogananda tells the inspiring chronicle of his life: the experiences of his remarkable childhood, encounter with many saints and sages during his youthful search throughout India for an illumined teacher, ten years of training in the hermitage of a revered yoga master, and the thirty years that he lived and taught in America.

Also recorded here are his meetings with Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore, Luther Burbank, the Catholic stigmatist Therese Neumann, and other celebrated spiritual personalities of East and West. The author clearly explains the subtle but definite laws behind both the ordinary events of everyday life and the extraordinary events commonly termed miracles. His absorbing life story becomes the background for a penetrating and unforgettable look at the ultimate mysteries of human existence.

Selected as “One of the 100 Best Spiritual Books of the Twentieth Century,” Autobiography of a Yogi has been translated into 20 languages, and is regarded worldwide as a classic of religious literature. Several million copies have been sold, and it continues to appear on best-seller lists after more than sixty consecutive years in print. Profoundly inspiring, it is at the same time vastly entertaining, warmly humorous and filled with extraordinary personages. Self-Realization Fellowship’s editions, and none others, include extensive material added by the author after the first edition was published, including a final chapter on the closing years of his life.

A bonus audio CD is included with print book, featuring the first four chapters of the full audio-book (also available from Self-Realization Fellowship), as narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Sir Ben Kingsley.

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Paramhansa Yogananda “The Eyes of a Master”

Friday, November 6th, 2009

This is a slide show of pictures of Paramahansa Yogananda. The accompanying music is by Swami Kriyananda, of the Ananda Sangha group. Ananda is not associated with Self Realization Fellowship which was the official worldwide organization started by Yogananda to disseminate his teachings, but was started instead by Kriyananda, a direct disciple of Yogananda’s who left the original organization. They have created many beautiful tributes and works honoring Paramahansa Yogananda, and this video is a wonderful example. If you watch the great master’s face in these slides and listen to this excellent music you will feel the blessing of Yogananda’s presence.