Currently reading- “God Talks with Arjuna: The Bhagavad Gita” translated and explained by Paramahansa Yogananda. This book presents the interpretation by . “The words of Lord Krishna to Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita,” writes Paramahansa Yogananda, “are at once a profound scripture the science of Yoga, union with. God Talks with Arjuna: The Bhagavad Gita is a posthumously published non- fiction book by the Indian yogi and guru Paramahansa Yogananda (–).

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There is nothing that brings immediate peace and calmness to my being then reading the Gita, Yogananda’s commentary brings that great writing alive by his explanations of Indian Culture and the Yoga Sutras.

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This entails consciously maintaining calmness. This book presents the interpretation by Paramahansa Yogananda of an ageless Hindu teaching much like the Christian Bible. The mysteries that veil the Infinite Spirit will be revealed to all sincere devotees of the Lord.

Feb 17, Rama rated it it was amazing Qith The true kriya-yoga way life-force control of divine realization is to ascend by leading the ego, mind and life force through the same spinal channel that was used by the soul originally descended into the body Gita 6.

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Interpreting the Gita is a feat of great scholarship. This is best ever commentry of Bhagwad Geeta. The astral; body is made of 19 elements; ego, mind, intelligence, feeling, etc. Yogananda combines his native disposition as an East Indian spiritual disciple with his knowledge of Western Judeo-Christian religious understanding.

By quieting the heart through practice of kriya-yoga pranayama, the yogi disconnects his mind from his senses and breath. Yoga philosophy teaches the technique to free ourselves from the threefold human affliction. Nature, with her infinite variety and inexorable laws, is an evolute of the Singular Reality through a cosmic delusion: Karma yoga, the path of good actions; bhakti yoga, that path of unfailing deep devotion; Jnana yoga, the path of knowledge and wisdom; and raja yoga, especially the kriya-yoga is the quintessence of all yogas favored by royal sages and great yogis in ancient India.


Thus does the Gita exhort the seeker to right action— physical, mental, and spiritual—toward this goal.

Retrieved December 10, May 15, Aashish rated it it was amazing. It helps view the whole Kurukshthra battle in a totally different angle. Yogananda shows how all the various teachings of Yoga — from Samkhya and Patanjali ‘s ashtanga yoga to karma, bhakti, jnana, and advaita — are embedded in the Gita in often cryptic ways. Pratta advanced disciple who had met him in and worked with him on his books and other writings at various times for a period of more than twenty-five years.

If Apple Books doesn’t open, click the Books app in your Dock. By practice of yoga, a devotee can free the coverings of all three bodies before his soul commingles with the Supreme Spirit Gita The first chapter which is the biggest in the book, sets the context about each important character in the Mahabharatha and how it Metaphysically relates to our own body and life.

The path advocated by Sri Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita is the moderate, medium, golden path, both for the busy man witth the world and for the highest spiritual aspirant. It also h The book is a master piece.

God Talks with Arjuna: The Bhagavad Gita

Publishers Weekly ‘ s review of the two-volume work stated that Yogananda’s commentary “penetrates to the heart of the Bhagavad Gita to reveal the deep spiritual and psychological truths lying at the heart of this great Hindu text. History, Interpretations and Philosophy”.

The right action, non-attachment to the material things in life and its sense pleasures, one can find union with the Supreme Cosmic Being by the highest yoga of pranayama meditation learned by an enlightened guru.

Jan 14, Robert rated it it was amazing. Paramahansa Yogananda has unlocked the hidden psychospiritual meanings of this ancient text through his years of spiritual study with his lineage of gurus and his insightful meditative wisdom.

Excerpts from God Talks with Arjuna: There is so much in this book you need at least a couple of months to really read and understand it thoroughly, but it is well worth the effort.


Vedanta describes this infinite Spirit, Oneness with the Absolute, beyond the domain of all activities, dissolving all illusions of Maya to enjoy the Eternal Bliss, the Brahman.

The advent of Self knowledge through renunciation of all actions as outlined in the Sankhya philosophy and the consummation of all actions after attaining this realization as talkx in Vedanta, both have to do with complex nature of action.

The Bhagavad Gita by Paramahansa Yogananda. The main theme throughout the Gita is that one should be an adherent of sannyasaa renouncer of this egoity ingrained through avidyaignorance, within the physical self of man.

The best choice for anyone looking to get the true meaning out of the Git [In case this gets combined with other editions of the Bhagavad Gita on Goodreads, I’m specifically referring to “The Tlaks Gita According to Paramhansa Yogananda.

Herein lies Yogananda’s most beautiful gift. Great book but hard to get through. Just as a dreamer differentiates his one consciousness into many dream beings in a dream world, so God, the Cosmic Dreamer, has separated His consciousness into all the cosmic manifestations, with souls individualized from His own One Being endowed with the egoity to dream their personalized existences within the Nature-ordained drama of the Universal Dream.

There is so much in this book you need at least a couple of months to really read and unders Paramahansa Yogananda was without tzlks doubt the most enlightened being who lived in the twentieth century.

Want to Read saving…. The triple qualities of nature three gunas produces man’s three bodies; physical, astral, and spiritual; arjjuna physical body consist talis 16 gross elements, carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, etc.