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by Yogesh Lee (Book Reviews)

“God Is for Everyone” is soul nourishment for all who want to make God’s joy a higher, indeed, the highest priority in life. It is the ideal book for every earnest seeker of true values.

by Nayaswami Prakash (Book Reviews, Paramhansa Yogananda, Spiritual Development, Swami Kriyananda)

The sincere seeker, whatever his natural inclination, will find in “The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita” the essential teaching he needs to follow the path to God. That central teaching, Paramhansa Yogananda explained, unites all paths “even as subsidiary streams unite in a larger river.”

by Nayaswami Prakash (Book Reviews, Spiritual Development, Swami Kriyananda)

To this day I am profoundly grateful to Swami Kriyananda for so lucidly making available to all of us the essence of Paramhansa Yogananda’s teachings on Raja Yoga. If you I want to know God, these lessons lay out with crystal clarity how to achieve that goal.

by Nayaswami Prakash (Book Reviews, Directions and Trends, Spiritual Development)

Even as Asha never wavers in showing the heroism required of the spiritual seeker, so also does she show her profound faith that God Himself is always there, reaching down to lift up that seeker, to help him or her through whatever comes.

by Nayaswami Prakash (Book Reviews, Directions and Trends, Spiritual Practices)

Bharat invites us all to reconnect with the natural world and to share our connection with others. From a profound immersion in the natural world, the reader comes to the highest purpose of nature awareness—the experience of the still, joyful center of his own being.

by Nayaswami Prakash (Book Reviews, Spiritual Development, Swami Kriyananda)

Rightly understood, the search for the soul mate is a demanding and ultimately divinely rewarding path to freedom. The merging of twin souls leads finally to transcendence of their separate egos and a perfecting of their love in God.

by Nayaswami Prakash (Book Reviews)

Gyandev’s teaching style is a delight—conversational and informal, experiential, light-hearted and humorous, and designed to keep the reader on his toes, and actively practicing what he is learning.

by Nayaswami Prakash (Book Reviews)

Demystifying Patanjali is a book to treasure, meditate on, take into seclusion, and hold close to the very end of the spiritual journey.

by Nayaswami Prakash (Book Reviews)

Book Review: In Divine Friendship,
Letters of Counsel and Reflection from Swami Kriyananda
In Divine Friendship is a book to read slowly and meditatively. For of course these letters are addressed not only to individual seekers, asking help with individual questions and tests, but universally to all sincere seekers in need of answers to their deeper concerns. We who read Kriyananda’s letters, if we read humbly and receptively, can find answers to our own unasked questions, or can bring our deeper concerns into the light, and in doing so, strengthen our …

by Nayaswami Prakash (Book Reviews, Directions and Trends)

“A Fight for Religious Freedom” is all the more gripping for being a true story—the story of a small group of dedicated souls fighting for the right to serve their Guru and his mission, against seemingly impossible odds.

by Nayaswami Prakash (Book Reviews)

The reader is left at the end with the question, “Will you [the reader] learn to go beyond time and space, beyond ego, into true freedom and bliss?”

by Nayaswami Prakash (Book Reviews)

Generations of students have struggled with what Swami Kriyananda calls “the loss of focus on the familiar ethical and spiritual guidelines: truth, honor, and justice.”

by Nayaswami Prakash (Book Reviews, Sidebar, Spiritual Development)

May we all, as we read these sacred word, hear the Master’s voice speaking to us directly, within our own consciousness.

by Nayaswami Prakash (Book Reviews, Sidebar, Spiritualizing Daily Life)

In this book, Swami Kriyananda takes the lessons learned from a life spent in careful observation of himself and others, and extracts from them guidelines that can transform the life of anyone who will practice them faithfully and with an open heart.

by Nayaswami Prakash (Book Reviews, Sidebar, Spiritualizing Daily Life)

Those who undertake the spiritual life with serious intent come face to face with the principles of supportive leadership—in their own work, in their relations with friends and family, and ultimately in their own inner life.

by Nayaswami Prakash (Book Reviews, Sidebar)

Money is a form of energy. In learning to attract money, to use it rightly, we learn to attract energy, and to use energy rightly. In the process, we develop will power and concentration—essential attributes not only for success in the world but also on the spiritual path.

by Nayaswami Prakash (Book Reviews, Sidebar)

In “Revelations of Christ,” Swami Kriyananda’s presents the essence of Yogananda’s commentaries on the Bible in a way that leads the sincere but doubting Christian back to true faith, based on an understanding of his own religious tradition.

by Nayaswami Prakash (Book Reviews, Sidebar, Spiritual Development)

Swami Kriyananda’s comments take the inspiration and spiritual power of Yogananda’s interpretation, reach out to the unspoken questions of people everywhere, and provide not only answers but specific techniques to enable us as readers to experience for ourselves the truth behind these teachings.

by Nayaswami Savitri (Book Reviews, Sidebar)

The marriage relationship is usually the focal point of the greatest tests a person faces, whether it’s wanting a relationship but not having it, or being in a relationship that’s not working out.

by Tyagi Rambhakta (Book Reviews, Sidebar)

When I first read “Education for Life,” by Swami Kriyananda, I recognized the principles in this book as the “cure” for the ills of our society.

by Graham Waldon (Book Reviews, Sidebar)

Swami Kriyananda emphasizes that no sign is inherently more or less spiritual than any other.

by Nayaswami Nakin (Book Reviews)

Superconsciousness is the hidden mechanism at work behind intuition, spiritual and physical healing, and successful problem solving. Everyone has the potential to experience superconsciousness, but in most people it lies dormant.

by Devi Novak (Book Reviews)

The search for a meaningful concept of God begins by exploring the question: What is the goal of life?

by Clarity Magazine (Book Reviews, Spiritual Practices, Yoga and Science)

“Yoga Therapy for Over-coming Headaches” offers step-by-step guidance for banishing the hard to treat problem of headaches.

by Clarity Magazine (Book Reviews, Spiritualizing Daily Life)

This new cookbook by Blanche McCord is an excellent introduction to vegetarianism.

by Nancy Netri Mair (Book Reviews, Spiritualizing Daily Life)

Nancy Mair, co-author of Simply Vegetarian, has written a cookbook for people who regularly cook just for one or two people.

by Clarity Magazine (Book Reviews, Directions and Trends)

Change begins with the individual, not with grandiose theories that don’t take into account flesh and blood human beings.

by Clarity Magazine (Book Reviews, Spiritual Development)

Meditation Therapy™ offers a bold new approach to the healing process. Only when we change our energy patterns at the deepest levels of consciousness can there be lasting outward results.

by Clarity Magazine (Book Reviews, Spiritual Development)

Swami Kriyananda credits the deep insights expressed in his book to his guru, Paramhansa Yogananda.

by Clarity Magazine (Book Reviews, Directions and Trends)

A Place Called Ananda by Swami Kriyananda is the complete account of the events that led to the creation of Ananda.