This wisdom-filled volume of selections from the writings and lectures of Paramahansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi, provides a wealth of practical guidance and inspiration for all who are seeking greater spiritual harmony and balance. Filled with even more encouraging and powerful insights than before, this expanded edition of Where There Is Light brings the illumination of spiritual insight to bear on the many challenges of everyday living – awakening a renewed awareness of the infinite potentials hidden within each one of us.
This engaging anthology contains wisdom nuggets from Sri Yogananda’s teachings that inspire and illuminate. Here are some samples:
“Creative thinking is the best antidote for moods. Moods get their grip on your consciousness when you are in a negative or passive state of mind.”
“The mind may tell you that you cannot free yourself from a particular habit; but habits are nothing but repetitions of your own thoughts, and these you have the capacity to change.”
“Life is entertaining when we do not take it too seriously. A good laugh is an excellent remedy for human ills.”
Paramahansa Yogananda (1893–1952) is widely regarded as one of the preeminent spiritual figures of our time. Born in northern India, he came to the United States in 1920, where for more than thirty years he taught India’s ancient philosophy and science of yoga meditation and the art of balanced spiritual living. The first great master of Yoga to live and teach in the West for an extended period of time, he traveled and lectured extensively throughout North America and abroad, speaking to capacity audiences in major cities and revealing the underlying unity of the world’s great religions. He has inspired millions through his acclaimed life story, Autobiography of a Yogi, his groundbreaking commentaries on the scriptures of East and West, and his numerous other books. Paramahansa Yogananda’s spiritual and humanitarian work continues to be carried on today by Self-Realization Fellowship, the international society he founded in 1920 to disseminate his teachings worldwide.
“Often, the most useful spiritual works are not weighty, dogmatic tomes, but light, graceful books, thin volumes made up of thoughts and parables and inspirations. The best of these practice what they preach. Simplicity. That certainly applies to Where There Is Light.”
— New Age Journal
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Reviewed by Dr. Latha Rajashekhar firstname.lastname@example.org
Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda happens to be the world’s saint par excellence, a great visionary and a renowned spiritual thinker; who got universal recognition, fame and popularity. Through his organization Yogoda Satsanga Society of India (YSS), he introduced to the west the ancient science of Raja yoga; not only that, he became the golden bridge between the east and west and performed the task with great dexterity. He helped everyone to find the love, peace and bliss within oneself and upheld the fundamental unity of all religions. The revered Guruji dedicated his whole life for the service of the people of all sects. It is this spiritual legacy of the great Guru, which is the fountain of inspiration to the millions of truth seekers all over the globe and the guiding star of the spiritual path and hope.
‘Belakiruvede’ (Where There Is Light) is one such collection which has got the essence of the life, teachings and lectures of this great master. This unique volume is an inspirational guide for those who want to have a balanced life and spiritual harmony. In addition, this book is a simple and beautiful handbook which helps to awaken the spiritual conscience to face contemporary problems and challenges of daily life.
The important subjects narrated here are: to gain wisdom and strength that determines your life; finding solutions for mental stress, worry and fear; transforming our failures to success; getting the security in the uncertain situations of the world; perfecting human relationships; increasing the power of affirmation and prayers; understanding death and cultivating a personal relationship with God.
Narration of the subject here is very intimate and heart touching and succeeds in capturing the minds of the readers. The translation to Kannada from the original (English) is absolutely superb and makes us to feel as though this is an original Kannada volume! As such, the work ‘Belakiruvede’ is sure to win the hearts and minds of the Kannadigas. In total, this book ‘Belakiruvede’ is just the right key for a successful life and is a treasure of knowledge that contains hundreds of wisdom nuggets from the great guru Sri Sri Paramahansa Yoganandaji and is a guiding light to mankind.
Author: Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda
Publisher: Yogoda Satsanga Society of India
Pages: 262; Price: Rs 125