New Arrivals

Freedom from our Fault Finding Nature

Most of us will agree that life is as we make it. But do we consider how we make our lives? Do we spend our days criticizing and finding fault in others? If so, how does this tendency affect us? What far-reaching and enduring effect does it have on the lives of those we criticize? In the modern world, the internet and social media have become a favorite outlet for the faultfinding tendency. This has contributed to the destruction of love and fellow-feeling among families, cultures, and countries. The faultfinding tendency is a double-edged sword: Often camouflaged as “just telling the truth” or “frankness,” it is a weapon that often injures both the wielder and the victim.
In this helpful and enlightening little booklet, dedicated to the Yogavatar of Love, Paramahamsa Yoganandaji, the great Kriya Yoga master Paramahamsa Prajnananandaji explains the negative effects of faultfinding and offers practical insight into overcoming this destructive tendency. He shows us why happiness will elude us until we eradicate it from our lives.


Paramahamsa Hariharananda - Journey to the West : 40th Anniversary Souvenir 1974-2014

This commemorative travel journal spans four decades of Kriya Yoga in the West with stories and photos from Paramahamsa Hariharananda's beautiful life as a supreme yogi and God-realized saint. It begins with his auspicious 1974 decision to depart India and spread the original, rare practice of simple meditative techniques. Private accounts from his most devoted disciples are colorful and touching, along with newspaper accounts of Gurudev's mission to bring Self-realization to the masses. His radiant, all-accomplishing, divine personality bursts through in these pages like a sunrise. Love and compassion, the belief that work is worship, is the beautiful living legacy of our Beloved Guruji Paramahamsa Prajnanananda, spiritual head of Kriya Yoga International organizations, and many charities around the world. Please enjoy this Fortieth Anniversary Souvenir edition covering these special pioneering days of the one who blessed so many lives along his path. This book is offered at the holy lotus feet of all the masters in our sacred lineage of gurus.


Law of Karma

Over the past few decades, the word “karma” quietly made its way into the mainstream vernacular of modern Western culture. Once considered an Eastern concept, the karmic law is now generally accepted by both religious and non-religious masses as a universal and systematic law that automatically delivers the consequences of good or bad actions. Although the concept of karma is no longer foreign in the West, its intricate workings remain elusive.

Are there different kinds of karma? How do our actions create karma? How is karma carried to the next life? Can we be free from the bondage of karma? The fascinating subject of karma opens the door to an infinite number of unanswered questions. But take heart! In this rare and essential handbook, The Law of Karma, the Kriya Yoga master, Paramahamsa Prajnanananda, skillfully explains the often misunderstood inner workings of this dynamic law. He gives us the tools we need to break free from the karmic prison.


Rosary of Questions and Answers: Prashnottari of Acharya Shankara

This world has evolved in the hands of the marvelous men and women who have realized the Truth, lived it, and expounded it. One such person is Shri Adi Shankara, who centuries ago roamed the length and breadth of his beloved motherland, India. With a group of sincere devotees he propagated the message of Advaita Vedanta, the belief that the atman (the soul) and God are one. Although Acharya Shankara’s life on Earth was brief, his spiritual impact is enduring and unfathomable. A Rosary of Questions and Answers: the Prashnottari of Acharya Shankara is a series of fundamental questions about the nature and reality of life, questions that were posed to the master by some of his most devout devotees.
Times have changed; the world has changed, but the basic problems that plague every individual have remained the same. Given the uncertain and chaotic nature of our modern world, we must reflect upon these questions and answers so that we can understand the true purpose of our existence.
To enhance a seeker’s understanding, the revered Kriya Yoga master, Paramahamsa Prajnanananda, offers his enlightening and thought-provoking commentary in this spiritual masterpiece. His commentary penetrates the essence of Acharya Shankara’s teachings, revealing deep, subtle undertones that escape the ordinary human mind. His insight and compassionate approach towards the human condition strike the heart and soul of a reader, lifting the veil of limited understanding to expose a deeper reality.


Science of Kriya Yoga

“Kriya Yoga is a scientific technique. It is the easiest, quickest, simplest technique for God-realization.” These were the heartfelt words of Paramahamsa Hariharanandaji, the renowned Kriya Yoga master who tested and proved the effectiveness of this transformational technique for himself. He devoted his life to tirelessly propagating the message of Kriya Yoga for the advancement of a disillusioned humanity.

Hidden in the annals of time for centuries, the ancient practice of Kriya Yoga re-emerged when the mysterious yogi, Babaji Maharaji, initiated Shri Lahiri Mahashaya, a householder, into this sacred path. The deathless master instructed his disciple to initiate others into this God-given technique to help them evolve during this modern age. The beauty of Kriya Yoga is that anyone can practice it regardless of race, age, gender, or religion. Passed down through an unbroken lineage of God-realized masters, the timeless practice of Kriya Yoga is the key to finding lasting peace and happiness while sailing the turbulent seas of this world.


Path of Knowledge

Within ourselves, we all cry out for the freedom that comes from realizing the truth of our divine nature. Countless paths lead to this truth, but whichever path is chosen, the necessary qualities to tread it remain the same. Path of Knowledge: Talks on Acharya Shankara’s Tattva Bodha provides a clear and concise outline of what is required to achieve freedom and immortality. It illuminates the eternal message of achieving moksha — liberation in this life. Archarya Shankara’s original commentaries encapsulated the very essence of Vedantic thought and infused new life into a philosophy that had become misunderstood and stale. Vedanta is Truth, and Truth is beyond religion, culture, space, and time. Acharya Shankara’s teachings are for everyone, for any path, for any time.

Paramahamsa Prajnanananda’s commentary is profound and thought provoking as well as highly practical. We become keenly aware of Paramahamsaji’s love for Acharya Shankara as he gently takes us by the hand and guides us along the path of the venerable master’s thought, clearing obstacles along the way. This skillful step-by-step journey leads us to the coveted goal, realization of the Self, our true identity. Any seeker with a sincere desire to know the truth, who wants to take a courageous step towards freedom, will find the wisdom contained in this book invaluable.


Detach Attach - A Practical Guide For A Successful Yogic Life

Mention the word “yoga” to someone and images of flexible bodies will most likely flash in their minds. But is that what yoga really is? In this marvelous book based on the teachings of Swami Swatmarama Yogindra, the fifteenth century author of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, a classical text on yoga, we learn that a yogi is someone who has mastered the art of living. We discover that “yoga” is a small word for an immense state of being. How can we attain this state? In his commentary on Swami Swatmarama Yogindra’s work, Kriya Yoga master Paramahamsa Prajnananandaji explains that we can do this through the sincere practice of detachment from weaknesses and attachment to good qualities.

This book is a treasure for those seeking a way to bring practical spirituality into daily life. By following the great sage’s straightforward instructions, success on the spiritual path is surely within our reach. This simple, concise, and practical manual on yoga provides guidance and inspiration, and Paramahamsaji presents it in a way that is insightful and relevant.


My Gurus - Teachings of Avadhuta

People chase after many things searching for lasting happiness and contentment. Fame, wealth, power, possessions — all these are fleeting; hence, once attained, they leave us unsatisfied and unfulfilled. Where does lasting happiness lie?
Ages ago in ancient India a great king sat at the feet of Avadhuta, a naked sage, and asked that very question. He sensed that the incomparable sage had found the secret to attaining the happiness that he so desperately sought. “How did you achieve your knowledge? Who is your guru?” asked the eager king. When Avadhuta answered, the soul of the story began.
Paramahamsa Prajnanananda lovingly narrates the simple yet thought-provoking tale of Avadhuta and his twenty-four gurus. This tale helps us discover that the secret to true happiness is linked to our perception of the world. When viewed through the eyes of innocence and wonder, the entire world can become a magical classroom, abounding with teachers at every turn.


Humble Submission: Reflections on the Guru Paduka Stotram

No bond is more enduring, no love more everlasting, than the bond between the guru and the disciple. Under the guru’s omniscient guidance, a disciple travels swiftly and safely on the path of inner illumination. The “Guru Paduka Stotram” is a poignant and heartfelt hymn by Swami Bharati Krishna Tirtha, the former Shankaracharya of Puri and the sannyasa guru of the renowned Kriya Yoga master Paramahamsa Hariharananda. Within the pages of this book, Paramahamsa Hariharanandaji’s worthy disciple and successor, Paramahamsa Prajnanananda, discusses this hymn of adoration dedicated to the guru. The words of this hymn are captivating and inspiring, as it beautifully describes the role of the guru–preceptor in the lives of spiritual seekers. Indeed, the role of the guru in the life of a disciple is unparalleled. The master becomes both mother and father to a disciple, caretaker of his or her soul, so it is said that one without a guru is an orphan. To a disciple, nothing is more sacred than the master, and nothing is more precious than to humbly sit at the master’s feet; indeed, even the sandals that grace the guru’s feet are deemed holy. This commentary eloquently describes how the devotional practice of guru paduka, worshipping the sandals of the guru, is a beautiful way to strengthen one’s love and cultivate humility, two keystones for spiritual growth.


Path of Sadhana

What does it mean to do sadhana? How and where must it be done? Who is it for? What are the essential qualities that every sadhaka must have?

Many aspire to follow a spiritual path, but there are a select few who have the real desire to go much deeper in their practice. In this book, spiritual luminary Shri Rabinarayan Das Babaji reaches out to those who aspire to turn their total attention to the Divine as well as those who have already embarked on their journey but who perhaps are in need of a little direction.

In this book, the author takes a step-by-step approach to explaining the sadhana path, and does so with the fiery and perfectionist passion that he was so lovingly known for. In doing so, he underlines the nature and the importance of the guru–disciple relationship and why determination, strength, loyalty, and total surrender are essential on the part of the sadhaka.
Shri Rabinarayan Das Babaji (1930–2011) was one of the foremost disciples of Shri Shri Thakur Abhirama Paramahamsa Deva and the founder of Shri Abhiram Trust, Odisha.


Yoga Sutra of Sage Patanjali - Presented by Paramahamsa Prajnanananda (3 volume set with 195 DVDs)

Throughout history there has never been a more comprehensive and influential work on the philosophy and practice of yoga than the Yoga Sutra of Sage Patanjali. Indeed, Sage Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra has long been regarded as the primary authority on yoga disciplines and techniques for leading seekers to the direct experience of God. All branches of yoga find their origins in the great sutras of Sage Patanjali. Although some reference to yoga was made in earlier Upanishads, it is not until Sage Patanjali presented his reformatted compilation of aphorisms that we see yoga well organized into a system of practice.

The Yoga Sutra is divided into four padas (books): Samadhi Pada focuses on our ultimate goal, Sadhana Pada on the means or practice, Vibhuti Pada on the signs of progress and obstacles, and Kaivalya Pada on realization or liberation. This unparalleled work consists of 196 sutras (aphorisms). Sutras (meaning “threads” in Sanskrit) are terse statements containing the minimum language necessary to hold a chain of thoughts together. Traditionally, the sutras were passed verbally from teacher to student, with the teacher elaborating upon the deeper meaning of each sutra to the student. Now, in this brilliant and thought-provoking series of discourses, Paramahamsa Prajnanananda follows this tradition by delving into the deepest literary meaning of the original Sanskrit and its corresponding spiritual significance. His beautiful, simple, and effective method of teaching guides us through the entire text, offering profound guidance on leading a successful life of yoga. The Master provides one of the finest expositions on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra available today by elaborating extensively on the commentaries from Sage Vyasa Bhashya, the Yoga Vartika by Vijnana Bhikshu, and other great yogis, while sharing his own direct experience with yoga.

All 195 discourses were delivered during the Fifth Residential Brahmachari Training Course at Hariharananda Gurukulum in Odisha, India, from 2009 to 2010. A comprehensive series of these discourses (45 to 60 minutes each) are now available for study. They are available in a three-box-DVD set or by viewing online at


Mystical Torah: A Yogi's Perspective

Throughout the ages, countless millions have read and followed the teachings of the Torah. It is considered to be the word of God. The Torah influenced and inspired the three major Abrahamic religions that developed in the Middle East — Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Most notable among its teachings are the Ten Commandments, revealed to Moses by God eons ago, yet still considered the moral code for many today. One can only imagine the impact the Torah has had on the world. In the glimmering annals of sacred world scriptures, the Torah stands as significant. One can safely surmise that its long-lasting influence has been powerful.

As with all sacred texts, the Torah is often understood at only one level by the masses, when its words are taken literally. When describing the Torah, Paramahamsa Prajnanananda has said, “The Torah is a treasure trove of wisdom, but one must know how to extract its riches.” The Torah is a deep, vast ocean of Truth, meant to be dived into, not just admired from the shore. In The Mystical Torah:
A Yogi’s Perspective, we are given a glimpse of the hidden treasures found in the Torah’s depths. With remarkable insight and clarity, Paramahamsa Prajnanananda’s commentary breathes life into this ancient text, revealing its deep inner meaning, understood by only a few. The master takes us beyond the man-made boundaries of this most hallowed text so we can discover that its stories and teachings are beautiful representations of our own sacred journeys back to divinity.


Dancing with Death

What is death? Few in this world can answer with authority. Starting in childhood we consider death a terror, a fearful and foreboding sword that can sever us from all we love. Is it possible that our assumptions are wrong? Perhaps death is our friend, not our enemy. Instead of hiding or running from death, Paramahamsa Prajnanananda explains how we can gracefully dance with death. With incomparable insight, the God-realized master helps us see that both birth and death are joyful celebrations, and that death is not an end, just a footstep on the ultimate journey. Undoubtedly, Dancing with Death will empower us to take that step fearlessly.

“In this dance of life and death we all should learn how to dance to bring joy to both living and dying.”
– Paramahamsa Prajnanananda


Lord Jagannath: Through the Eyes of a Yogi

Within the hallowed confines of Puri, one of India’s most holy cities, stands the Jagannath Temple. This magnificent monument is dedicated to the Supreme Lord of the Universe, Shri Shri Jagannath Mahaprabhu. It is fitting that the temple is surrounded by myriad legends and mysteries, for it houses the greatest mystery of all — the formless form of the Divine, Lord Jagannath. Like a great and powerful magnet, the temple has attracted countless devotees and pilgrims throughout the centuries. In the words of Paramahamsa Prajnanananda, “For eons saints, sages, and devotees have come to Puri from different parts of the world searching for liberation, searching for a more evolved form of life. They come for a glimpse of Lord Jagannath.”

In this remarkable collection of fifty essays, Paramahamsa Prajnanananda offers the reader unique insight into the supreme reality of life: He offers the reader a glimpse of Lord Jagannath. Based on the teachings of his beloved Gurudev Paramahamsa Hariharananda, the master invites us to view one of India’s greatest mysteries through the clear, unobstructed lens of an omniscient and enlightened yogi.


Selected Essays

Selected Essays of Paramahamsa Hariharananda represents the heart and soul of this great Kriya Yoga master’s message, a message steeped in unconditional love and the oneness of all, a message that he lived every moment of his life. The teachings in this book emanate from his profound spiritual experience and unfathomable wisdom. Many were blessed to be in the presence of this modern-day sage while the deepest spiritual truths spontaneously flowed from him. His teachings took root in the hearts of countless seekers whose lives were transformed. During his lifetime, the beloved and revered master brought thousands of souls to the path of Kriya Yoga. Even today, years after his death, thousands are still drawn to the path by the eternal presence of his immense spiritual power.

This beautiful book is an opportunity for us to experience the breadth and depth of the divine teachings of Paramahamsa Hariharananda, a God-realized master. His sole purpose was to awaken others to Truth. From this collection of soul-stirring essays, we can learn from one who reached the pinnacle of realization, but remained among us to show us the way. While on this Earth, the master often told his disciples, “I am only here for you.” That great assurance and love lives on in his teachings.


Mahabharata: The Entrance to the Temple of the Gita

Paramahamsa Prajnanananda calls the Mahabharata the greatest spiritual book ever written. No other scripture captures the essence of Truth as completely and powerfully as this unparalleled masterwork. Within this work of infinite knowledge is found a rare and priceless jewel, the Bhagavad Gita. The Bhagavad Gita narrates a battle between cousins, the Pandavas and the Kauravas, which is the battle between good and evil, a battle that rages in the minds and hearts of all human beings.

Join the incomparable master Paramahamsa Prajnanananda as he leads us on a sacred journey to the temple door, the Bhagavad Gita, the soul of the Mahabharata. Through the master’s insightful commentary, we can acquire an intimate and in-depth understanding of the characters in this timeless epic and what they mean for our lives. This knowledge can inspire us to be victorious in our holy battles to reclaim the divine kingdom within. Like the Mahabharata, this commentary is one of a kind; it is an amazing, microscopic examination of our tendencies and desires and of the fallacy of the mind.


Who Are You? Talks on Dasha Shloki of Acharya Shankara

Centuries ago the legendary and gifted spiritual master Shri Adi Shankara left the world a priceless treasure: ten brief, powerful verses known as the Dasha Shloki. Shri Shankara, a spiritual genius, spontaneously spoke these gems of Truth as an eight-year-old child in response to a simple question put forth by his guru: “Who are you?” His inspiring answers can ignite the flame of knowledge within the minds of all sincere seekers, all those seeking to know who they really are. Shri Adi Shankara’s concise and incomparable teachings prove to the world that one need not say much to say it all.

As a result of his timeless devotional attunement to Shri Shankara, Paramahamsa Prajnanananda, a God-filled, realized master, is able to convey the heart and soul of Shri Shankara’s teachings with enlightening commentary. He helps us probe deeply into our souls to find the answer to life’s greatest mystery.


Ritambhara: The Philosophy of Living in Truth

Spiritual practice is an inward journey. A fathomless mine of spiritual wealth lies within the hearts of human beings. Those who worship Truth value what is within and what is without. The endeavor to reconcile the Spirit within and the matter without is a seeker’s perennial effort. Ingrained impressions are the greatest impediment to spiritual progress. Mankind is drawn into a dilemma believing that prana (life force) is the only ingredient of eternal creation. Matter and prana are two products of atma (consciousness absolute). The perception of non-Self is the only human sin. It hides Truth from us. Life after life, through the ages, we live in the world of the dead, deprived of eternal joy and beautiful Truth.

Ritambhara (The Philosophy of Living in Truth) by Acharya Bijoy Krishna is the harvest of the deepest spiritual practice. This book is a must for seekers of Truth. Using the logic of science, Acharya has delved deep and ripped open the mystery that shrouds Truth. Ritambhara is the fundamental science of spirituality. Truth is realized not by dogma or bigotry, but by logic and a scientific approach. “The Oneness of existence” is the conclusion in the Upanishads. By the science of centripetal and centrifugal evolution, the Oneness enjoys His divine play.


A Traveler on the Path of Truth

Swami Satyananda Giri walked gently on the Earth while he was here; yet his footprints remain deeply etched in the hearts of all who knew and loved him. As a young man, he was carefully molded by the powerful hands of his incomparable Master, Swami Shriyukteshwarji, who understood that he, along with his childhood friend Paramahamsa Yogananda (author of Autobiography of a Yogi), would play an integral role in the spiritual evolution of humankind.

Described by many as an “integration of Buddha and Shri Adi Shankara,” Swami Satyanandaji’s calm, detached manner and deep inner beauty attracted the company of such renowned beings as Mahatma Gandhi and Ramana Maharshi. No doubt as you read Paramahamsa Prajnanananda’s touching tribute to this great yogi, you too will soon discover that he has left his footprints in your heart.


Sanyal Mahashaya: A Life of Humility

No doubt Shri Lahiri Mahasaya, the omniscient Kriya Yoga master, perceived the divine destiny of his youthful student, young Bhupendranath Sanyal (Shri Sanyal Mahashaya), the youngest disciple to ever receive initiation from him. For deep within the heart of this youth a fire was ablaze, a fire that would illuminate his life and become an interminable torch on the sacred path of godhood.

Shri Sanyal Mahashaya was one of those rare beings who lived as he believed. The story of this esteemed master of the great Kriya Yoga lineage is a story of hope, encouragement, and inspiration for all. It is a story that says to us that one day we too will overcome the odds and reach the divine destination.


Flower Garland

In India, flower garlands are usually offered to God and the spiritual masters as a symbolic offering from the heart with love and devotion. Upon the seventy-fifth anniversary of Master Paramahamsa Hariharananda's renunciation of worldly life and his arrival in Puri, the author offers this collection of his beloved master's teachings to inspire others. Each reminiscence or story is a beautiful and precious flower of lover and wisdom given to disciples twice; first by the master in the instances described, and now by Paramahamsa Prajnananandaji for our ongoing spiritual development. 'The Flower Garland: Teachings of a Great Master' includes reminiscences of Paramahamsa Hariharananda's childhood, episodes of ashram life, and many tales of his travels and lectures given around the world. Filled with encouragement, humor, love, and practical wisdom, this book will inspire and teach countless spiritual seekers in years to come.


At Thy Feet

On June 11, 1938, a hot, steamy day in India, an extraordinary young Bengali man boarded a train to the holy city of Puri, Odisha, with a deep longing to fulfill his highest spiritual aspirations. Accompany this Kriya Yoga disciple on his journey of transformation from Rabindranath Bhattacharya, a brilliant and devoted seeker of Truth, to the highly realized, incomparable master, Paramahamsa Hariharananda.

'At Thy Feet: Paramahamsa Hariharananda in Puri' is a book unlike any other book written about the twentieth century Kriya master. With each turning page, you will discover Hariharananda's magnanimous heart and indomitable spirit through the loving words of Paramahamsa Prajnanananda, his closest and most beloved disciple.


Friendship: The Story of Two Loving Mothers

Paramahamsa Prajnananandaji lovingly narrates the sweet and awe-inspiring story of friendship and love between two truly remarkable and heroic women; one was his mother, and the other his aunt. It is a story that is told with implicit honesty, admiration, beauty, and love. It is a story that teaches us that true friendship is a most precious gift from God. In a world filled with selfishness and superficial relationships, Benguli and Shukuti, later known as Swami Gurupremanandaji and Swami Amritanandaji, found a rare treasure, a treasure that will remain with them forever.


Practical Guidance in Spiritual Life

Practical Guidance in Spiritual Life is a compilation of teachings by a great master of our time, Paramahamsa Hariharananda, who dedicated his life completely to helping seekers on their journey. His beautiful teachings and guidance are practical, simple, and self-motivating. They are universal and useful for all on the path. We hope this book will be useful for one and all on the path of spirituality.


East meets West

The journey of civilization, the passage of time, and the spread of commercialization have resulted in social lifestyle changes in the latter part of the nineteenth century. The West witnessed a great upsurge of materialism and downswing n human values such as love and compassion. To bring a balance in both the materialism of the West as well as the eternal human values of love, kindness,and compassion of the East, the enlightened spiritual masters of India brought their beautiful teachings to enrich human civilization and to seamlessly blend the spiritual with the material.


Path of Perfection

Life is the ultimate teacher. Who am I? Where am I going? This invaluable text reassures us that we are not alone, that walking the Path of Perfection is the journey home. This compilation of talks given at the Kriya Yoga Centre in Tattendorf, Austria was intended to help us along the spiritual path, reminding us that human life is a special gift from God. We can make life beautiful by living with love, service, and spiritual discipline. Written in a conversational style that approximates the feeling of listening directly to Paramahamsa Prajnanananda. The Path of Perfection is filled with captivating stories and vivid parables. Topics include living purposefully, developing positive behavior patterns, cultivating spirituality with joyful work, discovering what we truly need, communicating with skill, interacting lovingly with others, maintaining inner strength and determination, discriminating clearly in word and deed, and integrating head, heart, and hands.


Only Her Grace

Durga Saptashati, also known as the Chandi or Devi Mahatmya, is an ancient scripture with 700 verses that extol the power of the Divine Mother in battle. Paramahamsa Prajnanananda beautifully explains how the raging battles actually demonstrate the love of the Mother. In this three volume commentary, he describes the nurturing power of the Mother, marveling over how She simultaneously wakens the sleeping child, disciplines the restless one, and uplifts the one seeking liberation.


A Collection of Instructions on Kriya Yoga

A Collection of Instructions on Kriya Yoga is an explanation of the philosophy and practice of Kriya Yoga. It expresses the contemplative insights of a Kriya Yoga master of our time, who dedicated his life to practicing this meditation method for more than seven decades. This age-old science of meditation has been tested by sincere seekers around the globe. In the author's unique style, both metaphorical interpretations and practical instruction is elaborated.


Ocean of Divine Bliss: Complete Works (SB)

Who Am I?

From time immemorial, yogis have approached this essential question scientifically through intuition and experiment. The conclusion they reached was that the Creator and creation are one, and human beings can find their origin in this great cosmic play through love, service, and spiritual practice. Compassionate yogis then sought to impart this knowledge of Self for the liberation of all.

Paramamahamsa Hariharananda, affectionately known as Baba (father), is such a yogi, teacher, and true master in every sense of the word.

While on this earth, instruction with eloquence, kindness, and understanding for the unique challenges facing humanity today, ceaselessly poured forth from his lips and hands.

Throughout Paramahamsa Hariharananda's long life, a great body of work was delivered in formal lectures, talks to disciples, letters, articles, and books to help all true seekers to 'cross the worldly ocean.' These instructions cover all facets of life as he always emphasized 'all-round development' as the objective of spiritual practice. With compassion and objectivity, he helps us to return to our true nature and leads us to the supreme goal of being in God consciousness while living in the world.

By compiling these Complete Works, it is our sincere hope that Paramahamsa Hariharananda will continue to enlighten, inspire, and encourage those who search for God to discover that,

'I and He are One, and always have been One.'

The master's inspiring ten volume set of teachings will be released during the auspicious year of his centenary.


Shri Purushottama Rahasya:The Mysticism of Lord Jagannath

Among the countless books that have been written about Lord Jagannath there is sometimes one that stands apart from the rest. Shri Purushottama Rahasya: The Mysticism of Lord Jagannath is such a book. What makes this book unique is that the esteemed author, Baba Chaitanya Charan Das, provides the reader with a clear, comprehensive description of the concepts of Lord Jagannath, as described in the scriptures, and also simplifies some mysterious and difficult to comprehend aspects of the Lord and His residing place, Purushottama Kshestra, which will in turn enhance and strengthen reader’s devotion for the Lord.

Seekers following the path of Lord Jagannath will surely regard this book as an indispensable handbook, a priceless source of inspiration and guidance on the journey towards Truth and Love. However, do not be mistaken; Shri Purushottama Rahasya: The Mysticism of Lord Jagannath is not only for devotees of Lord Jagannath. Spiritual aspirants from all faiths and beliefs will benefit from the deep insights gained by reading this treasured book.