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.
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.
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.
Since ancient times scriptural wisdom has been the polestar of humankind. The message of the scriptures is universal; not meant for one particular race or nation, or even subject to space and time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This book commemorated the 15 year anniversary of the Mother Center in Homestead, Florida. Made up entirely of contributions from Kriyavans and Yogacharyas, this book is unique in its content and approach. Devotees of Gurudev Paramahamsa Hariharanandaji will cherish this souvenir which is a loving stroll through the garden Baba has created in our hearts.
Sacred Pilgrimage was organized in year 2011 as part of celebrating the 150th anniversary of Lahiri Mahasaya's initiation into Kriya Yoga.
Just think how it would be to wake up every morning feeling confident and secure, knowing that you have all the skills and talent to deal with whatever lies ahead. Wouldn't it be wonderful to fully live your life free from doubt, free from inhibition, free from imagined disasters, unafraid to joyfully open your mind and heart to others?
The word 'mother' is not just said with the lips, it is also said with the heart. The mother was our first link to a strange and unfamiliar world, and a constant source of tender care and compassion. No wonder that blessed word evokes such a sense of comfort and love in the heart of the listener. But where did the mother get her angelis qualities, and what is this mysterious concept known as motherhood? Is it simply a label bestowed on a woman who nurtures and raises children? Or is there more to this notion than meets the eye? Divine Motherhood is an enlightening and fascinating exploration into the multi-faceted, multi-dimensional concept of the divinity of motherhood.
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.
Shri Adi Shankara's time on Earth was brief, but his contribution to the world was immeasurable. A poet, philosopher, and reformer of India's age-old monastic order, he composed many of India's most renowned spiritual treasures. Among his most acclaimed Vedantic works, the Bhaja Govindam stands alone in its ability to rouse the reader from the illusory state of ordinary human consciousness. For this reason, it has also been called moha mudgara,'the hammer that crushes human delusion.” That its origin was nothing less than pure, divine compassion is undeniable. In the Bhaja Govindam, Shri Adi Shankara cuts through to the heart of the human dilemma. Reminding us that God is the only unchanging principle of permanent bliss and happiness, he implores us, “Love God, love God, love God, O fool!”
Who Am I?