Exploring the Gita’s psychological, spiritual, and metaphysical depths, he reveals the innermost essence of this majestic scripture while presenting an enlightening and deeply encouraging guide to who we are, why we were created, and our place and purpose in the vast cosmic scheme of things.
“The words of Lord Krishna to Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita,” writes Paramahansa Yogananda, “are at once a profound scripture on the science of yoga, union with God, and a textbook for everyday living.”
The Great Battle of Life
Elucidating on the Gita’s primary metaphor of inner battle, Yoganandaji writes, “From the moment of conception to the surrender of the last breath, man has to fight in each incarnation innumerable battles: biological, hereditary, bacteriological, physiological, climatic, social, ethical, political, sociological, psychological, metaphysical — so many varieties of inner and outer conflicts. Competing for victory in every encounter are the forces of good and evil. The whole intent of the Gita is to align man’s efforts on the side of dharma, or righteousness. The ultimate aim is Self-realization, the realization of man’s true Self, the soul, as made in the image of God, one with the ever-existing, ever-conscious, ever-new bliss of Spirit.”
About the Author
Paramahansa Yogananda is an Indian yogi and guru whose best-selling spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi, has introduced millions of readers to the perennial wisdom of the East. He is now widely recognized as the Father of Yoga in the West. He founded Yogoda Satsanga Society of India in 1917, in Ranchi, and Self-Realization Fellowship in Los Angeles in 1920 for the dissemination of Kriya Yoga. His other works include God Talks with Arjuna: The Bhagavad Gita, The Second Coming of Christ: The Resurrection of the Christ Within You, THe Law of Success, How You Can Talk with God, Man's Eternal Quest, The Divine Romance, Inner Peace etc. All available on Amazon.in