Editorial Reviews. About the Author. (From the Preface to Autobiography of a Yogi by W.Y. Evans-Wentz, M.A., , , Jesus College, Oxford: Author and . He was a disciple of Lahiri Mahasaya of Varanasi and a member of the Giri branch of This item:The Holy Science by Swami Sri Yukteswar Paperback $ Am so smitten with Yukteswar having met him, as most do, through the autobiography of Yogananda. Now this is the only book Yukteswar wrote and he was.
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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This task is indeed a herculean one, but at Allahabad I was entrusted with the mission by a holy command. Some of them, though famous for their investigations in the realms of science and philos- ophy, do not recognize the essential unity in reli- Paramguru, literally, “guru beyond,” hence the guru of one’s guru.
Yukteswar was an educator, astronomer, a Jyotisha Vedic astrologera yogi, and a scholar of the Bhagavad Gita and the Bible. In this state man comprehends his Self as a fragment of the Universal Holy Spirit, and, aban- doning the vain idea of his separate existence, unifies himself with the Eternal Spirit; that is, becomes one and the same with God the Father. Through these seven centers or churches, the Ego or son of man passes toward the Divinity.
But not everyone can understand all of the verses of the Gita. Author profiles to be merged please. Thus 12, years, the sum total of all periods of these four Yugas, is the length of one of the Daiva Yugas or Electric Couple, two of which, that is, 24, years, make the electric cycle complete.
Man, thus compre- hending, abandons altogether the vain idea of the separate existence of his own Self and becomes unified with Him, the Eternal Spirit, God the Father. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. This method of calculation was prevalent in India till the reign of Raja Vikramaditya, when the Samvat era was introduced.
Sat, existence, is attained by realization of the permanency of the soul. When man raises himself above the idea of creation of this Darkness, Maya, and passes completely out of its influence, he becomes liberated from bondage and is placed in his real Self, the Eternal Spirit.
No doubt that he deserves that name. Sandhisthala— the place between higher and lower.
Mar 24, Joy-Ellen rated it it was amazing. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. This darkening power pro- duces Asmita or Egoism, the identification of Self with the material body, which is but the develop- ment of Atom, the particles of the universal force; and Abhinivesa or blind tenacity to the yu,teswar in the validity and ultimate worth of the material cre- ation.
I humbly suggested that there were men greater by far in intelligence than most of those then present, men living in distant parts of the world ykteswar Europe and America — professing different creeds, and igno- rant of the real significance of the Kumbha Mela. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Motivated by the energetic tendency of this love, man affectionately keeps company with those who destroy troubles, clear doubts, and afford peace to him, and hence avoids whatever produces the contrary result; he also studies scientifically the scriptures of divine personages.
What did I like about it? Life and death come under the control of the yogi who perseveres in the practice of Pranayama, In that way he saves his body from the premature decay that overtakes most men, and can remain as long as he wishes in his present physical form, thus having time to work out his karma in one body and to fulfill and so get rid of all the vari- ous desires of his heart. Apr 12, Joe Schirtzinger rated it it was amazing.
Man is then called Devata or Angel in the creation. Mar 31, George rated it it was amazing. All desires being fulfilled, and all miseries re- moved, the achievement of Paramartha the highest goal is made. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Jul 20, Tilak Bj Sarkar rated it it was amazing. Through Nature there is purification of dense matter the physical yukteewar ; through penance, puri- fication of the fine matter the subtle body ; through mantras, purification of the mind.
Then he passes into Tapoloka, the sphere of Kutastha Chaitanya. In the words of the bj sage, Sankaracharya: In Yogananda’s autobiography is a chapter in which Yukteswar makes a visit to his sishya and beloved sometime after the guru hiimself had left his physical body.
This is the only way through which man, being again baptized or absorbed in Spirit, can rise above the creation of Darkness and enter into Janaloka, the Kingdom of God; that is, the creation of Light.
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The book is divided into 4 Chapters: He becomes a Pravar- srri, an initiate. The first section of the book deals with Veda and the Gospel, and seeks to establish fundamental truths of creation and to describe the evolution and involution of the world.
In the state of baptism Bhakti Yoga, or Sural Sabda Yoga, xri of the Ego in the holy Sound man repents and withdraws his self from the external world of gross matters, Bhuloka, and enters into the internal one of fine matter, the Bhuvarloka. What is natural living? The material body of man has also seven vital places within it called Patalas. Together they are called Maya or the Lord’s veil of projection; each individual Anu is called Avidya, Ignorance.
The next in order is Tapoloka, the sphere of the Holy Spirit which is the Eternal Patience, as it remains forever undis- turbed by any limited idea. The sexual organ —the junction of important nerve extremities, particularly of the sympathetic and spinal nerves the principal nerves of the abdomen which, through their connection with the brain, are ca- pable of enlivening the whole system — is in a sense the root of the tree of life.
Indeed, Yukteswar’s math agrees with that set forth by the preceptor of the International Krishna Society in his works. As this sphere is above the com- prehension of anyone in the creation of Darkness, Maya, it is called Alakshya, the Incomprehensible.
When man under- stands even by way of inference the true nature of this creation, the true relation existing between this creation and himself; and when he further understands that he is completely blinded by the influence of Darkness, Maya, and that it is the bondage of Darkness alone which makes him forget his real Self and brings about all his suffer- ings, he naturally wishes to be relieved from all these evils.
And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness comprehends it not. It plugs a lot of gaps in our understanding of the supernatural!! Pub- lisher’s Note xin dual and finishes one electric cycle consisting of 12, years in an ascending arc and 12, years in a descending arc. Any advanced sincere seeker may be fortu- nate in having the Godlike company of some one of such personages, who may kindly stand to him as his Spiritual Preceptor, Sat-Guru, the Savior.
When man, cultivating the Divine Spirit or Omniscient Love within his heart, is able to withdraw this Jnanamaya Kosha, then the innermost sheath, Chitta, the Heart composed of four ideasbecomes manifest.
This book draws parallels but seemed fairly high level, which was fine.
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Maharloka, the place of Magnet Atomis the Brahynarandhra or Dasamadwara, the door between two creations, material and spiritual.