Paramhansa Yogananda's revelation of India's best-loved scripture brought an entirely fresh perspective. This present pocket edition?a "Gita junior"?highlights the verses themselves, being limited to them almost entirely. They appear in fluent, correct, and contemporary English, making this book a "must-have" for the modern spiritual aspirant. In the introduction to Chapter One, Swamiji explains that although the Gita is historical, it is not literal. Rather it is a deep spiritual allegory, woven upon a framework of history. The characters symbolize various psychological traits and latent states of consciousness that serve as essential reference points to develop the story. Each trait or aspect of consciousness plays an important role in the devotee's struggle to rise above worldly delusion and reclaim his true state of union with God. Though small in size, this edition of the Gita is pierced through with shafts of light from a towering spiritual figure?Yogananda as a modern-day Arjuna. With this volume, India's sacred scripture is at your fingertips for inspiration on your own daily battleground of life. About The Author: Swami Kriyananda , a direct disciple of the great master, Paramhansa Yogananda, is an internationally known author, lecturer, and composer. Widely recognized as one of the world's foremost authorities on meditation and yoga, he has taught these principles and techniques to hundreds of thousands of students around the world. In 1968, Kriyananda founded Ananda Village in Nevada City, California, dedicated to spreading the spirit of friendship, service, and community throughout the world. Ananda is recognized as one of the most successful intentional communities in the world; over 1,000 people reside in Ananda communities in the US, India, and Italy. The European retreat and community located in Assisi, Italy, also serves Ananda meditation groups in Europe, Croatia, and Russia.
Publisher : Ananda Sangha Publications (1 January 2007)