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Original Teachings of Swami Yoganandaji - Vol. 4 (Praecepta Step 7 - Lessons 148 to 182)

(1938 Original Edition)
Swami Yogananda
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Genre: Self-Improvement, Religion & Spirituality
Language: English
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Evidences of Praeceptas that it has came from Master Himself ! Swami Yogananda writes as fast as he receives them from the Infinite.

I am organizing a correspondence course here, exactly like ours.

Dick is working hard setting up the correspondence course of Praecepta Lessons like that in America. (1934)

Footnote of the same letter : (Paramhansaji writes about the correspondence course,” the mailing from Ranchi of the printed Yogoda Lessons, which he prepared with the assistance of Dick Wright when they were in India.)

Paramhansa Yogananda to Rajarshi Janakananda in the book (Rajarshi Janakananda- A great Western Yogi- letter of January 5, 1936)


Though CC (correspondence course) has not paid yet, it has immortalized the Lessons, which I would not have written without proper incentive. Even in the circle of saints, I hear highest praises about the Lessons, for systematizing the steps of realization so scattered and buried in Yoga books.

An immortal work has been done. Besides, all our members, and specially real seekers, who cannot come in touch with me personally (which is impossible to do; life is too short and distances too great) unanimously agree how well pleased they are with the Lessons.

I know from my experience in Europe and India that my Lessons are visible proof of the spreading of Lahiri Mahasaya’s teachings. Lectures evaporate from the minds of the many --– but written Lessons stand as permanent proof of the depths and practicality of a teaching. We should never abandon the system of Lessons; that’s the only way of keeping our people steadily going on in this path.

Those that are thirsty would come to me or drink from my written teachings impregnated from my soul’s perception.

Paramhansa Yogananda to Rajarshi Janakananda in the book (Rajarshi Janakananda- A great Western Yogi- letter of April 6, 1936)

The fortnightly instructions have started of on July 1, the actual date when we promised to send out Lessons. ---- This was one of my great wishes fulfilled.

Without a central teaching as foundation, no work can go on. We will immortalize the work in the Praecepta.

Paramhansa Yogananda to Rajarshi Janakananda in the book (Rajarshi Janakananda- A great Western Yogi- letter of July 12, 1936)


Here in this headquarters we find a number of efficient, selfless devotees who send out, each week, thousands of Praecepta to truth-seeking students all over the world.

These lessons are not an ordinary metaphysical "hash" between book reading and imaginary self-realization, but they are God-inspired, God dedicated truths which Swami Yogananda writes as fast as he receives them from the Infinite.

There are thousands of testimonials about these weekly Heaven-uplifting instructions. They are all spiritual techniques which can be put into practice for step-by-step development in attaining God through Self-Realization.

Source : Inner Culture Magazine March 1937 Vol.9-5
Part I - Praecepta Testimonials

About the Author

Paramhansa Yogananda was born as Mukund Lal Ghosh (also known as Swami Yogananda) in a Bengali Hindu family on January 5, 1893 in Gorakhpur, India. He showed signs of spiritual awareness even as a young child. His quest to find a great Guru to guide him in his spiritual path led him to Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri, who molded the young man who was to become a great spiritual force. After his college graduation in 1915, he took formal vows and was from that time on called Swami Yogananda Giri. Then in 1935, when he returned to India to visit his Guru, Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri bestowed upon him the title of "Paramhansa." The "supreme swan," of which this title is named after, is a mythological bird that can separate water from milk and drink the milk.

The book begins with his childhood and family life, then finding his Guru, becoming a monk and establishing his teachings of Kriya Yoga meditation. Yogananda's initial impact was truly impressive. But his lasting impact has been even greater. Yogananda's Autobiography of a Yogi, first published in 1946, helped launch a spiritual revolution throughout the world. His message was non-sectarian and universal. Yogananda's Guru, Swami Sri Yukteswar, sent him to the West with the admonition, "The West is high in material attainments, but lacking in spiritual understanding. It is God's will that you play a role in teaching mankind the value of balancing the material with an inner, spiritual life."

Yogananda brought clarity to hundreds of thousands of people regarding the ancient teachings of India - previously shrouded in the cultural assumptions and terminology of an era long past. He was the first yoga master of India to permanently live and teach in the West. Yogananda arrived in America in 1920, and travelled throughout the United States on what he called his 'spiritual campaigns' to teach the Science of Kriya Yoga.

The teachings of Yoganandaji centered on creating spiritual awareness in people. His lectures highlighted the importance of meditation, which leads the mind to liberation. Yoganandaji taught Kriya yoga, an ancient yoga system, to his followers, which He called the 'Jet-Airplane' route to God. Kriya yoga is an advanced pranayama technique, which revitalizes the life force in the brain and spine. Practicing Kriya yoga elevates the state of mind to achieve spiritual goals and feel oneness with Universe. He continued to lecture and write up to his passing (Maha-Samadhi) in 1952

Yoganandaji believed that all religions shared the same values. His lectures and writings made elaborate presentations on the unity of all religions. "The true basis of religion is not belief, but intuitive experience. Intuition is the soul's power of knowing God. To know what religion is really all about, one must know God." He further wrote that "Self- Realization is the knowing in all parts of body, mind, and soul that you are now in possession of the kingdom of God; that you do not have to pray that it come to you; that God's omnipresence is your omnipresence; and that all that you need to do is improve your knowing."

His association with nineteenth-century's Great Masters Lahiri Mahasaya and Mahavatar Babaji, who had prophesized the writing of this book and as well as how he travels across America lecturing and establishing his teachings in Los Angeles, California. Autobiography of a Yogi is an introduction to the methods of attaining God-realization and emphasizes the value of Kriya Yoga and a life of self-respect, calmness, determination, simple diet and regular exercise. It has been in print for the last seventy years and has been translated into over forty languages. It has been highly acclaimed as a spiritual classic and is designated as one of the 100 Most Important Spiritual Books of the 20th Century.

With soul-satisfying consciousness and endearing wit, he lightens the hidden secrets of life and the world opening our hearts and minds to the happiness, splendour and limitless spiritual capacities that last in the lives of every human being.

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Number of Pages: 283
Dimensions: A4
Interior Pages: B&W
Binding: Hard Cover (Case Binding)
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