Ananda

It is beautifully appropriate that the profound Wisdom of Yogananda series should have a volume dedicated to his humor. Yogananda's deep spiritual teachings were always presented with a light-heartedness firmly rooted in the joy of God. This new collection contains not only selections from his original writings, but also many stories related by his disciple Swami Kriyananda, which let us see the Master's playful way of teaching, loving, and living.

Yogananda translated the classic definition of God given by Swami Shankarananda, Satchidananda, as "ever-existing, ever-conscious, ever-new joy." His perfect combination of wisdom and humor helps us connect to that source of Divine Joy within ourselves.

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The Man Who Refused Heaven: The Humor of Paramhansa Yogananda Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781565893115
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Published: Crystal Clarity Publishers - June 1st, 2017

This latest installment in the “Wisdom of Yogananda” series is the perfect prescription for giving your spiritual life or meditation practice a boost of inspiration. Yogananda’s trademark blend of practicality and idealism offers an achievable step forward, wherever you are in your journey. For those who don't already have a meditation practice, it includes a chapter of suggestions, including a full description of the Hong Sau technique, which Yogananda calls “one of India’s greatest gifts to the world.” Another nice feature is that, in addition to a regular index, there's a section at the back listing all references to specific techniques, so you can jump straight to information about affirmations, intuition, overcoming particular bad qualities, etc. It works well as a reference book, as a “thought-for-the-day” book, or to simply read through and discover what speaks to you at the moment.
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How to Awaken Your True Potential: The Wisdom of Yogananda Cover Image
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Published: Crystal Clarity Publishers - January 15th, 2016

Touch of Light is a collection of essays originally published on the popular blog of the same title. Each chapter contains a jewel of wisdom and devotion based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, meant to speed the reader on their spiritual path. These inspiring meditations cover all aspects of life, including health, business, success, creativity, marriage, family, education, and spiritual development. The authors, who were close friends and students of Yogananda's disciple Swami Kriyananda and now act as Spiritual Directors of Ananda Sangha Worldwide, travel internationally sharing the teachings that have revolutionized their own lives, and those of many others. 

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Touch of Light: Living the Teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda Cover Image
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Published: Crystal Clarity Publishers - January 15th, 2016

Paramhansa Yogananda, one of the best-loved spiritual teachers of modern times, offers step-by-step guidance to help you awaken your true potential. You'll discover the untold power hidden within you, and learn the daily steps to live life with greater joy and meaning. Yogananda rouses you to awaken your true nature, beginning by looking at the habits that hold you back and how best to change them. This priceless handbook is drawn from courses and articles he wrote in the 1920s and 1930s, and most of the material is not published elsewhere.

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You don't need to be a kid to benefit from the fun activities in this interactive nature guide. Joseph Cornell's best-loved outdoor games, formerly published in the classics Sharing Nature with Children and Sharing the Joy of Nature, are now combined into one volume and expanded to include even more joyful activities. Divided into four sections which correspond to the four stages of "flow learning," the games are aimed to awaken enthusiasm, focus attention, offer direct experience, or share inspiration. Depending on what is needed for the group at what time and what place, choices include: Wild Animal Scramble, Predator-Prey, Sound Map, Caterpillar Walk, Folding Poem, A Letter to Myself, and much, much more. Cornell's love of the natural world comes through on every page, lifting the reader up, up…quite possibly out of one's chair and into a nearby forest or park. Discover what sparked a movement in the field of environmental education in this treasury of fifty-four activities, teaching tips, and nature philosophy. A great resource for teachers, parents, and anyone who wants to become more vibrantly alive, playful, and at one with the environment.

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By Joseph Cornell, Richard Louv (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781565892873
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Published: Crystal Clarity Publishers - June 15th, 2015

A spiritual life isn't only for the elite, saintly few, or for monastics cloistered away from the rest of the world. We all wrestle with the question of how to live a good, dharmic life, no matter where we are. And we can all find ways to support our spiritual lives even in the midst of our jobs, family responsibilities, and all the trials and tribulations of modern life. Indeed, every situation in life is given to us precisely for our spiritual growth. Asha Praver has spent 40 years as a spiritual counselor and a disciple of the great saint Paramhansa Yogananda, and is adept at turning every worldly problem towards a spiritual solution. This book is compiled from actual questions from people like you and me, along with Asha's wise and caring answers.
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ISBN: 9781565892903
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Published: Crystal Clarity Publishers - October 15th, 2014

This biography is an excellent companion (or “disciple,” if you will) to Autobiography of a Yogi. Like the AY, it flows between engaging storytelling and clearly explained yogic teachings, so you can learn about not only Paramhansa Yogananda’s life but the deeper meaning behind his life and ours. The complementary perspective (3rd person vs. 1st person) greatly rounds out our understanding of the Master and his impact on the world. Swami Kriyananda writes from a lifetime’s experience of living his guru’s teachings and explaining them to others. No one else could have done this so clearly and beautifully. Truly a new classic!

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Paramhansa Yogananda: A Biography with Personal Reflections and Reminiscences Cover Image
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Published: Crystal Clarity Publishers - March 16th, 2012

As a teenager, Kamala Silva attended lectures given by the great spiritual master Paramhansa Yogananda. In her deeply moving story, now back in print, she shares her twenty-seven year journey as the Master's direct disciple. Included in this volume are many letters Yogananda had written to Kamala, early poems that later were published in Whispers from Eternity, and the story of how Yogananda was first inspired to create a new scripture: his revelatory commentaries on the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. For those who have wondered what it was like to know Yogananda, and how the Master would have acted in personal moments and great occasions alike, The Flawless Mirror offers rare insights.

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Published: Crystal Clarity Publishers - June 7th, 2014

Happiness is within, Kriyananda taught—a choice, a state of mind. It's up to us to cultivate this state, and one way is through a simple program of positive thinking and expansive living described in this book. "I suggest you take one thought at a time from the following pages," he wrote in the introduction. "Keep it before you throughout the day, as a reminder. Repeat it out loud, or mentally, letting it sink into your subconscious. And look for situations in your life to which you can apply it creatively." These short inspirational quotes are meant to guide the reader to a life of joy, emotional healing, inner freedom, self-acceptance, magnetic communication, success, peace, and prosperity. This treasury is small enough to slip into your backpack or purse, or to keep next to your bedside for a morning dose of wisdom.

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Finding Happiness: Day by Day Cover Image
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Published: Crystal Clarity Publishers - November 15th, 2014

Gyandev McCord, the director of Ananda Yoga, presents simple-yet-powerful keys to self-transformation through a unique yoga practice, integrating the inner workings of energy and consciousness. Beyond the purely physical, Spiritual Yoga is not just a workout; it's a "work-in," combining postures with energy-control techniques and meditation. You'll find user-friendly instructions for proper alignment in each pose, affirmations to reinforce the positive effects, sample routines for all levels, and valuable insights into customizing a practice to help you find the inner fulfillment you seek.

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Spiritual Yoga: Awakening to Higher Awareness Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781565892729
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Published: Crystal Clarity Publishers - February 7th, 2014

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