Humor

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

If you're a fan of math, science, space, computers, cartoons, ridiculous speculations, or any combination thereof, you'll love this book. Randall Munroe was a roboticist for NASA before becoming a full-time cartoonist and creator of the hugely popular webcomic xkcd. His latest book is liberally sprinkled with cartoons providing illustrations, examples, and commentary on his hilarious attempts to provide realistic answers to completely unrealistic questions. He does the research and we enjoy the results. Have you ever wondered what would happen if we drained the Earth's oceans and put all the water on Mars? Or put a submarine in orbit? How about gathering together a mole (unit of measurement) of moles (small furry critters) in one place? Or pitching a baseball at 90% the speed of light? What If? is the most entertaining — not to mention safest — way to satisfy your curiosity. Do not skip the footnotes.

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What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780544272996
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - September 2nd, 2014