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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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ISBN: 9781565892989
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Published: Crystal Clarity Publishers - January 15th, 2016

Veda is a young girl with a talent and passion for classical Indian dance, but a car accident leaves her learning to dance again from scratch with a prosthetic foot. The story of her resulting spiritual growth weaves an intricate web of love and support shared between family and friends, students and teachers. The entire novel is told through Veda’s own poetry, vivid and moving in its immediacy. This is a beautiful gem of a book, and exactly what young adult fiction needs as a balance to the current dystopian trends.
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A Time to Dance Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399257100
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - May 1st, 2014

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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Ask Asha: Heartfelt Answers to Everyday Dilemmas on the Spiritual Path Cover Image
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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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ISBN: 9781565892644
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Published: Crystal Clarity Publishers - March 16th, 2012

The subtitle says it well: this is a “thinking person’s” guide to writing. Good writing is not about memorizing rules, but about examining how the rules co-exist with actual usage “in the wild,” understanding how our brains process information, and considering how context and style decisions affect our choices. Pinker gives us tools for thinking about our writing in a conscious, careful way, and his own writing is enjoyable and clear, and exemplifies his advice.

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The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780670025855
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Published: Viking Books - September 30th, 2014

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
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - September 2nd, 2014

Why would God plant within us such a deep longing to be loved, not only impersonally by Him, but also personally by a single other, if He did not also intend to fulfill that desire? In this romantic novel, one of the great spiritual teachers of our time answers that question. This is the story of one soul's search for her eternal mate: God. And also the story of two divinely destined lovers—twin souls—who meet, separate, meet and separate again, in countless tumultuous, dramatic lifetimes. Never until now has the question of soul-mates been raised and answered with such a perfect blend of poetry, romance, and wisdom.

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Love Perfected, Life Divine Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781565892774
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Published: Crystal Clarity Publishers - January 7th, 2014

This book is like spiritual popcorn: after each story you tell yourself "just one more," until suddenly you realize you ate the whole bucket. Some of the stories are dramatic tales of life or death rescue situations, while some incidents are so small they would seem trivial if it weren't for the loving touch of God so clearly felt by the people involved. And that's what makes it all so sweet: God cares just as much about the little things as the big things. Though many stories were serious or moving, a large number of them also simply left me laughing. So delightful to see how we can get ourselves into such snarls, and then "Ding!" — the Divine just slips in such a perfectly elegant solution to it all. Truly wonderful.

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Loved and Protected: Stories of Miracles and Answered Prayers Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781565892750
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Published: Crystal Clarity Publishers - January 7th, 2014

If you're a yogi who hasn't yet renounced attachment to a good thriller, these are the books for you. Creative, intricate, high-tech, high-stakes adventures as seen from a higher level of consciousness. We need more fiction like this!

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Protectors Diaries (Vol. 2): The Six Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780989805216
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Published: Protectors Press - October 1st, 2013

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Protectors Diaries (Vol. 1): The Fifth Force Cover Image
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Published: Protectors Press - August 1st, 2011

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