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Footprints of the Master

Paramahamsa Hariharananda's life was one of love and service, completely dedicated to God and masters. Those who came in contact with him in various ways have experienced his boundless love and compassion, his immeasurable depth of wisdom, and his sincere devotion. His beautiful, God-intoxicated life always motivated people to follow the spiritual path.

The memories of his students who had the opportunity to be with him have been compiled in this book, and they reflect his beautiful teachings and reveal his love and kindness. They speak of a towering personality of the spiritual life, who lived among us in an unassuming way.


In Memoriam

Monks, yogacharyas, and disciples contributed letters and poems to commemorate the Mahasamadhi of the great Kriya Yoga Master, Paramahamsa Hariharananda. This small volume offers resounding evidence of the indelible mark Gurudev left in the hearts of so many.


Lahiri Mahasaya: Children's Book

The ancient technique of Kriya Yoga was rediscovered in the nineteenth century by Lahiri Mahasaya. A husband and father, he nonetheless led an exceptional spiritual life. After being inititated by Mahavatar Babaji, he was instructed by the deathless guru to return to family life and spread this simple and effective technique. One of his disciples, Swami Shriyukteshwarji, was the master of both Paramahamsa Yogananda and Paramahamsa Hariharananda, who spread Kriya Yoga to the West.


Ritambhara: The Philosophy of Living in Truth

Spiritual practice is an inward journey. A fathomless mine of spiritual wealth lies within the hearts of human beings. Those who worship Truth value what is within and what is without. The endeavor to reconcile the Spirit within and the matter without is a seeker’s perennial effort. Ingrained impressions are the greatest impediment to spiritual progress. Mankind is drawn into a dilemma believing that prana (life force) is the only ingredient of eternal creation. Matter and prana are two products of atma (consciousness absolute). The perception of non-Self is the only human sin. It hides Truth from us. Life after life, through the ages, we live in the world of the dead, deprived of eternal joy and beautiful Truth.

Ritambhara (The Philosophy of Living in Truth) by Acharya Bijoy Krishna is the harvest of the deepest spiritual practice. This book is a must for seekers of Truth. Using the logic of science, Acharya has delved deep and ripped open the mystery that shrouds Truth. Ritambhara is the fundamental science of spirituality. Truth is realized not by dogma or bigotry, but by logic and a scientific approach. “The Oneness of existence” is the conclusion in the Upanishads. By the science of centripetal and centrifugal evolution, the Oneness enjoys His divine play.


Shri Purushottama Rahasya:The Mysticism of Lord Jagannath

Among the countless books that have been written about Lord Jagannath there is sometimes one that stands apart from the rest. Shri Purushottama Rahasya: The Mysticism of Lord Jagannath is such a book. What makes this book unique is that the esteemed author, Baba Chaitanya Charan Das, provides the reader with a clear, comprehensive description of the concepts of Lord Jagannath, as described in the scriptures, and also simplifies some mysterious and difficult to comprehend aspects of the Lord and His residing place, Purushottama Kshestra, which will in turn enhance and strengthen reader’s devotion for the Lord.

Seekers following the path of Lord Jagannath will surely regard this book as an indispensable handbook, a priceless source of inspiration and guidance on the journey towards Truth and Love. However, do not be mistaken; Shri Purushottama Rahasya: The Mysticism of Lord Jagannath is not only for devotees of Lord Jagannath. Spiritual aspirants from all faiths and beliefs will benefit from the deep insights gained by reading this treasured book.


Invisible Hand

The Invisible Hand is the unusual account of how a stressed out driven entrepreneur has and out-of-the-blue spiritual experience which sets off a series of profound life-changing events. 50% of profits go to charity. For additional information, please visit www.the-invisiblehand.com


Yogananda Sanga

Swami Satyananda Giri was the childhood companion of Paramahamsa Yogananda (author of Autobiography of a Yogi). This book is a brief reflection of the friendship, love, and oneness of these two beautiful souls. Their childhood, youth, adolescence, and adulthood were spent in such close intimacy that reminiscence of only one without the other seems impossible.


Guru Prasad

This is a wonderful collection of eight songs, in honor of Gurudev, sung by Swami Atmavidyananda Giri. The songs includes:

1. Namami Sadgurum Shantam - Salutations to Guru
2. Agocharam Priyam Vadam - I Bow to Gurudev
3. Paramahamsa Hariharananda - Prostrations to the Kriya Master
4. Hai Prarthana Gurudev SE - Let this World Be Like Heaven
5. Guruvara Tumhi Bata Do - O Gurudev at Whose Feet Should I Take Refuge?
6. Jay Sadguru Devan Devavaram - Glory to Gurudev
7. Shri Gurumurti Chidananda Jyoti - Guru is Pure Consciousness
8. Arati Shri Sadguru Charanan Ki - Vesper to Gurudev

Music Composed by - Gregory Khabner
Sound and Production - Silas Mera


Autobiography of a Yogi

Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahamsa Yogananda - Unaltered Version

This is the first time that an authentic Hindu yogi has written his life story for a Western audience. Describing in vivid detail his many years of spiritual training under a Christlike master - Sri Yukteswar of Serampore, Bengal - Yogananda has here revealed a fascinating and little-known phase of modern India. The subtle but definite laws by which yogis perform miracles and attain complete self-mastery are explained with a scientific clarity.

There are colorful chapters on the author's visits to Mahatma Gandhi, Sir Jagadis Chandra Bose, and Rabindranath Tagore. The section dealing with Yogananda's Western experiences includes a chapter on his great friend, Luther Burbank, and an account of the author's pilgrimage to Bavaria in 1935 to meet Therese Neumann, the amazing Catholic stigmatist.

After establishing a high school with yoga training at Ranchi, India, Yogananda came to America in 1920 as the Indian delegate to the International Congress of Religious Liberals. He has lectured extensively in the United States and abroad, and is the founder of a Yoga Institute at Encinitas, California.

Yogananda is a graduate of Calcutta University; he writes not only with unforgettable sincerity but with an incisive wit.


Path of Sadhana

What does it mean to do sadhana? How and where must it be done? Who is it for? What are the essential qualities that every sadhaka must have?

Many aspire to follow a spiritual path, but there are a select few who have the real desire to go much deeper in their practice. In this book, spiritual luminary Shri Rabinarayan Das Babaji reaches out to those who aspire to turn their total attention to the Divine as well as those who have already embarked on their journey but who perhaps are in need of a little direction.

In this book, the author takes a step-by-step approach to explaining the sadhana path, and does so with the fiery and perfectionist passion that he was so lovingly known for. In doing so, he underlines the nature and the importance of the guru–disciple relationship and why determination, strength, loyalty, and total surrender are essential on the part of the sadhaka.
Shri Rabinarayan Das Babaji (1930–2011) was one of the foremost disciples of Shri Shri Thakur Abhirama Paramahamsa Deva and the founder of Shri Abhiram Trust, Odisha.


The Valiant Yoginis - Vol 1

The Valiant Yoginis series of books contain biographies of those brave Yoginis who attained the pinnacle of Self-Realization overcoming all inner and outer obstacles through sheer diligence, indomitable will, perseverance, courage and unwavering focus on the ultimate goal of human life. They faced many struggles, challenges, dilemmas, and made tough choices to tread the spiritual path by placing unwavering trust and faith in their chosen spiritual practice. They not only act as role models and beacons of hope for women on spiritual path, but their life stories also provide much longed-for companionship, inspiration, guidance, encouragement and support needed by female spiritual practitioners on their journey to Self-Realization.

***All the royalties from the sale of The Valiant Yoginis series of books will be used towards establishing a seclusion and solitary spiritual practice space for women, where they can undertake rigorous spiritual practice in a safe and conducive environment to attain Self-Realization.***


The Essence of the Gita

As with many of the world’s most significant scriptures, the Bhagavad Gita’s rich metaphorical gems have been misconstrued by the masses. The Bhagavad Gita stands alone in describing the human predicament — our erroneous identification with our bodies and minds that prevents us from recognizing our divine heritage. It teaches us the way out of this mortal dilemma, and it details the paths that lead to freedom and immortality. However, when reading the Gita, one can easily overlook the profound spiritual truths that are subtly cloaked in the retelling of the Mahabharata battle.

Swami Shriyukteshwarji loved the Bhagavad Gita and held its lofty teachings in the highest esteem. He also understood that to mine its underlying message, it must be read with two sets of eyes: the physical eyes and the eyes of the soul. Disheartened by the many commentaries on the Gita that barely skimmed its surface, Shriyukteshwarji felt compelled to write a book that would help seekers access its infinite depth. The original version of his book, the Gitar Tattva, was written in Bengali. Paramahamsa Prajnananandaji cherished it for years and was inspired to translate it into English so seekers around the world could benefit from its teachings. The Essence of the Gita will gently lift your mind from the mundane world to soar in the heights of the inner divine realms.