It has been my privilege to meet one of the sages whose life history is herein narrated Sri Yukteswar Giri....It was at Puri, in Orissa, on the Bay of Bengal, that I encountered Sri Yukteswar. He was then the head of a quiet ashrama near the seashore there, and was chiefly occupied in the spiritual training of a group of youthful disciples....Sri Yukteswar was of gentle mien and voice, of pleasing presence, and worthy of the veneration that his followers spontaneously accorded to him. Every person who knew him, whether of his own community or not, held him in the highest esteem. I vividly recall his tall, straight, ascetic figure, robed in the saffron-colored garb of one who has renounced worldly quests, as he stood at the entrance of the hermitage to give me welcome. His hair was long and somewhat curly, and his face bearded. His body was muscularly firm, but slender and well-formed, and his step energetic....I am glad, indeed, to be able to record this testimony to the high character and holiness of Sri Yukteswar. Content to remain afar from the multitude, he gave himself unreservedly and in tranquility to that ideal life which Paramahansa Yogananda, his disciple, has now described for the ages.
This is the type of text that the spiritual seeker can take with him through life. It may seem inaccessible at first, only to gradually reveal its living depth, one step at a... Read morePublished 4 hours ago by J.D.
Okay for completists. Nothing new in this book, better off reading complete Collected Yogananda talks and essays for same info, but better written.Published 24 days ago by Jonny Sorensen
One of the best books I have ever read. Sri Yukteswar's love and light shine thorough his book. Buy it!Published 1 month ago by Peaches
I realize that this was 'written' by Sri Yukteswar, but it wasn't as impactful as I felt it should have been. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kat Starwolf
This book requires that you separate the wheat from the chaff. That there is wheat - this is true , but there is also an abundance of chaff. Read morePublished 2 months ago by John G. Pollard
This world is advancing. Advance with it! That is the beautiful message of Sri Yukteswar's "Holy Science." An intriguing look at the yogic science expressed in the Bible.Published 2 months ago by Douglas F. Couch