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Not his best work by far.
on September 22, 2009
This is a perfect example why I'm not too keen on collected essay style works - they are typically cumbersome, poorly managed & arranged and bob and sway more than a roller coaster at Disney World. I love Paramahansa Yogananda, without any equivocation, I think he was as close to God as one can get and still be in body (same for Ammachi) but - this book of collected talks was as discursive as never I have seen from this Master. Usually when Sri Yogananda speaks through the pen, he has my rapt attention, I hang on every word. Not so with this book, in fact I even feel asleep during one sitting!!
Mind you this was not a bad book, it is just not what I have come to expect from my beloved Sri Yogananda. A word of caution: if you are new to Paramahansaji's works, this is not, in my opinion a good place to start. 3 stars today.