By Paramhansa Yogananda
Author note: ahead by way of Neale Donald Walsch
Paramhansa Yogananda was once despatched to the West via Jesus Christ himself to revive the unique Christian teachings between his fans. This booklet clarifies the center of Jesus' uncomplicated message, that one's real identification isn't really that of a sinner yet a baby of God indwelt by way of His divine presence.
Recently, The Da Vinci Code took the fictionalization of Christianity to dizzying new heights, precipitating a non secular drawback for thousands of believers all over the world. however the Da Vinci Code is barely the newest in what has develop into a near-constant wondering of long-cherished spiritual ideals. For years, our religion has been seriously shaken via a growing to be sequence of assaults, together with: the breakdown of church authority, the repeated discovery of historic texts that supposedly contradict long-held ideals, and the occasionally outlandish ancient analyses of Scripture by means of academics.
Together, those forces have helped create a non secular vacuum jam-packed with massive confusion and uncertainty concerning the precise teachings and meanings of Christ's existence. The emerging tide of different ideals proves that now, greater than ever, individuals are longing for a clear-minded, convincing, but uplifting figuring out of the lifestyles and teachings of Jesus Christ.
This galvanizing publication, featuring the lessons of Christ from the adventure and point of view of Paramhansa Yogananda, one of many maximum non secular masters of the 20 th century, ultimately deals the clean viewpoint on Christ's teachings for which the area has been ready. This publication supplies us a chance to appreciate and follow the Scriptures in a extra trustworthy manner than the other: by means of learning less than these saints who've communed at once, in deep ecstasy, with Christ and God.
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Yet the mind is not an extra entity that occupies the brain. ” We are not ghosts (or souls) in machines but unified mind-brain systems. Longing for a nonmaterial spiritual dimension, some people look to out-of-body extrasensory perception—to reports of people predicting the future, reading others’ minds, or discerning events at remote locations. Alas, no greedy—or charitable—psychic has been able to predict the outcome of a lottery jackpot or to make billions on the stock market. The search for a valid and reliable test of ESP has resulted in thousands of experiments.