“You must not let your life run in the ordinary way; do something that nobody else has done, something that will dazzle the world. Show that God's creative principle works in you.”
“Live each moment completely and the future will take care of itself. Fully enjoy the wonder and beauty of each moment.”
“forget the past, for it is gone from your domain! forget the future, for it is beyond your reach! control the present! Live supremely well now! This is the way of the wise...”
“Kindness is the light that dissolves all walls between souls, families, and nations.”
“The body is literally manufactured and sustained by mind.”
“To work with God's happiness bubbling in the soul is to carry a portable paradise within you wherever you go.”
According to Paramhansa Yogananda – Edited by his disciple, Swami Kriyananda
Paramhansa Yogananda’s revelation of India’s best-loved scripture brought an entirely fresh perspective. This pocket edition—a Gita junior—highlights the verses themselves, being limited to them almost entirely.
This is the first opportunity to have Swami Kriyananda’s complete Bhagavad Gita, itself in Hindi.
Most of the verses (slokas) in this edition of the Bhagavad Gita have already appeared in Swamiji’s much larger book The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita Explained by Paramhansa Yogananda. However, some of the Gita verses were intentionally left out of the earlier publication. Swamiji’s omitted slokas include most of Chapter One, which he merely summarized, and the first ten verses of Chapter Two. The reason he left out these slokas was, as he describes in the preface to this pocket Gita, that the omitted verses “form, in themselves, an almost complete dissertation”.
Though small in size, this edition of the Gita is pierced through with shafts of light from a towering spiritual figure—Yogananda. With this volume, India’s sacred scripture is at your fingertips for inspiration on your own daily battleground of life.