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Finding the Joy Within You

Personal Counsel for God-Centered Living

Author:
Sri Daya Mata
Format:
Hardback
Product Code:
1813
ISBN:
978-0-87612-288-4
Language:
English
Availability:
Available
Price:

$22.00

Finding the Joy Within You is a compassionate and deeply encouraging book — that speaks to all who long to know that God is real, that He is near to us at all times, and that we can live every day of our lives in intimate communion with Him.

Description

In this collection of talks, informal counsel, and personal reminiscences, Sri Daya Mata shares the guidance and inspiration she received as a close disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda, one of the preeminent spiritual figures of our time and author of the widely acclaimed Autobiography of a Yogi.

During her more than twenty years of day-to-day association with the great teacher, he lovingly guided her along the path of spiritual discipline to that ultimate goal sought by truth-seekers throughout the ages: direct personal experience of God. This anthology conveys the in-depth guidance she absorbed during those transforming years — the practices and principles that lead to realization of the infinite love and joy that are hidden within every human being, just waiting to be discovered.

Amid the pressures of the modern world, it is sometimes difficult to think of such a goal as attainable, or even approachable. Finding the Joy Within You offers compelling testimony to the contrary, showing how anyone — regardless of outer circumstances — can learn to live in the continual joy and security of a God-centered life.

Topics include:
• Learning to love unconditionally
• The basis of emotional maturity and true self-esteem
• How to free yourself from tension
• Strengthening the power of the mind
• The spiritual guidance of children
• Experiencing the presence of God through meditation

About the author

Sri Daya Mata (1914-2010) was one of the foremost disciples of Paramahansa Yogananda. A true "Mother of Compassion," as her name signifies, she inspired those of all faiths and from all walks of life with the wisdom and great love of God conveyed through her talks, writings, and recordings. She met Paramahansaji in 1931 when he lectured in her hometown of Salt Lake City, Utah; and entered his ashram as a renunciant shortly thereafter. During the more than twenty years that she was privileged to receive Paramahansaji’s spiritual guidance and instruction, he personally prepared her to carry on his worldwide work after his passing. As president and spiritual head of Self-Realization Fellowship/Yogoda Satsanga Society of India for more than fifty-five years (from 1955 until her passing in 2010), she was a guiding force of inspiration, wisdom, and compassion for SRF/YSS monastics and members worldwide.

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