This award-winning work brings to light the deeper truth and beauty of a well-loved but long-misunderstood masterpiece—The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. With an in-depth commentary on every quatrain, Paramahansa Yogananda reveals the profound kinship between the Rubaiyat’s hidden metaphysical philosophy and India’s ancient science of yoga.
* Fifty original full-color illustrations
* Edward FitzGerald’s English translation
* The Persian text of the poem
* Paramahansa Yogananda’s complete commentaries
About the author
(1893–1952) is widely regarded as one of the preeminent spiritual figures of our time. Born in northern India, he came to the United States in 1920, where for more than thirty years he taught India’s ancient philosophy and science of yoga meditation and the art of balanced spiritual living. The first great master of Yoga to live and teach in the West for an extended period of time, he traveled and lectured extensively throughout North America and abroad, speaking to capacity audiences in major cities and revealing the underlying unity of the world’s great religions. He has inspired millions through his acclaimed life story, Autobiography of a Yogi
, his groundbreaking commentaries on the scriptures of East and West, and his numerous other books. Paramahansa Yogananda’s spiritual and humanitarian work continues to be carried on today by Self-Realization Fellowship, the international society he founded in 1920 to disseminate his teachings worldwide.