July 2014 The Need for Self-Realization


"The truth simply is. It cannot be voted into existence. It must be perceived by every individual in the changeless Self within." Paramhansa Yogananda

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The Need for Self-Realization
Swami Kriyananda | 4:29

July 2014 — Talk of the Month
The Need for Self-Realization
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Swami Kriyananda gave a series of 5 classes during Spiritual Renewal Week 1990 on the then new book The Essence of Self-Realization.

The Essence of Self-Realization contains nearly 300 sayings of Yogananda. Yogananda urged Kriyananda to write down things he was saying at informal gatherings and would sometimes remark, “I’ve never said that before.”

Kriyananda reads passages from selected chapters and gives profound commentary. This series of classes is one of the most complete and inspiring summaries of the path of self- realization available.

In Memorium
Treasures will be offering these class recordings over the next 5 months in honor of our dear friend Lorne Dekun who passed away last year. He was greatly inspired by the content in these classes and urged us to offer them to everyone. Lorne studied with Oliver Black and Swami Kriyananda and moved to Michigan in 1999 to give classes on the teachings of self-realization, teach yoga postures and start meditation groups and centers in Lansing and Detroit. We pay tribute to Lorne and also to his wife Judy and the many great souls who continue to expand the work in Michigan.


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