Expanded Edition of Where There is Light Released with Inspiring New Content

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The expanded edition of Paramahansa Yogananda's WHERE THERE IS LIGHT, with two new chapters offering affirmations and a guided meditation for beginners, provides hope and guidance during troubling times.

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“Invisible thought gives all things their reality. Therefore if you can control your thought processes, you can make anything visible; you can materialize it by the power of your concentration.”

The world is facing challenging times. Recent news about the rise of violence, political upheaval, and suffering among people across the globe speaks to the fact that now, perhaps more than ever in this interconnected world, there is a need for spiritual guidance.

A new expanded edition of Paramahansa Yogananda’s acclaimed book WHERE THERE IS LIGHT: Insight and Inspiration for Meeting Life’s Challenges – released on March 15, 2016 by Self-Realization Fellowship – is both practical and spiritually uplifting, giving readers a reassuring sense of direction and purpose in times of uncertainty.

Paramahansa Yogananda, often referred to as the Father of Yoga in the West and subject of the award-winning film AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda, provides much sage advice on the power of meditation and prayer in cultivating peace, especially in a tumultuous world.

Yogananda reminds readers of who they truly are– rooted in Spirit. By using the powerful tool of yoga meditation, one can connect with the Divine, and better connect with one another.

The latest edition of WHERE THERE IS LIGHT includes two new chapters as well as quotes from Yogananda never before published in book form, which address with spiritual insight the challenges of everyday living as well as how to develop the peace of mind for dealing with difficult circumstances. Yogananda offers guidance on how to become aware of the infinite potential hidden within each person.

The new chapter entitled “Learn to Meditate” includes step-by-step instructions for the beginner, including posture, breathing techniques, and visualization for starting a meditation practice, as well as a guided meditation on peace.

Another new chapter entitled “Using Thoughts of Immortality to Awaken Your True Self” offers affirmations by Paramahansa Yogananda, who encourages the reader to meditate and look beyond one's problems and the material world – calling upon the enduring Spirit to provide guidance through difficult times.

Other topics in the expanded edition include:

  •     Finding wisdom and strength to make life’s decisions
  •     The antidote for stress, worry and fear
  •     Transforming failures into success
  •     Security in an uncertain world
  •     Perfecting human relationships
  •     The power of meditation, affirmation, and prayer
  •     Understanding death
  •     Cultivating a personal relationship with God

The book is available in paperback and digital format in bookstores and online at http://www.srfbooks.org. For more information about WHERE THERE IS LIGHT or other books by Paramahansa Yogananda, please contact the publisher, Self-Realization Fellowship, 3880 San Rafael Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90065; tel: (323) 225-2471; http://www.yogananda-srf.org.

WHERE THERE IS LIGHT:
Insight and Inspiration for Meeting Life’s Challenges
By Paramahansa Yogananda
Pages: 256
Price $10.95
ISBN: 978-0-87612-720-9
Release Date: March 15, 2016

A sampling of quotes from Paramahansa Yogananda in new expanded edition of WHERE THERE IS LIGHT:

“In the perfect stillness of body and mind, the yogi enjoys the ineffable peace of the presence of the soul…The deeper one goes into the soul the more that peace is felt; that is superconsciousness.”

“Invisible thought gives all things their reality. Therefore if you can control your thought processes, you can make anything visible; you can materialize it by the power of your concentration.”

“When you enter the deep interiorized calmness in meditation, you are free from the bondage of the body. Then what is death to you? Where is fear? Nothing has the power to make you afraid.”

“Yoga meditation is the process of cultivating and stabilizing the awareness of one’s real nature, through definite spiritual and psychological methods and laws by which the narrow ego, the flawed hereditary human consciousness, is displaced by the consciousness of the soul.”

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