It has actually been near a decade because I initially checked out The Autobiography of a Yogi. I didn't know it at the time but like lots of others before me this book would be a book that altered my life. The contents of the book inform the story of a young boy who takes a trip the world in the name of commitment to his divine calling. The end result, some might argue, to compose his life in a book. It is this curious telling of the life of Paramahansa that has actually brought numerous individuals together. It is likewise what has actually kept me so motivated these previous few years when I re-read the book. There is such power in the teachings of the yogis that I would be remiss not to share this unique opportunity with all of you.
Inspired by Guruji, a gentleman took it upon himself to gather those things connected to his Guru's life that were most dear to him with the function of helping to conserve the past. Similar to all things in this world he has actually needed to part with much of this collection. A true and relied on buddy helped him pay for his great medical costs by purchasing his collection. Why am I taking the time to write this? Because this could be the last time such an amazing collection of items is ever together once more and to give you the chance to carry a piece of history. There are numerous items of note in this collection but I have actually noted the most noteworthy listed below, with their fundamental descriptions. I am beginning with the classic that is liable for bringing many people together.
1. AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A YOGI, 1ST LONDON EDITION, 1949, Unusual Jacket; SIGNED & & INSCRIBED by Paramahansa Yogananda. NEAR FINE Condition.
Note: Paramahansaji rarely had celebration to sign the London Edition, which came out less than 3 years before his passing while he was mostly in seclusion in the desert. That this volume was signed by him in L.a makes it extremely uncommon and extremely collectible.
Likewise contributing to the historic value of this volume: the engraving is to Sri Deva Ram Sukul, the noted author & & healer of the time, and President/Founding Director of the Yoga Institute of America. Mae West is notoriously known to have been healed by Sri Deva Ram Sukul.
2. ORIGINAL, UN-RETOUCHED, PARAMAHANSA YOGANANDA STANDARD POSTURE PHOTO (7 ″ X 9 ″), in its initial mat from the photographer's studio (12 ″ X 16 ″). SIGNED & & INSCRIBED by "Swami Yogananda" on September 1st, 1934. Just recently, tastefully framed with natural wood and UV Safety Glass (13.25 ″ X 17.25 ″).
This is THE renowned photograph of Paramahansa Yogananda that has actually been made use of on the cover of every edition of the Guru's Autobiography-- THE METHOD IT ORIGINALLY LOOKED before being retouched prior to ever being published! If another among these exists, it's most likely in the SRF Archives. This would be a perfect acquisition for a Self-Realization Fellowship Center or Meditation Group.
A more in-depth description of this product is available from the seller upon demand.
3. AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A YOGI, COMPLETE SET, 1946 Thru 1994 (21 Volumes), includes the First Paperback Edition, 1972. All in GREAT, GREAT+, FINE, and LIKE NEW Condition.
This set includes each and every variation of the American Autobiography editions that were ever sold, through 1994. ALL volumes are in their Initial Dust Coats, where applicable (2 late editions came without coats). Originality of coats was extremely thoroughly confirmed by analysis of minor modifications that were made on the jackets from edition to edition and throughout editions, such as price, variety of translated languages listed, lotus symbol size, numerous text adjustments, etc.
. This set was put together throughout more than 25 years. It would be all but difficult to replicate it today. This would be a perfect acquisition for a Self-Realization Fellowship Center or Meditation Group.
A detailed description of each volume is readily available from the seller upon demand.
4. SRF PUBLICATION SETS
These Sets are genuinely outstanding-- not just for their size and condition, but also for how completely they have actually been documented (the documentation alone is spectacular!).
Note: There were 7 Sets originally; 3 are still available. ALL 3 Sets include primarily Issues that remain in Exceptional and Very Good condition.
SET # 3
229 Issues, starting with Volume 3/Issue 1 (Nov-- Dec 1927), and ending with Volume 42/Issue 1 (Winter season 1970)-- not all-encompassing.
$63 per problem
SET # 4
201 Concerns, beginning with Volume 3/Issue 1 (Nov-- Dec 1927), and ending with Volume 42/Issue 1 (Winter 1970)-- not all-inclusive.
$57 per problem
SET # 5
151 Issues, starting with Volume 3/Issue 1 (Nov-- Dec 1927), and ending with Volume 42/Issue 1 (Winter 1970)-- not all-encompassing.
$50 per concern
Any one of these Sets would be a perfect acquisition for a Self-Realization Fellowship Center or Meditation Group.
EXTREMELY detailed documentation is offered from the seller upon request. Major questions only, kindly.
5. INNER CULTURE EAST-WEST MAGAZINE, VINTAGE BOUND VOLUME. Consists of 6 Issues: Nov, Dec, 1936; Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, 1937.
EXCELLENT+ condition. Publications were bound when new and volume appears not to have been used.
6. SWAMI YOGANANDA ORIGINAL TRADEMARK AT THE TOP OF WHAT APPEARS TO BE A BACK COVER FROM AN OLD SRF PUBLICATION.
Note: This top portion of the page has actually been cut off, no doubt just to conserve his signature.
7. MASTER OF YOGANANDA, SRI YUKTESWAR, RELICS CONSISTING OF:
1) "Particles of brick from wall of Sri Yukteswarji's living room where he had his Mahasamadhi." 2) "Particles of brick that as soon as maintained Sri Yukteswarji's bed." 3) "Sand from the beach at Puri; a preferred walk of Sri Yukteswarji's".
NOTE: This was collected by an SRF monk while on pilgrimage to India. He later provided parts to some of the other monks.
All these products are amazing pieces of history, and spiritual heritage. If you feel drawn to or compelled to have any of these pieces, whether as a group or separately, I motivate you to get in touch with the present owner who is planning to offer the pieces to the best person(s). I myself have actually obtained an antique from the collection and could not be happier as it has helped me tremendously in my development.
Kindly direct all inquiries to Michael Environment-friendly firstname.lastname@example.org!.?.! Michael also has regular providings
on eBay, but these most valuable treasures are readily available for personal sale just. If you are reading this it implies you are privy to a chance to purchase these special artifacts.