The Hidden Truths in the Scriptures
One of Paramahansa Yogananda's life-long missions was to promote the one Reality behind all the world's true religions, and to provide truth seekers of both East and West with the universal science of God-realization—the means to awaken a deeper awareness of the innate divinity latent in every human being.
Among the ways in which Paramahansaji promoted the unity of the world's religions was through his lectures and writings. In these, he has revealed the hidden metaphysical truths of the great scriptures of East and West, and has shown how these sacred texts lead the seeker along the same universal path to oneness with God.
On these pages we will be sharing with you excerpts from Yogananda's highly acclaimed interpretations of the four Gospels of the New Testament, India's Bhagavad Gita, and The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. (Though not considered a "scripture" per se, the Rubaiyat is a beloved work of mystical poetry exemplifying the hidden divine truths taught by the Sufis within the Islamic tradition.)
We invite you to return to this section as we continue to add more material here from the writings of Paramahansa Yogananda. In addition, we will highlight the profound treatise by Yogananda's guru, Swami Sri Yukteswar, on the underlying unity of the scriptures of East and West.
- The Gospels
- The Bhagavad Gita (coming soon)
- The underlying unity of Christian and Hindu scriptures
- The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (coming soon)
"Jesus went very deep in teachings that appear on the surface to be simple—much deeper than most people understand…In [his teachings] is the whole science of yoga, the transcendental way of divine union through meditation."
— Paramahansa Yogananda