Book Room

Book Room

The Book Room is open every Sunday after services and offers an extensive selection of the timeless writings, audio CD, and video DVD recordings of Paramahansa Yogananda and his direct disciples. These are also available at the Self-Realization Fellowship online Bookstore. The Book Room accepts major credit cards, and DFW Meditation Group members are available to answer any questions about the many writings and recordings.

Below is a list of the most popular SRF publications.

Autobiography of a YogiAutobiography of a Yogi
by Paramahansa Yogananda

A spiritual classic. Named one of the 100 best spiritual books of the twentieth century. Paramahansa Yogananda’s remarkable life story takes you on an unforgettable exploration of the world of saints and yogis, science and miracles, death and resurrection.

With soul-satisfying wisdom and endearing wit, he illuminates the deepest secrets of life and the universe — opening our hearts and minds to the joy, beauty, and unlimited spiritual potentials that exist in the lives of every human being.

This complete edition — available exclusively from Self-Realization Fellowship, the organization founded by the author — is the only one that incorporates all of his wishes for the final text including extensive material he added after the original 1946 edition and a final chapter on the closing years of his life. Includes 80 quality archival photographs.

A spiritual classic that will help you discover the purpose of life.

Enter the Quiet HeartEnter the Quiet Heart
by Sri Daya Mata

Blending the wisdom of Eastern and Western spiritual traditions with her own direct experience garnered from more than seventy years of seeking and serving God, Sri Daya Mata shares the beautiful simplicity of communing heart-to-heart with the Divine Beloved.

How You Can Talk With GodHow You Can Talk With God
by Paramahansa Yogananda

In this classic spiritual guide, Paramahansa Yogananda dispels the myth that God is beyond our reach. He points out that it is not only possible to talk with God but to receive definite responses to our prayers. How You Can Talk with God is a favorite of spiritual seekers around the world, showing readers how to pray with greater intimacy to create a deep and fulfilling personal relationship with the Divine. This is a book to keep by the bedside, discovering with each reading new gems of inspiration and wisdom.

Inner PeaceInner Peace
How to be Calmly Active and Actively Calm
by Paramahansa Yogananda

For all who feel that stress and nervousness are an unavoidable fact of modern life, Paramahansaji reminds us that within each of us is an inner core of peace that we can learn to access at will. His sage and encouraging counsel shows us how to:

  • Overcome fear, worry, anger, nervousness, moodiness
  • Stay calmly present and actively focused, no matter what is going on around us
  • Experience the timeless expansiveness and beauty of each moment

Living FearlesslyLiving Fearlessly
Bringing Out Your Inner Soul Strength
By Paramahansa Yogananda

A testament to what we can become if we but have faith in the divinity of our true nature as the soul, Living Fearlessly teaches us how to break the shackles of fear and reveals how we can overcome our own psychological stumbling blocks.

Man's Eternal Quest Man’s Eternal Quest
Collected Talks and Essays on Realizing God in Daily Life, Volume I
By Paramahansa Yogananda

Yogananda’s Collected Talks and Essays present in-depth discussions of the vast range of inspiring and universal truths that have captivated millions in his Autobiography of a Yogi. Sample topics include:

  • Making Religion Scientific
  • Will Jesus Reincarnate?
  • The Dream Nature of the World
  • Healing by God’s Unlimited Power
  • The Universality of Yoga
  • Reincarnation: The Soul’s Journey to Perfection.

Metaphysical MeditationsMetaphysical Meditations
Universal Prayers, Affirmations, and Visualizations
By Paramahansa Yogananda

This little book offers definite metaphysical methods of meditation for the student who has struggled through the mobs of rowdy thoughts and is entering the portals of silence.

The meditations are of three types: prayers or demands addressed to God, affirmations about God, and affirmations arousing the divinity inherent in individual consciousness.

Beginners and experienced meditators alike can use these spiritualized thoughts to awaken the boundless joy, peace, and freedom of the soul.

Scientific Healing AffirmationsScientific Healing Affirmations
Bringing Out Your Inner Soul Strength
By Paramahansa Yogananda

This groundbreaking book reveals the hidden laws for harnessing the power of concentrated thought groundbreaking — not only for physical healing, but to overcome obstacles and create all-around success in our lives.

Long before the use of affirmations was embraced in mainstream settings as diverse as hospitals, recovery programs, sports arenas, and corporate suites, Paramahansa Yogananda understood and taught the deep spiritual principles that make this ancient scientific tool so powerfully effective.

Includes comprehensive instructions and a wide variety of affirmations for healing the body, developing confidence, awakening wisdom, curing bad habits, and much more.

The Law of SuccessThe Law of Success
Using the Power of Spirit to Create Health, Prosperity, and Happiness
By Paramahansa Yogananda

If you measure success by the quality of your life rather than just by material achievements, then the timeless wisdom of this book will speak directly to your heart and soul. Filled with sensible down-to-earth wisdom, The Law of Success explores the spiritual sources of creativity, positive thinking, and dynamic will, as the success-producing power of self-analysis and meditation. It shows how each one of us can naturally attract happiness and harmony.

The Yoga of JesusThe Yoga of Jesus
Understanding the Hidden Teachings of the Gospels
By Paramahansa Yogananda

In this remarkable book, Paramahansa Yogananda reveals the hidden yoga of the Gospels and confirms that Jesus, like the ancient sages and masters of the East, not only knew yoga but taught this universal science of God-realization to his closest disciples.

Compiled from the author’s highly praised two-volume work, The Second Coming of Christ: The Resurrection of the Christ Within You, this insightful and compact book transcends the centuries of dogma and misunderstanding that have obscured the original teachings of Jesus, showing that he taught a unifying path by which seekers of all faiths can enter the kingdom of God.

Topics include:

  • The lost years of Jesus in India
  • The ancient science of meditation: how to become a Christ
  • The true meaning of baptism
  • How the principles and methods of yoga parallel the teachings of the greatest Christian saints and mystics

Where There Is LightWhere There Is Light
Insight and Inspiration for Meeting Life’s Challenges
By Paramahansa Yogananda

A practical handbook that gives readers a reassuring sense of direction in times of uncertainty or crisis, as well as positive guidance in meeting the challenges of everyday life.

Topics include:

  • Strength in times of adversity
  • Creating harmony in marriage and friendship
  • Antidotes for stress, worry, and fear
  • Understanding death; and cultivating inner peace
  • Finding wisdom and strength to make life’s decisions
  • Transforming our failures into successes
  • Security in an uncertain world
  • Perfecting human relationships
  • The power of affirmation and prayer

This engaging anthology contains wisdom nuggets from Sri Yogananda’s teachings that inspire and illuminate. Here are some samples:

“Creative thinking is the best antidote for moods. Moods get their grip on your consciousness when you are in a negative or passive state of mind.”

“The mind may tell you that you cannot free yourself from a particular habit; but habits are nothing but repetitions of your own thoughts, and these you have the capacity to change.”

“Life is entertaining when we do not take it too seriously. A good laugh is an excellent remedy for human ills.”

Beholding the One in All Beholding the One in All
An Informal Talk by Paramahansa Yogananda; Collector’s Series No. 1
By Paramahansa Yogananda

This talk by Paramahansa Yogananda was recorded at the Self-Realization Fellowship International Headquarters during an informal gathering on the occasion of his birthday — January 5, 1949. At this point in his life, the Guru’s outward mission to the world had been largely completed, and he had begun to withdraw more and more from public life. Freed from many organizational activities, he was able to remain for long periods completely immersed in the highest states of samadhi, or union with God. His talk preserved in this recording expresses the inspiration of that exalted state. Like a brilliant, multifaceted jewel, his consciousness reflects at different times throughout the talk the sweet love of God, His pure wisdom, the dynamic force of His infinite power.

Paramahansaji’s words on this occasion were characterized by a touching informality. Ever appreciative of the smallest acts of kindness, he begins by thanking the disciples for their loving remembrances of his birthday, reminding them of the divine Source of all friendship and all love. With illustrations from the Indian scriptures, humorous and instructive incidents from his own life, and the deep insights flowing from his direct percep­tion of Truth, he goes on to show with vivid clarity that there is one great theme in this stupendous drama of creation, and a single purpose behind all that happens to us: to coax us to look beyond the illusions of this transitory life and discover the glory and the love of God.