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on 26 April 2014
Yukteswar Giri (10 May 1855 - 9 March 1936) is the monastic name of Priya Nath Karar, the guru of Satyananda Giri and Paramahansa Yogananda. Yukteswar was an educator, astronomer, a Jyotisha (Vedic astrologer), a yogi, and a scholar of the Bhagavad Gita and the Bible. He was a disciple of Lahiri Mahasaya of Varanasi and a member of the Giri branch of the swami order. Yogananda considered Yukteswar as Jnanavatar, or "Incarnation of Wisdom"

The purpose of this book is to show as clearly as possible that there is an essential unity in all religions; that there is no difference in the truths inculcated by the various faiths; that there is but one method by which the world, both external and internal, has evolved; and that there is but one Goal admitted by all scriptures.

The work introduced many ideas that were revolutionary for the time — for instance Yukteswar broke from Hindu tradition in stating that the earth is not in the age of Kali Yuga, but has advanced to Dwapara Yuga. His proof was based on a new perspective of the precession of the equinoxes. He also introduced the idea that the sun takes a ‘star for its dual’, and revolves around it in a period of 24,000 years, which accounts for the precession of the equinox. Research into this theory is being conducted by the Binary Research Institute, which produced a documentary on the topic titled The Great Year, narrated by James Earl Jones. A sign of the ubiquity of Yukteswar's calculations in modern culture is that there is an iPhone Application for calculating them, just as there are calculators for currencies, lengths, areas and volumes.

The theory of the Sun's binary companion expounded by Yukteswar in The Holy Science has attracted the attention of David Frawley, who has written about it in several of his books on Astrology, Ayurveda and other Hindu Scriptures. According to Frawley, the theory offers a better estimate of the age of Rama and Krishna and other important historical Indian figures than other dating methods, which estimate some of these figures to have lived millions of years ago — belying accepted human history.

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on 30 April 2015
Don't have any words to explain. Right from the Origin of life to Spiritual Elevation, this book has got it all !! I still refer frequently for the explanations given on each topic !! Less number of pages more information. Each and every line has significance !!
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on 12 January 2018
A beautifully penned essence of the ancient scriptures like the Vedas and the Puranas that provides a clear directive of the krya yoga. (Wink wink..nudge nudge....has nothing to do with practicing yoga in the morning)
For the somewhat advanced reader.
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on 12 June 2017
The Holy Science
The book received in good condition and on time delivery.It was packed by stretch film by the publisher and bubble pack by amazon.
The book of course is a very eye opener on the Yugas and very spiritual.It is a paper back edition with nice quality paper and printed with clarity.
Thank you.
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on 30 November 2017
Very high level of spirituality. Though thin , the knowledge is very rich and requires a reader with higher level of awakening , to understand the literature in the book. Very very rich source of knowledge.
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on 7 September 2017
This is one of the best books I have read. It shows thw unity between the western and eastern philosophies and also leads and explains the purpose of life and purifications
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on 28 June 2017
Like the description along different Yugas
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on 6 October 2015
NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE SIZE OF THIS HOLY BOOK BY THIS JNANAVATAR; FOR THE TINYEST OF CREATION BY "THE CREATOR" IS "THE ATOM"!!!!!
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on 23 July 2015
A most succint Book on the Divine Knowledge !! His calculations on the " Yugas" took my breath away!! A true Master, who has been
more fully described in the all time Classic, " An Autobiography of a Yogi "by HH Paramahansa Yogananda.
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on 25 January 2018
Great Amazon, I was searching for this book everywhere and finally got it. The book is great but small in size
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