Eastern Thoughts, Western Thoughts
Swami Kriyananda’s wise and witty reflections are both timely and timeless. In this book he looks at Western civilization and its issues from a perspective of deep attunement to the ancient teachings and truths as taught by the sages of India—and especially those of his great Guru, Paramhansa Yogananda (author of the classic, Autobiography of a Yogi). Readers can expect rich new insights, revelations, and laughter.
"Eastern Thoughts, Western Thoughts offers us a work shining with subtlety and clarity, which blends the timelessness of the present moment. Swami Kriyananda has taken the essence of Eastern thoughts and translated it into a modern Western idiom. His words speak to us deeply, immediately, like the advice of a close, trusted friend, yet with the wisdom and detachment of the ancient Indian sages whose minds spanned infinity. Herein lies the impact of this book. The eternal truths upon which it is based are not merely answers to the specific problems of men today: they speak to our souls, to the souls of all men, or the basic human striving for happiness and fulfillment." —Nayaswami Devi Novak, co-author of Touch of Light and Touch of Joy