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Date Posted: 10:28
Author: Hendrik - 30 Apr 2001
Subject: Re: ENC: Evaluation of Sri Yukteswar's yuga theory
In reply to: ketch_30 Apr 2001 's message, "Re: ENC: Evaluation of Sri Yukteswar's yuga theory" on 10:26

>Although there are some cross references, it is hard to see that this is the main purpose of the book.

Absolutely. I have read the book twice, that was years ago. But I remember that it dwelled on a lot of topics, the similarities between Hindu and Christian scriptures being only a part of it. At times I asked myself whether it is the same book Yogananda was referring to.

Yogananda himself goes into much more detail than his guru about the similarities between the two spiritual cultures; a book like "God talks to Arjuna" is full of Bible quotations and attempts to harmonize the two traditions.

From Satyeswarananda's biographical volume on Sri Yukteswar I gather that "The Holy Science" has been subsequently edited, and that he also had written another work which was a commentary on the Bible. Satyeswarananda is confusing as always. After reading his book, I still don't know what was edited by whom and when, nor is it clear to me whether his Bible commentary was completely lost (a French missionary borrowed the manuscript and didn't return it) or he rather worked it into the "Holy Science" which was written later, and this constitutes the 'similarities' part of the book now.

Hendrik

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