The Science of Religion

The Science of Religion  (1925) 
Swami Yogananda

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SWAMI YOGANANDA

THE

SCIENCE OF RELIGION

BY

SWAMI YOGANANDA, A.B.

Founder of
Mt. Washington Educational Center, Los Angeles
Ranchi and Puri Brahmacharya Residential Schools in India
Sat-Sanga (Fellowship with Truth), Boston
Sat-Sanga Summer School, Waltham
Vice-President: Sadhu Sabha, India
Delegate from India to International Congress of Religions Boston, 1920

Swami Dutrananpa, M.A., Associate



FOURTH EDITION



PUBLISHED BY

YOGODA AND SAT SANGA HEADQUARTERS
MT. WASHINGTON, SAN RAFAEL AND ELYRIA STS.

LOS ANGELES, CALIF.

MCMXXV

First Edition Published in India
Second Edition Published in U. S. A., October, 1924
Third Edition Published in U. S. A., February, 1925
Fourth Edition Published in U. S. A., September, 1925



Copyright, 1924, by
Swami Yogananda
Mt. Washington, Los Angeles
U. S. A.



EVERETT PRINTING SERVICE

FOR

His piety, open-handed generosity towards every worth-while movement, unbounded devotion to the cause of general education, and exclusive and pioneer patronage in the establishment of a unique residential Brahmacharya School in India


THIS BOOK IS INSCRIBED TO

The HON’BLE MAHARAJA SIR MANINDRA CHANDRA NUNDY, K. C. I. E., OF KASIMBAZAR (BENGAL), INDIA

Member, Council of State, India Government

NOTE

The first edition of this book was published in India. The second and subsequent editions, revised and enlarged, have been published in the U. S. A.

My thanks are due to Swami Dhirananda, M.A., Swami Satyananda, B.A., and Sj. Tulsinarayan Bose, for various forms of help I have received from them.

Swami Yogananda.

CONTENTS




Preface vii–xv
Chapter I 1–58
The Universality, Necessity and Oneness of Religion: Distinction between Pain, Pleasure, and Bliss: God.  
Chapter II 59–89
The Four Fundamental Religious Methods.  
Chapter III 90–107
The Instruments of Knowledge: The Religious Point of View.  

TEACHING BY CORRESPONDENCE

Lessons by Mail may be Taken in the Following Courses


“Yogoda” or Tissue-Will System of Physical Perfection.

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Science of Religion. The true psychological account of inner culture, concentration, and religion. Know about your ideal from this book. Cloth bound, $1.50. Paper, $0.75.

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Scientific Healing Affirmations (newly printed). Essence of right prayer and method of receiving Divine help through scientific affirmations. Price, 50 cents.


For above Lessons or Books apply to

SAT SANGA AND YOGODA HEADQUARTERS

MT. WASHINGTON, SAN RAFAEL AND ELYRIA STS.
LOS ANGELES


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1927.


The author died in 1952, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 60 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.