The Second Coming of Christ    (Set of 2 Volumes)

The Second Coming of Christ (Set of 2 Volumes)

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Author: Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda
Publisher: Yogoda Satsang Society of India
Year: 2007
Language: English
Pages: 1607
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788189955007


"In titling this work The Second Coming of Christ, I am not referring to a literal return of Jesus to earth… A thousand Christs sent to earth would not redeem its people unless they themselves become Christ like by purifying and expanding their individual consciousness to receive therein the second coming of the Christ Consciousness, and was manifested in Jesus…

Contact with this consciousness, experienced in the ever new joy of meditation, will be the real second coming of Christ – and it will take place right in the devotee’s own consciousness.

In this unprecedented masterwork of inspiration, Paramahansa Yogananda takes the reader on a profoundly enriching journey through the four Gospels. Verse by verse, he illumines the universal path to oneness with God taught by Jesus to his immediate disciples but obscured through centuries of misinterpretation: "how to become like Christ, how to resurrect the Eternal Christ within one's self".

This landmark work transcends divisive sectarianism to reveal a unifying harmony underlying all true religions. A groundbreaking synthesis of East and West, it imparts the life-transforming realization that each of us can experience for ourselves the promised Second Coming - awakening of the all-fulfilling Divine Consciousness latent within our souls.


“A masterpiece of spiritual revelation....As Yogananda delves into the life and background of Jesus, it becomes clear that the Gospels contain a universal esoteric message that has been awaiting full and systematic explication since the apostolic age. In Yogananda’s commentary, what had been veiled, obscure, and oblique is fully disclosed.”
—Yoga International

“Offers startling ideas about the deeper meaning of Jesus’ teachings and their essential unity with yoga....It has been praised as a groundbreaking work by comparative religion scholars.”
—Los Angeles Times

“Paramahansa Yogananda’s The Second Coming of Christ is one of the most important analyses of Jesus’ teachings that exists....Many interpretations of Jesus’ words divide peoples, cultures, and nations; these foster unity and healing, and that is why they are vital for today’s world.”
—Larry Dossey, M.D., author of Healing Words: The Power of Prayer and the Practice of Medicine

“You will be informed and inspired by the wisdom contained in this book, as I have been, and be able to understand the nature of life as Jesus did.”
--- Bernie Siegel.

“[Yogananda’s Interpretation] is a masterpiece of divine insight.”
--- The Reverend Arthur Porter.

“This is one of those rare bridge-building books that can truly change the way one sees a figure one thought one knew well.”
--- Robert Ellwood,



List of Illustrations
Preface, by Sri Sri Daya Mata

1. Divine Incarnations : God’s Emissaries
2. Jesus’ Immaculate Conception and His Relationship with John the Baptist
3. The Birth of Jesus and the Adoration of the Three wise Men
4. The Infancy and Youth of Jesus
5. The Unknown Years of Jesus’ Life – Sojourn in India
6. The Baptism of Jesus
7. The Role of Satan in God’s Creation
8. Jesus Temptation in the Wilderness
9. Jesus Meets His first Disciples
10. “Hereafter Ye Shall See Heaven Open” Jesus’ Discourse to Nathanael
11. Water into Wine : “This Beginning of Miracles
12. Driving the Money Changers out of the temple
13. The Second Birth of Man – In Spirit, Dialogue with Nicodemus, Part I
14. The Ascension of Man – Lifting up the Serpent in the Wilderness, Dialogue with Nicodemus, Part II
15. God’s Love Gave to the World His only Begotten Son Dialogue with Nicodemus, Part II (Conclusion)
16. Rejoicing in the Voice of the Bridegroom
17. The Woman of Samaria, Part I
18. Worship God “In Spirit and in Truth” The Woman of Samaria, Part II
19. “My Meat is to do the will of Him that sent me” The woman of Samaria, Part III (Conclusion)
20. “Thy Son Liveth” : The Healing Power of Thought Transformation
21. What Things the father Doeth, These Also Doeth the son Likewise” Jesus’ Discourse on Judgment and Resurrection after the healing at the pool of Bethesda
22. “Repent Ye, and Believe the Gospel”
23. Fishers of Men
24. Casting out Devils
25. Healing the Sick
26. The Beatitudes – The Sermon on the Mount, Part I
27. The Fulfil the Law – The Sermon on the Mount, Part II
28. The Lord’s Prayer : Jesus Teaches His Followers How to pray – The Sermon on the Mount, Part III
29. “Seek ye First the Kingdom of God, and his Righteousness” – The Sermon on the Mount, Part IV
30. To Build the House of Life Upon the Rock of Wisdom – The Sermon on the Mount, Part V (Conclusion)
31. Why Jesus Mixed with “Publicans and Sinners”
32. “The Sabbath was Made for Man, and not man for the Sabbath”
33. Ordination of the Twelve Apostles and Sermon on the Plain
34. Jesus Cites his Wondrous Works in Testimony to John the Baptist and Extols John’s Greatness
35. The Forgiveness of Sins
36. What is Blasphemy Against the Holy Ghost ?
37. “And he Spake many Things unto Them in Parables” – Jesus’ Sermon about the Kingdom of Heaven
38. “Thy Faith Hath Made Thee Whole” – Storm, Disease, Devils, Death, Bow to the Will of Jesus
39. “A Prophet Hath No Honor in His Own Country”
40. Jesus’ Counsel to Ministers of God’s World, Part I
41. Jesus’ Counsel to Ministers of God’s World, Part II


42. Jesus Performs the Miracle of the Loaves and the Fishes, and walks on the Sea of Galilee
43. The True “Bread of Life”
44. “The Signs of the Times” – Jesus’ Works and Words in Testimony of His Special Dispensation
45. Peter’s Inspired Recognition of the Christ, and Jesus’ Transfiguration
46. “If Ye Have Faith, Nothing Shall be Impossible unto you”
47. “The Greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven” – Humble Servants of All
48. “If Thy Hand or thy Food Offend Thee, cut them off” Jesus’ Counsel on Renunciation of Evil
49. “Follow ME” : Further Counsel From Jesus on Inner and Outer Renunciation
50. “Never Man Spake Like This Man” – Jesus Confounds His Critics in Jerusalem
51. “I am the Light of the World… Before Abraham Was, I Am”
52. “I am the door… I am the Good Shepherd… I am my Father are One”
53. Fulfilling the two Greatest Commandments
54. An Esoteric Perspective on The Lord’s Prayer
55. Jesus Condemns Hypocrisy and Self-Serving Judgment in Religion and Law
56. God-Realization : The Heavenly Treasure of Individuals and Nations
57. Will Few or the Many Find Salvation ? Jesus Affirms the Role of the Guru in the Disciple’s Liberation
58. Jesus’ Parables of the Prodigal Son
59. “Ye Cannot Serve God and Mammon” – The Use and Misuse of Wealth
60. “I am the Resurrection and the Life” – Jesus Raises Lazarus from the Dead
61. “The Kingdom of God is within You”
62. Jesus speaks of Soul Union as the Original Purpose of Marriage – He that is able to receive it, let him receive it”
63. Exchanging Temporal wealth for the Riches of God’s Kingdom – The Blessings Inherent in God’s Commandments
64. The Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem
65. Jesus Teaches in the Temple at Jerusalem for the Last Time
66. “The Hour is come, that the son of Man Should be Glorified”
67. Did Jesus Prophesy his second coming and the end of the world?
68. What Jesus Meant by “Everlasting Punishment”
69. “This Do in Remembrance of Me” – The Last supper, Part I
70. “Love on another as I have loved you” – the last supper, Part II
71. “Abide in Me – Continue Ye in My Love” – The Last Supper, Part III
72. “Father, I have Finished the work which thou Gavest Me to Do” – The Last Supper, Part IV (Conclusion)
73. Jesus’ Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane, and his Arrest
74. The Crucifixion
75. “Lo, I am with You Always” – The Resurrection of Jesus, and His Ever-living Presence

Inspirational Readings for the True Worship of Christ
Part I, Christmas
Part II, Easter

About the Author
Aims and Ideals of Yogoda Satsanga Society
Yogoda Satsanga Society Publications and Lessons
Map of Palestine in New Testament Times
Index of Gospel Verses in Commentary
Index of Other Bible Verses Cited
Index of Bhagavad Gita Verses Cited
General Index