Author: J Donald Walters
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8120724534
Destined to become a classic, this groundbreaking book illuminates the similarities between the scriptures of the world’s two most populous religions, vibrantly bringing each to life.
The Promise of Immortality is the most complete commentary available on the parallel passages in the Bible and India’s ancient scripture, the Bhagavad Gita. Walters sheds light on many of the famous passages from both the texts, showing their practical relevance for the modern day and their potential to help us achieve lasting spiritual transformation.
His elucidation of the ancient texts inspires us with convincing answers to questions long considered imponderable, such as:
Why is everyone destined to become Christ-like?
Why are good works alone not enough?
Why is love the most powerful force?
What is the true meaning of the Golden Rule?
Are material desires spiritually harmful?
What is the best way to read the scriptures?
How do I find a true teacher?
Through its answers to such question, The Promise of Immortality will renew your faith and recharge your soul.
It clarifies apparent differences in religious teachings to reveal timeless, underlying truth. Walters makes a convincing case for the potential unity of all religious belief, and the possibility of an unprecedented era of cooperation among the world’s religions.
PART I: THE ETERNAL CHRIST
The Eternal Word : Key to Manifested Existence
What Is the Source of Life?
Why is the Light Incomprehensible to Darkness?
The Only Begotten-Why?
Receptivity: The Key to Spiritual Development
Divine Grace vs. Divine Law
Can God Be Known?
PART II: THE INSTRUMENTS OF RECOGNITION
How to Study the Scriptures
Finding a True Teacher
How to Relate to a Master
Heaven Is Our Birthright!
Imperfection Is of the Ego - Perfection Is of the Soul
PART III: SON OF MAN: SON OF GOD?
Who Is This Son of Man?
Resurrection, and the Meaning of Divine Tests
PART IV: THE SOUL’S ASCENT
The Way Beckons
Works That Lead to Perfection
Be Ye Therefore Perfect!
Restlessness vs. God-Centeredness
The One Thing Needful
The Inner Way of Pilgrimage
The Inner Kingdom
How Devotees Fall
How Devotees Can Rise Again
The Eternal Present
The Redeeming Light
Index of Bible Quotations
Index of Bhagavad Gita Quotations
Index of Quotations by Paramhansa Yogananda
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