Throughout the ages, countless millions have read and followed the teachings of the Torah. It is considered to be the word of God. The Torah influenced and inspired the three major Abrahamic religions that developed in the Middle East — Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Most notable among its teachings are the Ten Commandments, revealed to Moses by God eons ago, yet still considered the moral code for many today. One can only imagine the impact the Torah has had on the world. In the glimmering annals of sacred world scriptures, the Torah stands as significant. One can safely surmise that its long-lasting influence has been powerful.
As with all sacred texts, the Torah is often understood at only one level by the masses, when its words are taken literally. When describing the Torah, Paramahamsa Prajnanananda has said, “The Torah is a treasure trove of wisdom, but one must know how to extract its riches.” The Torah is a deep, vast ocean of Truth, meant to be dived into, not just admired from the shore. In The Mystical Torah:
A Yogi’s Perspective, we are given a glimpse of the hidden treasures found in the Torah’s depths. With remarkable insight and clarity, Paramahamsa Prajnanananda’s commentary breathes life into this ancient text, revealing its deep inner meaning, understood by only a few. The master takes us beyond the man-made boundaries of this most hallowed text so we can discover that its stories and teachings are beautiful representations of our own sacred journeys back to divinity.