“Awakening, prospering, and fulfilling our potential is inextricably tied to the well-being of all. What we do matters. We are powerful agents, not only of personal prosperity but of essential social change and planetary healing, so that all may prosper.”

– Ellen Grace O'Brian, from The Jewel of Abundance

The Jewel of Abundance

Finding Prosperity through the Ancient Wisdom of Yoga

About the Book

Although millions of Westerners practice yoga simply for its health benefits, the philosophy and wisdom behind the multifaceted discipline has far more to offer. In The Jewel of Abundance: Finding Prosperity through the Ancient Wisdom of Yoga, award winning author and Kriya Yoga teacher Ellen Grace O’Brian reveals an overlooked aspect of yoga: its powerful teachings on prosperity.

“When prosperity is equated with material wealth attained for its own sake, the word prosperity loses its deep meaning,” writes O’Brian. “True prosperity is experienced in a spiritual context. Because this truth is frequently missed, the words prosperity and wealth are often narrowly defined or understood at the level of material accomplishment alone. But as you work through the teachings of this book with me, you’ll see that these words can rightly be applied and understood in the highest way as spiritual goals. And that makes all the difference.”

The Jewel of Abundance draws upon the ancient Vedic tradition of yoga philosophy and practice and shows how spiritual realization and earthly success go hand in hand, revealing a path to abundant living that is deeply satisfying, joyful, and purposeful.

Explore the true meaning of prosperity and realize a life of profound abundance.

For thousands of years, ancient Vedic teachings have provided spiritually-conscious individuals a manual for living, including four universal goals of human life. These are dharma (realizing our higher purpose and fulfilling our destiny), artha (true prosperity), kama (pleasure or enjoyment for the sake of the soul), and moksha (the absolute freedom that comes with enlightenment).

The Jewel of Abundance focuses on the second of these four universal goals — artha, or prosperity. This book offers a refreshing perspective on how to live a prosperous, abundant life without losing your soul along the way.

  • Start to prosper right away by discovering the source of true wealth and honoring your innate, irrepressible inclination to thrive.
  • Embrace your path of prosperous living as a path of spiritual transformation as you live with the guiding light of higher purpose and a toolkit of skillful means.
  • Learn to cooperate with universal spiritual laws that support awakening and thriving while contributing to the well-being of all.
  • Engage in time-tested practices to cultivate wisdom, clarity, and compassion.
  • Become unstoppable by meeting any obstacles or challenges to your success with profound insight, equanimity, and a higher commitment to be of service.

The Jewel of Abundance is a useful antidote to the hypermaterialism that poisons modern life. And for those who seek the fulfillment of both their souls and their material desires, the book is a wellspring of inspiration and intelligent guidance.”

– From the foreword by Philip Goldberg, author of The Life of Yogananda


The Jewel of Abundance: Finding Prosperity through the Ancient Wisdom of Yoga is a Silver Awardee of the 2019 Nautilus Book Awards

“The Jewel of Abundance: Finding Prosperity through the Ancient Wisdom of Yoga” is awarded the Silver Nautilus Award in Religion/Spirituality of Eastern Thought. The book is intended to give guidance on how to prosper without losing one’s soul along the way, through the purusharthas, or Vedic life goals. Yogacharya O’Brian provides a wise and practical exposition of both the philosophy of yoga and its practice.

The Jewel of Abundance is an awarded finalist of the 2019 Next Generation Indie Book Awards

“The Jewel of Abundance: Finding Prosperity Through the Ancient Wisdom of Yoga” is a finalist awardee of the Indie Book Awards in Spirituality category. Yogacharya O’Brian desires to heal the perceived gap between spirituality and the material world. Intended for both seekers and practitioners, the book presents and emphasizes on the Vedic teachings on the four proper aims of life to achieve an abundant, awakened and spiritually conscious living.

The Jewel of Abundance is a 2018 Foreword INDIES Finalist

“The Jewel of Abundance” is a Foreword INDIES finalist in Body, Mind & Spirit (Adult Nonfiction). Draws upon the ancient Vedic tradition of yoga philosophy and practice and shows how spirituality and earthly success can complement each other, leading to realization of the higher Self. O’Brian presents a clear explanation of both the philosophy of yoga and the nuts and bolts of practice.

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“The aim of artha is to prosper in every way — to develop the consciousness and the skills to attract whatever is needed to fulfill our dharma or higher purpose,” writes Yogacharya O’Brian. “In this context, prosperity is understood as a spiritual goal — not for its own sake, but for the sake of the soul. It provides the means to live fully and freely.”

– Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian

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