The Divine Romance is a great masterpiece of Sri Paramhansa Yogananda. Broadly, it deals with methods of human communication with God in daily life. Yogananda’s philosophy is not the ideal religion of saints and seers but a scientific method which appeals to the common man of this world. In a way, Divine Romance is one of the most practical guides that uplifts human consciousness from the lower to the high spiritual level. The content of this book derives basis from the science of kriya yoga and the art of spiritual living. The human life remains in doldrums unless ‘a ray of divine light’ pushes him on the spiritual path and provides a new meaning to life. The book narrows down to message that the greatest love one can experience is in communion with God in meditation. For a spiritualized being, the temptation of this love between the man and God is so forceful and overwhelming that he totally gets immersed in Divine Romance. This divine love transcends all other kinds of worldly loves and a genuine lover of God would never like to retreat from the kingdom of ecstasy and bliss. So one can realize that true love is divine, and divine love is joy.
Yogananda has touched upon the most basic elements and secrets of life and addressed many areas that arouse human curiosity such as the meaning of life, death, evil, destiny, fate etc. But the underlying current in each chapter takes us to the stream of divine love and divine romance. This book is particularly meant for those who lead the lives of householders yet harbor ambitions for divine communion. Another significant aspect of this work is that it tells us how to practice religion scientifically. The book intends to educate on the practical methods of meditation, the spiritual techniques of yoga and ways of widening the channel of human consciousness so that the divine truth might flow unconditionally and endlessly. In absence of dogmas and blind faith, this book is considered as one of the most practical and secular approach to Hinduism.