A Tribute to Paramahansa Yogananda

I wish this were my tribute to Yogananda but it is not.  Perhaps you will know of him in his”Autobiography of a Yogi”which is world famous.  That is where I first found him.  But he has written many other books and lectures.  In other posts, I have written much about how psychiatric meds for my Bipolar Disorder have destroyed my closeness to God.  Only in Yogananda’s writings have I been able to feel God– to go back to communion with God.  Interestingly enough, my husband’s best friend is a monk in Self-Realization Fellowship which Yogananda founded to bring Kriya Yoga out of India to the West.  Yogananda came to me recently when I was sick and brought me joy in my despair and rekindled my dedication to learning Kriya Yoga. Yogananda is an avatar, a man of God.  I hope these images pay him homage and inspire!

9 responses

  1. Paramahansa Yogananda was one of the great. I deplore what happened shortly after his death, between Donald Walters and Daya Mata, leading to an early division. But it doesn’t matter regarding Yogananda himself. I liked reading 5 of those books on my bookshelves. Sometimes, I still go through those pages once and a while to find inspiration.


    January 20, 2014 at 8:41 AM

    • It seems those divisions and turmoils erupt in many sects. Not due to Yogananda. He was a great. Days Mata was good but not the real deal. In any case, I have resumed Yogananda’s lessons.

      Thank you for visiting! 🙂


      January 20, 2014 at 12:33 PM

      • Yes, that happens everywhere. Often wonder …


        January 20, 2014 at 1:20 PM

  2. Do yogis believe in God?


    January 30, 2014 at 12:44 PM

    • I can’t tell you about all yogis but Yogananda is a man who devoted his whole life to God and bringing others to God. So,yes, very definitely.


      January 30, 2014 at 12:54 PM

  3. Genie

    Even Elvis loved Yogananda.


    January 31, 2014 at 5:24 PM

    • Really? Interesting.


      January 31, 2014 at 9:19 PM

      • Genie

        Yes, Elvis and Priscilla went to his Ashram in California on a regular basis.


        January 31, 2014 at 10:45 PM

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