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sujata banerjee
India

Question

Kindly let me know who had created the logo of yours.

Is it by Yoganandaji or Krianandaji?

I want to know the meaning of this logo (the loop ). Is it any part of susumna nadi?

Because I used to get this illuminated vision (along with kundalini, chakras etc) which nobody could explain so far, and today for the first time I saw Krianandaji on the Sadhana TV channel, where I found this design and am surprised.

I am a devotee of Ramakrishna Paramahansa, into meditation for 20yrs and I respect Revered Yoganandaji.

Nayaswami Savitri

Nayaswami Savitri

Ananda Village

Answer

Dear Sujata,

Swami Kriyananda created the Ananda logo in the late 70’s. He said it came to him in a vision, but it took him a while to get it into picture form.

It is seen on most of Ananda-related materials, products, advertisements, etc., and is our formal, legally registered trademark.

Ivan
United states

Question

The very first time that I saw Swami Kriyananda on TV I saw something that I would like to describe: I saw a transparent light coming from Swami's forehead. It was some kind of light. The light itself felt like a wave of peace that swept over me. It felt refreshing and it made me feel ecstasy or love itself in a way I had never felt before . Does this mean he is my teacher or this is a common experience? Is there something that I should be aware of this experience? Thank you.

Nayaswami Anandi

Answer

Dear Ivan,

Thank you for sharing your beautiful experience with Swami Kriyananda. Many people experience blessings flowing from him, though I have not heard one specifically like what you describe.

I cannot say exactly what your experience means. But I think God sends blessings like these to get our attention. It's best not to ignore them.

Paige
USA

Question

Does Swami Kriyananda take disciples and do they get to travel around with him?

Tyagi Jayadev

Tyagi Jayadev

Ananda Assisi, Italy

Answer

Dear Paige,

I have seen devotees who wanted to become Swami Kriyananada's disciples. But he has always answered: "I am not the guru. You are all Yogananda's disciples." He has never claimed to be perfect, or perfectly enlightened. He simply is a highly advanced soul, a teacher, an inspiration, an example for many of us. Mostly I think he feels himself to be a divine friend and guide. We ask him questions and look at him as a true example of discipleship.

October 26
2010

james
usa

Question

After hearing several of Swami Kriyananda's discourses, I notice that every time I hear one of his discourses, at certain points when he is talking, his voice will start to rise and break, and it almost sounds like he is on the verge of crying. Is this from being overcome by emotion or an actual voice or throat condition?

Nayaswami Savitri

Nayaswami Savitri

Ananda Village

Answer

Dear James,

We are glad to hear that you have been able to tune in to Swami Kriyananda's recent talks.

And we very much appreciate your concern for his health. No, he does not have a throat or voice condition which makes him sound this way at times during his discourses.

November 9
2009

Jason
Los Angeles

Question

Has Swami Kriyananda found liberation and God?

Nayaswami Devi

Answer

Your question actually has two parts and therefore needs two answers. First, has Swami Kriyananda found liberation? There are different stages of liberation. In the jivan muktan state, you have advanced to the stage where you acquire no new karma, but may have residual karma from the past to overcome.

Jason Klein
Los Angeles,CA

Question

What state of samadhi has Swami Kriyandaji attained?

Nayaswami Devarshi

Nayaswami Devarshi

Ananda Village

Answer

Swami Kriyananda doesn't ever talk about his own spiritual attainment or level of samadhi, though many people do wonder! The last few years he's frequently commented that he is feeling deep bliss at all times. So that may be a hint.

January 9
2009

Priyanka
USA

Question

Jai Guru,

I dont know if its appropriate to ask this or not , Is there a way to meet Swmai Kriyananda in person .?

Nayaswami Seva

Nayaswami Seva

Ananda Village

Answer

Dear Priyanka,

At the moment, if you are in Pune, India, there is a great chance to meet Swami Kriyananda. He is living there in an apartment complex with other devotees until his house is built on land that Ananda Sangha has purchased. He is giving satsangs — to find out about these, check the Ananda India website. He is scheduled to come to the US around June or July. Keep in touch with the Ananda website.