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Who Wrote the Footnotes in Autobiography of a Yogi?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from bronwyn.anthony: I am greatly enjoying Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi. Could you please tell me who wrote the footnotes that accompany the text? Thank you very much.

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Are Yogananda’s Teachings Hinduism, Or Something Else?

Nayaswami Dharmarajan

Question from Lisa: Recently I discovered the work of Yogananda and find a great alignment of my beliefs and practices therein. Is the study of P. Yogananda Hinduism, or something else?

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Yogananda’s Predictions of World Trials

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Devika: Given the current outbreak of the pandemic disease which has threatened not only the lives of countless people but is pushing the world economy towards a massive meltdown. It seems we are standing on the brink — waiting for a disaster to happen. Could it be what Yogananda had predicted?

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I Noticed that SRF and Ananda Write Yogananda’s Title “Paramhansa” Differently – Why?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Lee: I originally listened to the audio version of Autobiography of a Yogi in 2000, published by SRF, and later read the book a couple of times. I’m interested in reading the original 1946 first edition that Ananda is offering. I noticed that SRF spells the author’s name as Paramahansa Yogananda and Ananda spells the author’s name as Paramhansa Yogananda. I’m…

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What Were Yogananda’s Favorite Books?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Sukhmandeep Singh: What were Paramhansa Yogananda’s favorite books? Did he listen to Beethoven, Mozart, etc.?

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Yogananda’s Views on Abortion

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from Joanna: What was Paramahansa Yogananda’s view regarding abortion in the cases of incest or rape? And his view on fertilized eggs?

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How Did Yogananda Benefit India?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Pushkar: Greetings. Yogananda came to India in 1935 (returning after 15 years in the West), during which India was under British rule. My question is: how did Yogananda’s visit benefit India? Didn’t the British try to harm Yogananda? After all they must have been terrified by the fact that he could have easily freed India.

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God Realized Master

Nayaswami Chidambar

Question from Niraj: Did Yoganandaji ever claim that he was God-realised? Or maybe after he departed from this world he reached the highest state, ie, God-realised nirvikalpa samadhi?