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?
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?
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…
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.
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?
Question from David St. Clair: 30 years ago I read a quote from one of Yogananda’s books where he stated that his next rebirth would be in something like 150 years at a center of learning, high in the himalayas, at a time of great technological advancement and when the world would be in great peace. What book is this from and how many years…
Question from Pushkar: Greetings gurudev, Recently I had a dream in which I performed some miracles like the Masters. Is this a good sign of spiritual progress? I am not attached to miracles, but I would like to know how Yogananda able to exhibit undreamed-of proficiency in other fields? Did he use any technique. Kindly waiting for your reply.