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How to Know that Yogananda Is My Guru

Nayaswami Pranaba

Question from Linda: I felt drawn to Yogananda, his book appeared to me at a time that I knew nothing about him. I have found a fellowship meditation group and have been a couple of times and have felt very welcome. I have spent a long time searching for a spiritual home and have struggled with my Christian culture. With Yogananda i love…

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The Role an Avatar Plays in This World

Nayaswami Parvati

Question from Brandon Olivares: Namaste, I, of course, believe Yoganandaji to be an avatar. However, it brings up several questions in my mind. When Yogananda met Sri Yukteswar, he made him promise that he would reach God realization within this lifetime. But if he was an avatar, did he not already reach this state? Also, after his guru died, he said that a blackness…

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Yogananda and the Mormons

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Bill Mcdaniel: I know there are a lot of Mormons that were involved with Yogananda’s work. I have also read that Mormons are deeply connected with conspiracy theories and secret societies. My question is to what extent Yogananda spoke on those subjects, and to what extent he might have agreed or disagreed or was involved with the philosophy behind the secret societies…

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Words for “Deliver Us from Delusion”

David Eby

Question from jeff wells: A chant/song on Radio Ananda sounds like it says “banish white lotus impurities”. Please clearify what this means and if the words are right. Thank you.

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Did Yogananda Speak About Krishnamurti?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from A: Hello! I am very interested to know if sri Yogananda ever spoke about Jiddu Krishnamurti? J. Krishnamurti was a great soul and a master in his own right even though he passionately denounced all Gurus! I have often felt that perhaps JK’s mission was to bring spirituality to the intellectuals and skeptics of the world. JK was also very famous…

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Understanding the Christian Communion Ceremony

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from Mike: How did Master or Kriyananda define the Christian concept of communion, and the terms body and blood? People I’ve discussed this with (both Christian and non) seem confused, or really don’t know.

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Was Satya Sai Baba an Avatar?

Joseph Puru Selbie

Question from Kailash Menon: Did Yoganandaji ever talk about Satya Sai Baba? was Sai Baba an avatar?

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yogananda’s body

Nayaswami Parvati

Question from noi: dear ananda has anyone seen Yogananda’s body now? how does it look ?