Finding Departed Loved Ones


Hello. Do the departed dear ones remember us as we remember them intensely. If they remember how to know. Do they come more in thoughts. I miss my father a lot. He was my greatest blessing of my life. I never ever want to part with him. How to be happy without work. And slipping into inertia Thank u

—Geeta, India


Dear friend,

Thank you for your question. I’m sure many people wonder about this time after death and what happens to us as well as to those we love. Paramhansa Yogananda, a Self-realized master and my guru, spoke clearly about the time after death. It is because of this that we do have some reliable information for understanding what happens at that time.

Yogananda said that after death the soul goes to the astral world and has a time to recover from the experiences of that lifetime. Some souls go into a deep sleep to do this and are not very aware of anything around them. Other souls, who have died more consciously, may experience great joy and be aware of the beautiful astral world around them.

Much like in this world, in the astral world souls are drawn to the vibration and consciousness that they themselves have. Much more is involved in what happens after death to a soul than I can relate to you here. But I would recommend that you use the links below to read two excellent articles by Yogananda on this subject: Understanding Death and How to Solve the Mystery of Live After Death. The first of these has a section in it about how to contact departed loved ones.

In divine friendship,
Nayaswami Parvati