How to Sustain Joyful Spiritual Experiences



I have started reading "Autobiography of yogi" about 10 years back, at that time I have experienced joy and other rare spiritual experiences. But as time passed all those experiences are gone and now again I am back to my initial state of mind.

Is those experiences which I have experienced 10 yrs back were true ?

If yes then what happened during these years? Is it due to maya? Or I'm not that innocent as I was 10 yrs back?

How can I regain that happiness and joy now?


Kuldeepak Sharma

—Kuldeepak Sharma, India


Dear Kuldeepak,

It is not unusual at all for people who first come into contact with Paramhansa Yogananda through his Autobiography of a Yogi to have wonderful inner experiences and feel great joy. I’m sure they were true experiences! This is probably a fairly sure sign that you were reconnecting with someone (Yogananda) who has been your Guru/teacher in many past lives.

Why did this go away? Perhaps maya or losing your innoncence played a small part, but most likely it is because you didn’t nourish what had been given to you. It would have been good for you to go forward then with Yogananda’s path, learning the techniques of the path of Kriya Yoga which he teaches – to become his disciple in every possible way.

But it is never too late to begin now, which I would strongly suggest that you do! Please let us know if you’d like to know more about how to get started.