Is There Anything Bad with Getting a COVID Vaccination for a Spiritual Aspirant?


Is there anything bad with getting vaccination for Covid for a spiritual aspirant and kriyaban?

—Anurag, India


Dear Anurag,

Not at all. Many Ananda members and kriyabans have been vaccinated. Our worldwide spiritual directors Jyotish and Devi have received the vaccination too, giving a clear guideline. Both of them, and also other close friends of Swami Kriyananda, all say that he too would certainly have done the same. I got the vaccination too and would never do so if it would hurt me spiritually.

Amma, too, – if this holds any meaning to you – affirms that people should get vaccinated, as does the Dalai Lama, and Sadhguru. I am sure they know. There is no spiritual disadvantage whatsoever.

In divine friendship,