Performing miracles


Please answer my curiosity.We have seen many miracles in Autobiography of a Yogi.Generally how much time does it take for an ordinary person, who has received Kriya Yoga initiation, to perform miracles, like producing desired objects from nothing, becoming invisible, etc. Although it depends from person to person I would like a general answer. Say for example if one practises Kriya Yoga for 3 hrs daily — after how many years will he be able to perform miracles. Please give answer in number like 2 to 4 years etc

—K, india


Focusing on being able to perform miracles is simply not a helpful approach to any sincere devotee. It’s important to tune into letting go of the desire for the fruits of one’s actions, including meditation. This is the emphasis that is taught in the Bhagavad Gita regarding the essence of karma yoga.

It is true that sometimes we are given the grace from God in receiving some spiritual experiences to help us on our journey. However, unless we have released the pull of the ego, we can easily get increasingly caught in delusion rather than being freed from it.

In all your spiritual practices let God be your focus. Here is an inspiring quote from Paramhansa Yogananda, from the book The Essence of Self-Realization:

Do not expect a spiritual blossom every day in the garden of your life. Have faith that the Lord, if you surrender yourself to Him completely, will bring you divine fulfillment in His time, which is the right time.

In divine friendship,
Nayaswami Pranaba