ogananda gave a series of lectures on Patanjali‘s Yoga Sutras, and his teachings have been published in Demystifying Patanjali by Swami Kriyananda.

In writing his Art and Science of Raja Yoga course, Swami Kriyananda also used information about Patanjali that he had learned from Yogananda.

International Day of Yoga

United Nations Declares June 21 as the International Day of Yoga The declaration came after the call for the adoption by Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi who addressed the UN assembly stating, “Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. It is not about exercise, but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world, and nature.” By … Read More

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Being the “Silent Observer”

Nayaswami Pranaba

Question from Carina: I find it quite helpful at times to be the observer of my mind, thoughts and feelings, watching them pass like a movie and not giving them any attention (just as we learn in meditation). This helps us to not get attached and to control our reactive process. And even though Swamiji mentioned the term “silent observer” in his book … Read More

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Are Psychic Phenomena Significant Spiritually?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from sharmila chakravarty: Jai Guru, Whenever I think about someone whom I may or may not be knowing personally, I will come across some piece of information about him, if he is a celebrity then on television or if someone of a passing acquaintance then over the phone or some piece of information through someone about him. This takes place whenever a passing … Read More

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Shankya Philosophy

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Dr. Andreas Ullrich: Hello and Atma Namaste from Vienna, Austria! I refer to the 24 categories of manifestaion: chitta, ego, intellect, mind, 10 organs of perception and action. 5 subtle and gross elements. Where in this system are the five pranas operating in the body? And which is the first manifestation: ego or chitta? Thank you very much, Andreas