Episode 5: The Importance of a True Guru

Swami Kriyananda

As a young man, Swami Kriyananda wanted to create communities, and was desperate to find truth. That search brought him to a guru, but what is a guru? What does that mean? What is a disciple, really?
Questions include:
  • In another interview you spoke of creating communities. What lead you to the creation of these communities?
  • You spoke a of discipleship, and I think for many people that concept is a foreign one, or at least an unfamiliar one.
  • Some people think that discipleship implies a certain mindlessness. Is that true?
  • When we read of gurus who seem to flaunt tradition or who seem crazy, of which there have been many in the 20th century, are they not true gurus?
  • It seems quite a privilege and blessing to have a guru — how do you go a out finding a guru?
  • What can we do to prepare ourselves?

Ask Me About Truth

Swami Kriyananda answers questions about truth and many spiritual subjects, as he learned about them directly from Paramhansa Yogananda. (These talks were recorded in 2012, before Swami Kriyananda's passing.)