Krishna to Arjuna: "Know This for Certain, My Devotee Is Never Lost" (With Swami Kriyananda)
June 1, 2023
In this talk, Swami Kriyananda reads from Conversations with Yogananda. Kriyananda wants to help us to remember that our true nature is essentially divine. He emphasizes the importance of following higher guidance and accepting both the positive and negative experiences that come our way with equanimity. Kriyananda shares a number of personal stories and experiences that he had with his guru Paramahansa Yogananda where he learned the importance of heeding guidance in matters both large and small. Kriyananda encourages everyone, including those that do not have a guru, to pay attention to the personal patterns and tendencies that tend to be ignored as they may hold critical lessons for spiritual development and personal growth for us.
Swami Kriyananda reads and comments on his book in the TV series "A Way to Awakening" recorded in India. ABOUT SWAMI KRIYANANDA In 1948 at the age of twenty-two, Swami Kriyananda (J. Donald Walters) became a disciple of the Indian yoga master, Paramhansa Yogananda. Yogananda is best known for his spiritual classic, *Autobiography of a Yogi*. In his book he recalls his experiences growing up in India and his life in America. He writes of meeting the great spiritual master Babaji, and how Babaji reintroduced the life changing meditation technique of Kriya Yoga. He tells of his life with his guru, Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri, of his guru Lahiri Mahasaya, and his meeting with Anandamayi Ma. Yogananda moved to America and developed the energization exercises and taught the meditation techniques of Hatha Yoga and especially Kriya Yoga. #kriyananda #yogananda #ananda