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What the Astral World Is Like (With Swami Kriyananda)

A Way to Awakening, Episode 175
Swami Kriyananda
April 22, 2023

Swami Kriyananda reads and comments on his book Conversations with Yogananda in the TV series "A Way to Awakening" recorded in India.

Kriyananda sings Oh, God Beautiful that Paramhansa Yogananda also chanted with an enthralled audience of over 3000 people at Carnegie Hall in 1926. Kriyananda shares from Conversations with Yogananda and relates a couple of stunning incidents involving Yogananda that dramatically changed people's lives.

Swami encourages us to remember the nature of our true selves - a nature beyond the physical form and astral realms that encompass the divine in us all. We may follow different paths Kriyananda says but he is only interested in converting people to their higher selves to stir their love for God and the pursuit of that higher self.

ABOUT SWAMI KRIYANANDA In 1948 at the age of 22, 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.

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