“To those who think me near, I will be near.”
In Honor of Yoganandaji’s Mahasamadhi
Paramhansa left his body on 7 March, 1952. His soul is ever present.
From The New Path by Swami Kriyananda:
“‘To those who think me near, I will be near.’
How often since Paramhansa Yogananda’s lips were sealed in death have we, his disciples, experienced the fulfillment of that deathless promise. Truly, his was not death at all, but mahasamadhi, ‘the great samadhi’: a perfected yogi’s final, conscious exit from the body as he merges with the Infinite.
One of the first proofs we received of our Guru’s victory over death came from Forest Lawn Memorial-Park, in Glendale, California, where the casket containing his body had been kept unsealed for twenty days pending the arrival of two disciples from India. On May 15 of that year Mr. Harry T. Rowe, Mortuary Director of Forest Lawn, sent Self-Realization Fellowship a notarized letter:
‘The absence of any visual signs of decay in the dead body of Paramhansa Yogananda offers the most extraordinary case in our experience. . . . No physical disintegration was visible. . . . This state of perfect preservation of a body is, so far as we know from mortuary annals, an unparalleled one. . . . The appearance of Yogananda on March 27, just before the bronze cover of the casket was put into position, was the same as it had been on March 7. He looked on March 27 as fresh and as unravaged by decay as he had looked on the night of his death.’
The casket was closed and sealed after twenty days, when word came that the two Indian disciples would not be able to make the journey. Later, one of them reported that Master, after his mahasamadhi, had appeared to him in his physical form and embraced him lovingly. Others in America, too, received this grace of his physical resurrection.”
Online with Ananda: Friday Inspirational Talk Series
Every Friday we offer a free 1-hour inspirational online class, 7:30-8:30 pm with different Ananda teachers Upcoming Classes:
7th March: The Importance of Soul Receptivity with Brahmachari Jemal
14th March: The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita with Nayaswami Jaya
Visit the online classes page for more details on how to view these classes.
Blogpost from Nayswami Jaya
Read “Anger” with thoughts on how to release the habit of anger.
Years ago, in a moment of frustration, I spoke very harshly to a co-worker. To my horror, she broke into tears under the weight of my assault and I still remember my feelings of regret and deep dismay at my inability to control myself. I had been shooting bullets of disharmony into a crowd of innocents. I see so much anger these days and wonder why. Is it really on the rise or am I simply more sensitive to it now? …(read more of this post…)
This Week’s “A Touch of Light” Blogpost from Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi
Nayaswami Jyotish’s article, “The Power of Five Minutes”
Have you ever finished meditating and then realized you’d been so unfocused that you could hardly remember what happened? Paramhansa Yogananda defined meditation as “deep concentration on God or one of His aspects.” In order to achieve this, we need to bring the consciousness to one-pointed attention at the spiritual eye.
The first few minutes after closing our eyes is extremely important. Here are some things that have helped me during those critical first moments:
When I go into our meditation room, I remind myself that I am there only to meditate. I try to put everything else on the shelf and not to think about people, projects, or problems for this period of time……(read more of this post and sign up to receive these…)
A New Moksha Mandir for Swami Kriyananda
A new place of pilgrimage is being created at Ananda Village in America where Swamiji’s body will be laid to rest. Learn how you can be a part of this exciting new project!
It may seem paradoxical, but there is evidence everywhere these days that our beloved Swami Kriyananda is more actively in our lives now than even before his soul’s liberation a
few months ago. He is clearly without limitation in his ability to guide and help us. (read the rest of this letter…)
Swami Kriyananda In Memoriam
Watch videos commemorating the passing of Swami Kriyananda on 20 April, 2013.
Watch videos of Swamiji’s talks
Website dedicated to Swamiji
SwamiKriyananda.org has many inspiring videos, photos, articles, and more posted in honour of Swamiji.
Video Series of Swamiji