Some thoughts on this classic Divine scripture
“AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A YOGI” by Paramahansa Yogananda
To really get at the heart of this spiritual classic takes most persons more than one reading, as it all depends where one is in their personal evolution. As we grow and change, 20 years from now we will be a very different person. You will see what you missed before. You will know more of what is really within your soul. Because we are at such different places, some may not see anything for themselves at first.
That is why occasional rereading of such profound books as A/Y keeps on giving. I am not suggesting that one waits 20 years to do that second and third reading, as even now we can miss so much. Also, the books one reads from SRF are not just the plagiarized copies of another person’s works, SRF editions are cleared and approved by a board of Personally trained Yogis that Yogananda Himself set initially up years ago specifically for his work.
From my own research, practice. training, and experience, I would only trust publications of Paramahansa Yogananda’s books and lessons that come from Self-Realization Fellowship Publishers/ and or YSS.
Not only because that is what the master wanted, but many of those persons who did
the final editing for Yogananda were personally trained by Him for a long time, but also because those same persons are very advanced souls and exceptional editors who deeply and clearly understood what the Master wished and what He taught.
Some who left this great SRF/YSS work of Yogananda’s are the ones who really began distorting and plagiarizing His wisdom to suit their own agendas when they broke that spiritual connection with this sacred lineage of Gurus. They may no longer be “direct disciples” of Paramahansa Yogananda.
They have made some false claims about themselves and their place with the Master work.
I personally knew some of these persons!
As human nature goes, there are a lot of 2nd rate copycats out there who are attempting to glorify themselves disrespectfully publishing all of parts or Paramahansa Yogananda’s works [copies of stuff He updated before his demise]. They use Yogananda’s name to make themselves look authentic – they are not. Everybody’s trying to get a piece of the action, alas on closer investigation – they don’t even come close to being anyone’s Guru! Some are a lot of talk and little spirit.
Talk is cheap!
If it’s Yogananda’s wisdom and blessings you want, His only org to trust is YSS/ Self-Realization Fellowship [Publishers]. Paramahansa Yogananda is SRF/YSS! – not the bricks and mortar but the soul of this great spiritual world wide community – a shining light for all kriyabans.
If You bought the orange covered SRF/YSS edition as shown below!
The living Master, Paramahansa Yogananda will personally show you when you should read it again
– and so much more will be revealed to you. You may be ready for the next great step on your spiritual journey !
Take the Lessons course from YSS/SRF and watch your life transform from the little self into the Real Greater Self! Watch your consciousness change from commonality to creativity and light -literally!
You know it’s sort of like when we first see the ocean and are filled with awe – it is so grand and expansive. Yet, when we are serious enough to dive deep beneath the surface – that first awesome feeling is expanded in our consciousness a thousand times. This is the analogy of one who pursues the Master’s life and work far beneath the surface and first readings!
This is a World Class eye opening scripture that explodes a lot of myths blowing old dogmatic beliefs out of the water. This book will rid you of all that old outdated dogmatic programming without alienating what good and faith you may already experience in your sacred life.
Above all, when you awaken from your dogmatic sleep of the masses, you will know that:
There NEVER was only one Christ – many continents have produced them.
THERE NEVER WAS ONLY ONE WAY
THERE NEVER WAS ONLY ONE SAVIOR ( Guru ) (Son of God)
THERE NEVER WAS ONLY ONE HOLY BOOK, True Faith or belief system.
Do not mistake celebrity status (attracting millions without any realization) with true self-realization.
Paramahansa Yogananda came to America at a time when the physical sciences were making people a little starry eyed about civilizations minimal achievements in the world of physics and sciences, a physical world of Relativity that is mostly a world of light and shadows [chiaroscuro]. Einstein and Yogananda brought some real light into what can make everyone’s life more worth living and full of light and love.
He introduced us more fully into the: Science of Religion, without the suffocation and narrow views of “Followers of the Book.” and the would be celebs of technology. The tired old outward looking sea of
Instead, Yogananda brought us the theory and science of the soul and spirit. Looking inward as well!
Most of all, from the faultless example of His own divine life,
He showed us the how and why of exploring inner space for true enlightenment.
The science of Kriya Yoga with devotion that Yogananda shared with the world is still the most
advanced technology ever received by the consciousness of humanity.
India’s greatest gift to the Planet Earth!
Yogananda personally brought us this saving grace that guides and protects
all sincere YSS/SRF Kriya yogis on this sacred path. He remains a living Guru/Prophet/ Savior !
Meditation is the way – Kriya Yoga meditation with devotion is the greatest way!