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« on: June 01, 2015, 09:30:46 AM »
This is the title to the new movie about the life and times of Paramahansa Yogananda. I have tickets to see it tonight, which might be the only screening here.

Yogananda was, to me, one of the most interesting people of the twentieth century. His book, Autobiography of a Yogi has been responsible for introducing more Americans to Indian concepts of spirituality than any other source, I'm pretty sure.

Less well known are his other works, several of which were aimed at getting us Westerners to see the ministry of Jesus through a different lens than the one we were given in our various Christian churches.

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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2015, 04:32:27 PM »
Is this screened by SRF  ?  They are living in the past.
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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2015, 04:45:15 PM »
This is the title to the new movie about the life and times of Paramahansa Yogananda. I have tickets to see it tonight, which might be the only screening here.

Yogananda was, to me, one of the most interesting people of the twentieth century. His book, Autobiography of a Yogi has been responsible for more introducing more Americans to Indian concepts of spirituality than any other source, I'm pretty sure.

Less well known are his other works, several of which were aimed at getting us Westerners to see the ministry of Jesus through a different lens than the one we were given in our various Christian churches.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/GyLkg3uDe1c&fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/GyLkg3uDe1c&fs=1</a>


So Ed, are his methods inner based contemplation for spiritual enlightenment ?
Looks like a great time. Have fun !
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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2015, 05:19:00 PM »
This is the title to the new movie about the life and times of Paramahansa Yogananda. I have tickets to see it tonight, which might be the only screening here.

Yogananda was, to me, one of the most interesting people of the twentieth century. His book, Autobiography of a Yogi has been responsible for more introducing more Americans to Indian concepts of spirituality than any other source, I'm pretty sure.

Less well known are his other works, several of which were aimed at getting us Westerners to see the ministry of Jesus through a different lens than the one we were given in our various Christian churches.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/GyLkg3uDe1c&fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/GyLkg3uDe1c&fs=1</a>


So Ed, are his methods inner based contemplation for spiritual enlightenment ?
Looks like a great time. Have fun !
he was a fully realised master like jesus. But instead of dying for our sins or at least dying by natural or unnatural causes,  he left his body of his own volition elijah style.  The only meditation retreat i ever attended was in
2006 i think, run by srf  vegetarian and silent Of course. The lessons left by yogananda are excellent. Short reads too,  get them u will like em.  But the praying and singing praises to him  occasionally opining that "master is here!!!" is a waste of time imo.
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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2015, 08:56:23 PM »
I read the Autobiography several years ago now, and it really moved me. I've read just a few bits of his other many writings. I don't think he had any desire to be worshiped. Just wanted to show the way.

Great movie, btw with a lot of great film of Yogananda, and wonderful archival film footage of George Harrison, Ravi Shankar and many others talking about him.

Steve Jobs had copies of Autobiography of a Yogi handed out at his funeral service.

I knew Yogananda founded schools in India, which he thought early on would be his great life's work. But I never knew they were known as "How to Live Schools", combining academics with yoga and other life skills. That's what's needed now, more than ever. Schools fail to teach kids how to live.
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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2015, 03:24:01 AM »
Thanks for the info guys. I'll look into his works.
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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2015, 05:28:22 AM »
Is this screened by SRF  ?  They are living in the past.

I don't think so. It wasn't sponsored by SRF (Yogananda's organization, Self-Realization Fellowship).

They must have sanctioned it, however. Several SRF leadership types were interviewed, as well as various celebrity devotees.
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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2015, 05:49:38 AM »
are his methods inner based contemplation for spiritual enlightenment

Short answer,yes.

He taught what he referred to as Kriya Yoga, of which sitting meditation is the primary technique.

Yogananda attributed his description of Kriya Yoga to his lineage of gurus, deriving it via Sri Yukteswar Giri and his master Lahiri Mahasaya, from Mahavatar Babaji (fl. 1860s). The latter is reported to have introduced the concept as essentially identical to the Raja Yoga of Patanjali and the concept of Yoga as described in the Bhagavad Gita.[5] (wiki)
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