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Teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda Jogi

Paramahansa Yogananda known as “yogi” was born in “Mukunda Lal Ghosh ” on January 5,  1893. He was known as “Yogi”, “Guru” or Indian monk.

Paramahansa Yogananda known as “yogi” was born in “Mukunda Lal Ghosh ” on January 5,  1893. He was known as “Yogi”, “Guru” or Indian monk. He started an organization named “Self-Realization Fellowship” (SRF) and also introduced the teaching of meditation and “Kriya Yoga”. He is also known as “Father of Yoga”  due to his long influence in American yoga movement.

In 1920 he started the Self-Realization Fellowship(SRF) and in 1925 he established headquarters of SRF  in Los Angeles, California, USA

Yogananda teachings

Yogananda breakdown points about his aims and ideals for his followers in Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF):

  • To disseminate among the nations a knowledge of definite scientific techniques for attaining direct personal experience of God.
  • To teach that the purpose of life is the evolution, through self-effort, of man’s limited mortal consciousness into God Consciousness; and to this end to establish Self-Realization Fellowship temples for God-communion throughout the world, and to encourage the establishment of individual temples of God in the homes and in the hearts of men.
  • To reveal the complete harmony and basic oneness of original Christianity as taught by Jesus Christ and original Yoga as taught by Bhagavan Krishna; and to show that these principles of truth are the common scientific foundation of all true religions.
  • To point out the one divine highway to which all paths of true religious beliefs eventually lead: the highway of daily, scientific, devotional meditation on God.
  • To liberate man from his threefold suffering: physical disease, mental inharmonies, and spiritual ignorance.
  • To encourage “plain living and high thinking”; and to spread a spirit of brotherhood among all peoples by teaching the eternal basis of their unity: kinship with God.
  • To demonstrate the superiority of mind over body, of soul over mind.
  • To overcome evil by good, sorrow by joy, cruelty by kindness, ignorance by wisdom.
  • To unite science and religion through realisation of the unity of their underlying principles.
  • To advocate cultural and spiritual understanding between East and West, and the exchange of their finest distinctive features.
  • To serve mankind as one’s larger Self.

yogananda gives in depth instruction about practice of yoga science of God realization in his book “The Self Realization Fellowship Lessons”. According to Yogananda his students need for the direct experience of truth instead of blind belief. He explained that “Religion is not belief but actual experience”. For the knowledge of religion one must know about God.   

yogi teaches that the entire universe is God;s cosmic picture while teaching traditional Hindu teachings. He said that individuals are actors in this divine play and can change roles through reincarnation. According to Yogananda deep suffering is rooted in identifying mankind closely instead of the movie’s director or God.

Talk with God

According to Yogananda he claims that anyone can talk with God. if someone kept preserving in the request to speak with God with devotion. He also said that he had spoken with God multiple times. 

Read Yogi’s autobiography Here

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