Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Conversations with Yogananda

This is an account of Paramahansa Yogananda as narrated by Swami Kriyananda (Donald Walters), His disciple. In many ways, reading about a Master through His (or Her) disciple is more fascinating that reading the Master's words themselves. This is because, the disciple's views bring an invaluble facet - the way the Master lived. I recall another book I read some time back, called "Diamond Days with Osho" that brought the same feeling. In this book, one gets a glimpse of Paramahansa Yogananda's towering stature.

What amazed me multifold was that, I had gone through Autobiography of a Yogi at least thrice - and then many more times in random. As expertly as He had weaved His life story, and several others' in the process, he has managed to conceal his Greatness with the same talent. He stands as an example of incredible humility. Without "Conversations with Yogananda", I would have never known this. Despite the countless turmoils Planet Earth is going through, She is truly blessed to have seen people like Him. Just having known Him, and people like Him make the process of being born worthwile.

It seems, one disciple, after he had made a mistake, asked PY "You will forgive me, won't you?". With a helpless look PY tells him, "What else can I do?"

PS: This book is available as a free download.

2 comments:

Radha said...

"Just having known Him, and people like Him make the process of being born worthwile." - Very True!!!

Radha said...

"Just having known Him, and people like Him make the process of being born worthwile." - Very True!!!

 
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