Ananda invites you to experience the joy of your own true nature. Discover an expanded sense of harmony, love and peace in your life through ancient and effective techniques of Meditation, Kriya Yoga, spiritually oriented Hatha Yoga, Community and Friendship.Our offerings are based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi, who showed how everyone can realize the Divine in their daily lives as a tangible, loving reality We have teaching Centers to serve you in Providence and Hopkinton RI. Visit us and discover that JOY IS WITHIN YOU!
“To those who think me near, I will be near.”
In Honor of Yoganandaji’s Mahasamadhi
Last SmileFrom 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.
Excerpt from the book, “Paramhansa Yogananda: A Biography”
“A disciple had asked him years earlier, ‘Sir, what can ever replace you, after you have gone?’
With the tenderest smile he had answered, her ‘When I am gone, only love can take my place.’ Love God, in other words, not only for Himself, but also in others. Treat all lovingly who come to you.
Toward the end of his life, Master said to a group of us monks, ‘Respect one another, as you respect me.’
People are a very important part of any life of spiritual service. Our first duty is to love and respect them, as images of God.
Finally, out at Twentynine Palms, I once said to him, ‘Sir, after you are gone, will you be as close to us as you are now?’
‘To those who think me near,’ he replied, ‘I will be near.’”