Wednesday, 6 February 2013

What is a LIVING PROPHET ?




Who is a Living Prophet?
The living prophet is a Living Christ
Who is Paramahansa Yogananda?
Who is MahAvatar Babaji ?
Who is Lahiri Mahasaya ?

by PYislove 2013
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First of all - a living prophet is usually NOT someone we see in this  world of relativity who is occupying a physical form like yourself. Those persons whom you imagine to be "living " are like yourself, spiritually dead. Those who are "true Living Prophets" are not concerned about having physical bodies.
When the body's work is done they drop it, and after that we still see them working in and through the lives of serious devotees and truth seekers.
The "Living Prophet" is often seen by His sincere, loyal, devotees.
This "seeing" can be in visions or in form. By the time one reaches 

such experiences, ones mental state is far more clear than average.

The Living Prophet is not necessarily someone, who in an institutions religious or political process is elected to some patriarchal high office. Now there are some cases where such  persons that are elected can be very advanced spiritually, but not necessarily. This at times only proves that he/she has loyally served the organization and has kept out of trouble.
Certified does not always mean Qualified! Truly great leadership is a precious Gem.

The living prophet may [or may not be] someone who founds a new church or spiritual path. In English we could say that such a person is a small "p" prophet. Such a one may or may not be spiritually reborn- spiritually alive/established in cosmic consciousness or Christ consciousness..

The living prophet is not someone who, by his/her own bold claims, charisma,
or opportunism, has attracted a lot of attention and is in a living bodily form.
It is not the adored icon of millions of blind followers who have succumbed
 to the hooks, lines, and sinkers of a great orator/writer or people mover.

Such followers/devotees have already been programmed to be fed the
on the popular beliefs of a particular culture or system.
Many can always find a great 
following by simply preaching to the converted through a lot of books or public appearances. Telling masses what they want to hear. This can be quite and ego booster. That is why it is better to master the ego via meditation before attempting to "remove the speck from your brothers eye."jc

Beware; There are religious groups that are claiming that their church has the worlds only living prophets who speak not only for their church, but by some vain claim they say they have the authority to give some God's edicts to all mankind. This is a totally false claim!
They are not living prophets by any means - they just like to give themselves vainglorious titles. Beware of those who make claims that are totally unsubstantiated. I assure you that those claims have already been proven to be false!

The true Living Prophet is a Great One who has reached Union with
God/ the Reality of our existence. And is thus qualified to show others
the way out of these cycles of reincarnation, out of the relative every day
world of relativity. Such persons are so very rare!

A real Living Prophet fulfills the scripture: John: 14:12
"Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the WORKS that I do he will do also; and GREATER WORKS than these he will do, because I go to My Father."And, "John 8:51 I tell you the truth, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death."
Some scholars like to rationalized that He didn't really mean that literally. I would say to read this literally finds a great deal of support in the rest of scripture. Such as in ;" The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master... Luke 6:40
This is part of the description of a genuine Living Prophet.

Don't rely on the clerical promises of some salvation on the other side, or the theological promise of a maybe resurrection in a realm unknown to us. Work now to resurrect yourself
from a matter bound slave into an unlimited and free soul. Seek that Reality which is God!

The true Living Prophet is one who through divine grace and great Personal effort effort over many lifetimes in this world,  has been able to overcome his/her endemic human blind
programming and mastered his consciousness and the natural world. This is one who has reached the pure state of Self-Realization. Such a person lives a pure life of disciplined inner bliss, and has a great deal of healing power and wisdom to share. Working in harmony with the divine plan for this world, such one appears free of the misdirections of ego, and is content with whatever he has. Such a one is a being of light. 

The true Living Prophet stands out as a man/woman of truth
purity, and balanced wisdom, and does not display ambitions
of the ego and arrogance attempting to become a celebrity.
He - the Living Prophet - is a remarkable example of humanity's
future evolutionary prospects. He is secure in His unity with His
divine nature, and in all dealings in this world he is never desperate.
Because of His/Her mastery of the elements of this world, including
physical, psychological, and spiritual areas of life, the Living Master
can work equally well whether his/her body as we have come to
know it is dead or alive! Check your history.

Many masters such as Jesus the Christ, Paramahansa Yogananda,
 Krishna etc., 
are still clearly working with their devotees in this world.
The rest of us, until we experience the evolutionary state of
Samadhi/Nirvana/Salvation, are as it is written - are spiritually dead.
This is then also the stature of those whose ego seeks followers,
wealth, or celebrity status, without first achieving divine Self-Realization.


If the Guru is in a body it is nice for a while! Will you see Him much?
He/she may be a very busy person. Most devotees rarely
have the opportunity to spend much time with their Gurus.
What if He dies tomorrow? Nothing is guaranteed in all this.
The wisdom writings left behind by a Great Soul are more than
just words on paper, they are spiritually charged spiritualized 
teachings of the divine law and inspiration.

Here one may want to ask - what about Guru Shishya/ Paramapara?
This long held belief of many past teachers is carried on in SRF/YSS
through the successive Self-Realized presidents of the organization.
This in certain ways, when one is advanced enough, takes
care of the need of lineage succession. And thus, the serious devotees
of Jesus and Krishna and Yogananda, Lahiri Mahasaya, continue to receive the
personal help, protection and assurance in their lives from these Living Prophets,
when they maintain the sacred spiritual link directly with the Master's work[org].


What is Faith?
Faith is not blind belief, Blind belief is not Faith. Blind belief is simply blind belief !
Faith is; the power of creativity, intelligence, and love that changes things in real ways,
from personal self-Realization/self-transformation to ridding ourselves of failure 
and disease, of ignorance and lack, of fear and doubt.
If there are no results, you are practicing blind belief, not faith. If your ideas of belief contradict all evidences of reason and sound research, then you may be involved in Blind belief. But as the scripture wisely says; "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Hebrews 11:1 KJV
I will add to this again, that blind belief is the absence of evidence and results by incorrect ideas. Blind belief is an idea that is emotionally, not rationally held on to. Faith is an idea that stands the proper tests of reason and research.This is where intellectuals often get confused, Faith is the real thing, Belief can be true or false.
Even reason, without proper data, in a mind that has been programmed by society to see only the most limited aspects of a matter, is still caught up in blind belief. This is called "building a house on sand" - it won't stand up for long.

Guidance from the Worlds Great Scriptures;(the legacy of those who have reached the highest states of Human evolution.)


In The Bhagavad Gita Lord Krishna Says; Ch 5, V 17-26
Edition re "The Yoga of the Bhagavad Gita" by Paramahansa Yogananda
(c) Self-Realization Fellowship Publishers LA USA 2007

“He who perceives Me everywhere and beholds everything in Me never
looses sight of me, nor do I ever lose sight of him.” 6:30
"That Yogi stays forever in Me, who, anchored in divine Unity whatever
 His mode of existence, realizes me as pervading all beings.”  6:31
"Their thoughts immersed in That (Spirit), their souls one with Spirit,
their beings purified from poisonous delusion by the antidote of Wisdom.
- such men reach the state of non-return."
Self-Realized sages behold with an equal eye a learned and humble Brahmin,
a cow an elephant, a dog, an outcaste."
The relativities of existence (birth, death, pleasure and pain) have been overcome.
even here in this world, by those of fixed equal mindedness. Thereby are they
enthroned in spirit - verily, the taintless, the perfectly balanced spirit."
The knower of Spirit, abiding in the Supreme Being, with unswerving
discrimination, free from delusion, is thus neither jubilant at pleasant experiences,
nor downcast by unpleasant experiences. "20
Unattracted to the sensory world, the Yogi experiences the ever new joy inherent
in the Self. Engaged in divine union of the soul with Spirit, he attains bliss indestructible." 21
"With sins obliterated, doubts removed, senses subjugated, the rishis (sages), contributing to the welfare of mankind, attain emancipation in Spirit."25
"Renunciants who are desireless and wrathless, mind-controlled, and Self-Realized,
are completely free both in this world and in the beyond."26

The KJV Gospels where Jesus says;
"To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne." Rev. 3:21
"Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name." Rev 3:12

".. The disciple is not above his master: but every one
that is perfect shall be as his master... Luke 6:40 Kjv
“He that hath my commandments , and keepeth them , he it is that loveth me; and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself unto him.” John 14;21 Kjv
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. John 14;12
King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)

 John 14:Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
 2. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
 3. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I amthere ye may be also.  4. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.”
 JOHN 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.  8. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:  9. Of sin, because they believe not on me;
 
10. Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;
 
11. Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.
 
12. I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.
 
13 .Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
 
14. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.”

Yogananda's promise to all SRF devotees...............
Devotees who are in tune with Him through this great work...........

"God has sent you to me, and I shall never fail you... "Even when I am gone my help will always be given to devotees all over the world, if they keep in tune. Never think for a moment that when I am physically absent from you all, I am not otherwise with you. I shall be just as deeply concerned for your spiritual welfare when I am no longer in the body as I am now. I shall always be watching over each one of you, and whenever a true devotee thinks of me in the silent depths of his soul, he will know that I am near." 

Paramahansa Yogananda, quoted in the SRF calendar, August, 1993. 


 In a letter to Rajarsi Janakananda from Yogananda, September 19, 1935;
" To be known by God is everything. Like Buddha who gave up everything,
live only for God, Self-Realization Fellowship, and Guru's work,
and you will attain everlastingness in heaven."



Swami Adi Sankara  circa 788- 820AD

“There are those pure souls who have attained peace and greatness. The bring good to mankind, like the coming of spring. They themselves have crossed the dreadful ocean of the world. Without any selfish motive, they help others to cross.”
“A Teacher[Guru/prophet] is one who is deeply versed in the scriptures, pure, free from lust, a perfect knower of Brahman, calm like the flame when its fuel is consumed, an ocean of the love that knows no ulterior motive, a friend to all good people who humbly entrust themselves to him.”
 Page 38-39 , Vedanta Press, Crest-Jewell of discrimination, 1947 translation by Swami Prabavananda and Christopher Isherwood. Mentor Books.

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".. The disciple is not above his master: but every one
that is perfect shall be as his master... Luke 6:40

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Autobiography of a Yogi [SRF editions only] 
            Where Paramahansa Yogananda writes;
While Yogananda was meditating for hours at the holy Dakshineswar Temple
near Kolkata this was one of His great experience in Yoga Samadhi;

"My instant petition to the divine mother was instantly acknowledged. First , a delightful cold wave descended over my back and under my feet, banishing all discomfort. Then to my amazement the temple became greatly magnified. Its large doors slowly opened, revealing the stone figure of the Goddess Kali. Gradually the statue changed into a living form , smilingly nodding in greeting, thrilling  me with joy indescribable  As if by a mystic syringe, the breath was withdrawn from my lungs; my body became still though not inert.
An ecstatic enlargement of consciousness followed. I could see clearly several miles over the Ganges River to my left. and beyond the temple to the Dakshineswar precincts. The walls of all buildings glimmered transparently; through them I observed people walking to and fro over the distant acres.

"though I was breathless and my body remained in a strangely quiet state, I was able to move
my hands and feet freely. For several minutes I experimented in opening and closing my eyes,
In either state I saw the distinctly the whole Dakshineswar panorama..............................."
[from page 183, Autobiography of a Yogi, (c) Self-Realization Fellowship Publishers LA USA.]
It was during this experience that Yogananda's prayer was answered that changed his sisters 
marriage, and resulted in a major transformation in the life of his brother in law."
This is the power of a living master to effect change and experience life beyond the limits
of human sensory limits. This ability continues after the death of the body - thousands of witnesses
have testified that after Paramahansa Yogananda's body death they have received a great deal of amazing help from Him personally and indirectly.

SRF/YSS Living Prophets 
    Jesus Christ  4bce - 29ce
        Bhagavan Krishna  3000 BC
             Mahavatar Babaji  unknown
                  Lahiri Mahasaya   1828 - 1895
                         Swami Sri Yukteswar  1855 - 1935
                       Paramahansa Yogananda 1893 - 1952



To read about the history and works of these Avatars lives, I recommend starting with 
the orange covered paper back edition of  Paramahansa Yogananda's 
"Autobiography of a Yogi." [shown below]
Note; all other non - SRF 1946 editions are incomplete and out of date, including Kindle. 

Read this edition for the real Yogananda!
This is the book that really tells the world about Living Prophets.



If you can't make it through the whole book. or if you have read it 
only once, you are not ready for the depth and value of the message.
This is ok, as the world is full of the various ideas
to meet the different needs of all seekers.
If this Holy path is for you - you will know it.
But what is in this classic is worth the effort of careful study!
Yet! Amazing and inspiring as the Autobiography is, this is just the 
beginning of your accelerated journey of Self-transformation to a better life.
Check in here for more data on the how to of meditation
& Paramahansa Yogananda: http://www.yogananda-srf.org/



Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Paramahansa Yoganandaji's Ways of Wisdom, Love and Grace.

This site is about the example and life lessons one can learn from the Revelations, life, and Inspired teachings of a modern day Saint/Yogi/manifestation and world class Teacher/Guru.
The founding of the Self-Realization Fellowship/Yogada Sat Sangha, and the legacy left by Paramahansa Yogananda are an advanced global spiritual dispensation needed by many in this 21st century and beyond. Thousands of years will pass before it even looks out of date.
Yogananda brings great emphasis on creating more harmony among the worlds religions and nations, bringing Peace & Brotherhood instead of war, and how to attain communion with Reality/God through Grace and Personal Effort.
This site will also deal with the great question of the need for a Guru of Self-Realization on the path of self-transformation.//////
SRF/YSS is not New Age, although it is similar to New Thought.
It is not a cult, it is a community of souls working towards spiritual freedom before death, 

Self-Transformational growth and Self-Realization.
"It is not a branch or offshoot of any other major faith, It is not a creed or dogma" said Yogananda, " it is the science of the soul and Spirit," The Science of Kriya Yoga.
A non-sectarian society sharing  the essence of all great spiritual paths.
Self-Realization Fellowship does not seek to take anyone away from their faith,
or abrogate the essential teachings of true previous divine dispensations.
But it has come at this time, after centuries of misdirection of the masses,
 to restore the original teachings of Jesus, Krishna, Sankara, and other Christs, and
show the essential truths underlying all great faiths as a common basis for world harmony.

 You can start right where you now are and transform your understanding
 and consciousness from external popular ideas to inner true belief and wisdom.
Without this major reversal of the direction of your attention and concentration,
there is no true spiritual experience or salvation, no matter what your faith is!

You must learn the art of switching your attention/awareness from the outer 
world of relativity to the inner world or Reality - God.

I hope to share ideas with all open minded persons free of dark prejudices, attachments,
resentments, and competitive attitudes, the many blessing to be obtained from one of
the modern worlds greatest Self-transformational spiritual Masters/ life coaches.
I write here as a witness from the progress I have made in my
own life by listening to and working with a true Guru/Master, a Living Christ.
From when Yogananda first came into my life greater freedom and awareness
and many other blessings continually flow into it. Obedience to  a true Living
Guru, freeing one from sense slavery and increasing mastery of all aspects ones life
is the road to real freedom. Stay the way you are and you will never leave slavery!
The glowing history of so many divinely God Realized persons
who are in this YSS/SRF lineage,  and with the sincere practice of these
teachings are an unbroken testimony that is undeniable to honest seekers.
The evidence is completely in the results, are you humble enough to take many
years to learn about such results through study and practice?
Anything worthwhile is worth the effort! meditation + devotion is the way!
 If not - this may not be for you!

This is a profound, demanding, and advanced spiritual, mystical path, based upon the science of Kriya Yoga.  It is a balanced path of love, austerity, and service with great rewards. It is not for those of shallow intellectual disposition, or for the undisciplined loafers, who egotistically never will change themselves. It is not appealing to person who seek to be missionaries or teachers long before they are ready. You can't save the world until you save yourself.  If you imagine in your small intellect you know more than these great ones/the living prophets, this path is clearly not for you..
It is not a path for those who are lazy, restless, and weak of will, or cynical.

Persons self enamored with their own overblown intellects are correct in thinking
 a real God cannot be known by their prime intellectual method alone,
truth will be most often evasive. Those who have penetrated to the heart of
Reality/Brahman have done so by adding the powers of devotion and intuition
 to their great intellects. It is not intellect alone that will break the barriers
of the worlds illusions, of your limited programming - but intellect plus intuition plus yoga sciences!
This is now a real intelligence which leads to true faith true realization of the Self.

Reason alone, working through an undisciplined mind that is still locked into the
 cultural limitations of ones childhood programming is equally as blind as blind faith.
Half of our brain - the intellect works with reason, good but still just the
 intellect rehashing its old patterns. Thus reasoning can be just a s flawed as blind faith.
Intellect is also the victim of limitations of wrong data and/or incompetent assessments. The missing ingredient is highly developed intuition. This is how the Great Ones found their way to Reality/Salvation and knew God before death. We all have the opportunity of accelerating our
evolution and permanently be free of forced reincarnation.
  Intuition is from the other half of our brain and is most effectively developed
through Kriya Yoga meditation and spiritual devotion.
When these two faculties are developed and balanced then one is blessed with a very clear and insightful clear intelligence. Intuition and reason together can show one the way with the help of one who is already there. The Guru is in a class beyond expert and is indispensable to the totally serious seeker. Whereas a teacher or cleric is suitable for the average devotee.
A true savior -Guru- Spiritual master...One who has attained Yoga
[union with the One Reality] and knows God no longer depends upon a human body
to work with His/Her devotees. So he/she does not need a succession of gurus for parampara
to be validated.

In the 19th & 20th century, India, Santana Dharma, [yoga] produced a
number of great souls who are the equal of any savior to ever be
known in Human history. Yogananda and many other credible writers have
now brought this to the world's attention. Claims to the contrary are made by
fearful protective bound believers who cannot bear the competition. Who may
yet be steeped in the towers of intolerant exclusivism.
Why do we need to follow anyone at all? Without religion many can lead a life of
goodness. That does cover the level of leading a moral live. However in the
field of true religion morality is only the foundation - nothing more.
So until one is self-realized, we are as blind people wandering through
unproductive years full of the false promises of our ancestors.
In this relative world we are still only barely existing in another level of
dreaming. Relativity is not reality - it is relativity!
The Great Ones are Masters who have found the way to reality, they can
show us the way out of all of this false programming.
They know the best way out of this dream world of Relativity.
Do you still believe this world is real, or that it can meet all your needs?
Millions have found otherwise.

All endeavors are similar, if you want the best guidance and success
you must work with an expert, one who has already made it there and
back and knows the way...only such true Gurus can really help you in this
most difficult of all human quests.

Persons with self-exaggerated presumptions of their own status who have imagined that by a few short readings and brief periods of practice they think they have an clear understanding of Yogananda and the Self-Realization teachings and history are sadly mistaken. You don't!
Or persons who are under the influence of copy cat teachers and are not what they seem.
We see this all the time from detractors of Yogananda's work
who have somehow assumed, either with misunderstanding or
by other private agendas, that they know only the presumed faults of a
spiritual master whose stature they have not yet even begun to grasp.
Many of these detractors are still suffering from a deep
stress of cognitive dissonance.  Follow them NOT!


¿Qué es .... Autorrealización?
Paramahansa Yogananda nos dice que;
"Self-Realization es el conocimiento-en cuerpo, mente y alma, que somos uno con la omnipresencia de Dios, para que nosotros no tenemos que rezar para que venga a nosotros, que no somos más que cerca de él en todo momento, pero que la omnipresencia de Dios es nuestra omnipresencia, que somos sólo una parte tan importante de él ahora que nos volverá a ser .............. Todo lo que tenemos que hacer es mejorar nuestro conocimiento ".




      What is ....Self-Realization?
Paramahansa Yogananda tells us that;
      
"S
elf-Realization is the knowing-in body, mind and soul- that we are one with the omnipresence of God; that we do not have to pray that it come to us, that we are not merely near it at all times, but that God's omnipresence is our omnipresence ; that we are just as much a part of Him now as we ever will be. .............  All we have to do is improve our knowing."

What do you really want? Community comfort or the sure Path of finding Reality?
NOTES TO A
 SERIOUS SEEKER OF TRUTH


by PYislove   25 October 2012

I can appreciate that some of you have a longing of many questions to be answered. It is a sign that you sincerely would like answers to your dilemma/confusion. 
My heart goes out to you - I have been there!

Before I was ever introduced to Paramahansa Yogananda and Self-Realization Fellowship I was studying the Bible, and only knew a little about Yoga, and nothing about biblical languages.
Yet, even then I saw that Reincarnation and Yoga are all through the bible - especially the Gospels.
But it was not until after I began to understand the intimacy and significance of the master/disciple relationship that I became aware that Jesus never implied that He was the only way to salvation for all nations and culture. A mind expanding pluralism that is now well supported by the availability of much the worlds great historical data and sacred writings the WWW has brought to our fingertips.

Moreover, just like our friend Ralph Waldo Emerson, once I found the Bhagavad Gita
I knew I was on the right track. It was a beginning on the path to true salvation. Once Emerson read that remarkable holy book and He used it as his personal bible for the rest of his life. [read what he has said about it - it's amazing].
Buddha also was a Yogi through and through. As was Jesus and others too.
If you can't see these things in the bible, it is because of your cultural programming.
They also had teachers and Gurus. Make no mistake, these are two very different types of mentors.

It can be somewhat dissollusioning when one runs into a mystical advanced path like Kriya Yoga before one is ready and is still drifting in the wind looking for everything else.
Those "who have grasped the import" and value of SRF yoga by and large [like 98%] have gained immeasurable freedom and self-transformation in their lives. This is one of the main reasons why Yoga is literally sweeping the world- and this is just the beginning.
It is all because of the results, what you may read in the Autobiography of a Yogi is only the 
beginning of this wonderful life enhancing adventure. And if you've only read that book once
you may miss most of its valuable message.

Reincarnation? Just how all this started who in the world knows? 
Just like people now living on Aboriginal lands of the western world.
The whole process seems to have come about by the greatest of political evils and genocide. 
The problem is we now live here and it is too crowded to all head back to Europe
 so we must work at life where we are and make something good from now on.

Likewise here we are born into this world, and the scientific and spiritual evidence in mounting like crazy that reincarnation is the most plausible process re souls living in these bodies over and over.

So, in this modern age we are so fortunate that we now have more ways of testing
 this truth and now have various great paths and methods of bringing the process to an end.
The decision is fully and clearly ours.

AS we can see from Yogananda's definition of Self-Realization -
 ""Self-Realization is the knowing-in body, mind and soul- that we are one with the omnipresence of God; that we do not have to pray that it come to us, that we are not merely near it at all times, but that God's omnipresence is our omnipresence ; that we are just as much a part of Him now as we ever will be. ...... All we have to do is improve our knowing."

This is what it's all about. Self-responsibility and initiative. It is not about all that other stuff of paying a priesthood or club to guarantee us a place in some heavenly realm. Promises, Promises...by those who have no power to guarantee them.

Jesus was never about intolerant exclusivism. "Only one way " Reincarnation was not from any form of paganism, It was at that time a beloved wisdom of even the Hebrews and Greeks, even though some pagans did come to believe in it. And of course today nearly half of Christians believe in it - and still growing. So much for Justinian's terrible edict passed by a kangaroo court to make it an anathema! That change was not dictated by any spiritual wisdom, not by some theological rational, it was purely for political control.
The result being that after 1500 years of blind religious programming when most church goers read the Gospels they can only see the resurrection day themes. This is the power of programming, and until you free yourself from it, you will continue to only "see through a glass darkly." as Paul said.

Few in history have made this all so clear as Yogananda. Read again and you will see that!
SRF is not perfect - and as they themselves teach so clearly -" that nothing in this world is perfect so don't expect it." But they are a great and caring organization. The Master set it up in a manner that has avoided many of the common pitfalls that plagued previous divine dispensations. Yogananda has brought to the world a great deal of spiritual understanding and the methods of how to become a Christ, how to enrich your life, and the most advanced self-transformational approaches in this modern era.
Some of India's greatest saints acclaimed Yogananda as a true Paramahansa.

http://www.yoganandafortheworld1.com/Paramahansa Yoganandas Spiritual Legacy


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to be continued ......................don't yet presume anything.