Paramahansa Yogananda

(05 January 1893 – 07 March 1952 / Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh / India)

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Paramahansa Yogananda (Bengali: পরমহংস যোগানন্দ, Sanskrit: परमहंस योगानं‍द), one of the greatest spiritual figures of the twentieth century, was an Indina poet and also was one of the first Spiritual Masters to bring the Yoga of the East to the aspiring West.

Youth

Yogananda was born Mukunda Lal Ghosh, in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India to a devout Kshatriya family. According to his younger brother, Sananda, from his earliest years young Mukunda's awareness and experience of the spiritual was far beyond the ordinary. In his youth he sought out many of India's Hindu sages and saints, hoping to find an illuminated teacher to guide him in his spiritual ... more »

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My India

Not where the musk of happiness blows,
Not where darkness and fears never tread;
Not in the homes of perpetual smiles,
Nor in the heaven of a land of prosperity
Would I be born
If I must put on mortal garb once more.

Dread famine may prowl and tear my flesh,
Yet would I love to be again
In my Hindustan.
A million thieves of disease
May try to steal the body’s fleeting health;
And clouds of fate
May shower scalding drops of searing sorrow –
Yet would I there, in India,
Love to reappear!

Is this love of mine blind sentiment
That sees ...

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