The recent conjunction of Neptune and Jupiter in Pisces which occurred on April 12, 2022, opened galactic portals to spiritual light, and shifted consciousness for those who are ready to go to the next level! In this episode, enjoy inspiration from a spiritual pioneer, Paramahamsa Yogananda, from his book “Autobiography of a Yogi", which is relevant for these times.
It is very appropriate at this time of a major astrological conjunction of Neptune and Jupiter in Pisces, to share this information from a spiritual master who lead a revolution in consciousness over 100 years ago, and inspired so many of us to follow the spiritual path. His teachings are so profound and necessary at this time.
Stay tuned until the end of the episode when Jill reads an excerpt from her favorite chapter of "Autobiography of a Yogi," entitled "Outwitting the Stars."
Paramahansa Yogananda and his book “Autobiography of a Yogi," has had profound impact on many people’s lives including famous people and spiritual seekers for almost a century. Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple, felt a deep heartfelt connection to Yogananda,because of the book Autobiography of Yogi. The only book that Steve had downloaded on his Apple iPad 2 for regular reading was – Autobiography of a Yogi. It is an autobiography written by Paramahansa Yogananda in 1946, in which he discusses his life story,and which introduced many Westerners to meditation and yoga. The book describes Yogananda’s search for a guru, and his encounters with leading spiritual figures such as Therese Neumann, the Hindu saint Sri Anandamaya Ma, Mohandas Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Sir C. V. Raman, and noted American plant scientist Luther Burbank . There is the famous story of Steve Jobs discovering Autobiography of a Yogi at the age of 17 and reportedly read it every single year of his life until he passed away in 2011 at the age of fifty-six. So that’s nearly forty times. Not only that, but he gifted it to every single person who came to his funeral services.
Paramahansa Yogananda was an Indian Saint who was born January 5, 1893 and died on March 7, 1952. He was labeled a “Prema avatar” or incarnation of love. He is best known for his pivotal book, “The Autobiography of a Yogi,” which was published in 1946 and hailed as one of the most important spiritual books of modern times. He began the organization, SRF, Self Realization Fellowship in 1920. Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF) is a worldwide spiritual organization fo legally incorporated as a non-profit religious organization to serve as Yogananda's instrument for the preservation and worldwide dissemination of his writings and teachings. SRF continues to educate many on his teachings, and Kriya Yoga, which were the yogic, breathing and meditation techniques taught by Yogananda. .
Here are some inspiring quotes from Paramahansa Yogananda:
“Live quietly in the moment and see the beauty of all before you. The future will take care of itself......”
“Be as simple as you can be; you will be astonished to see how uncomplicated and happy your life can become.”
“You must not let your life run in the ordinary way; do something that nobody else has done, something that will dazzle the world. Show that God's creative“You have come to earth to entertain and to be entertained.
“There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first; when you learn to live for others, they will live for you.”Listen to The Bearded Mystic Podcast