Jesus Christ and Bhagavan Krishna
“He who perceives Me everywhere and beholds everything in Me, never loses sight of Me, nor do I ever lose sight of him.”
— Lord Krishna
“Whenever anyone utters with reverence the name of Babaji, that devotee attracts an instant spiritual blessing.”
“Banat Banat Ban Jai.” — Lahiri Mahasaya
Swami Sri Yukteswar
“Forget the past. The vanished lives of all men are dark with many shames. Human conduct is ever unreliable until anchored in the Divine. Everything in the future will improve if you are making a spiritual effort now.”
— Swami Sri Yukteswar.
“As long as you are making the effort, God will never let you down!”
— Paramhansa Yogananda
Swami Kriyananda (1926 – 2013)
“True happiness is not the fruit of years of painful struggle and anxiety. It is a long succession, rather, of little decisions simply to be happy in the moment.”
— Swami Kriyananda
Swami Kriyananda (J. Donald Walters) was a direct disciple of Yogananda. He came to his Guru at the age of 22 and trained closely under him for the next three and half years till the latter’s Mahasamadhi in 1952. After his Guru’s passing, Swami Kriyananda spent the rest of his entire life expounding his Guru’s teachings through books, music, lectures, several courses and building spiritual communities on the lines of World Brotherhood Colonies as envisioned by Yogananda.
Yogananda would often tell the younger Walters, “You have great work to do.” In spite of the incredible accomplishments that Swami Kriyananda achieved in fulfilling his Guru’s mission, at the end of his life he stated in reply to a question, that he would like to be remembered only as a good disciple of his Guru.
““The Secret of Meditation is radiating blessings from your heart outward to all the world.”