My personal journey in spirituality began many years ago. I always spoke to God but didn’t know which form to worship. Then one day, at Lord Krishna’s temple, I suddenly felt a deep connection. I asked God for a Guru…somebody who could guide me on the spiritual path.
Lord Krishna lovingly answered my prayer through a book—given to me by my nephew—called “Where There Is Light” by Paramahansa Yogananda. I knew immediately that these were the highest teachings available to mankind today. I took initiation (diksha) into the Guru-disciple relationship…and since then am practising the ancient and liberating science of Kriya Yoga. I can truly feel its tremendous power in every part of my life.
Let me tell you a little bit about our teachings and our line of Gurus.
The technique of Kriya Yoga is the same science taught by Lord Krishna to Arjuna, and it was also known to Saint Patanjali and Lord Jesus Christ. Mahavatar Babaji, the deathless Master, revealed the technique to the great siddha, Lahiri Mahasaya in 1861. Lahiri Mahasaya passed it on to his disciple Swami Sri Yukteshwar Giri…who then taught it to Paramahansa Yogananda.
Paramahansa Yogananda went to America in 1920. He was the first great Indian saint to live in the U.S. and spread the ancient wisdom of yoga and