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YOGANANIIA
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Mukunda Lal Ghosh was born in Gorakhpur on January 5, 1893. Great saints predicted that his life would be extraordinary. Even as a little boy, Mukunda had a religious bent of mind. At seventeen, he met his guru, Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri, through whose guidance Mukunda attained divine enlightenment. Sri Yukteswar gave him the sannyas name, Yogananda, and the title. Paiamahansa. Although Yoganandaji wanted to live as a hermit, he submitted to the desire expressed by his Guru and his Param-paramguru, Mahavatar Babaji, that he should spread all over the world the ancient knowledge of Kriya Yoga: a spiritual science for realizing God and making Him a practical part of one's life. To_ accomplish his mission, Yoganandaji founded in 1917 the Yogoda Satsanga Society of India. Later, in 1920, he established in America an international society called Self-Realization Fellowship. +
Yoganandaji's sublimelove of God inspiredteciprocal love inthe hearts of others; he to be known as Premavatar: an incarnation of divine love. He taught that all men can know God personally, and that this is the only lasting cure for humAn suffering. As one of India's truly great spiritual masters, he did pioneering work abroad to establish a living link between East and West, and to demonstrate how vital it is for man to tnite every action to the love and wisdom of God. India paid formal tribute to her great son on the 25th anniversary of his Mahasamadhi by issuing a commemorative postage stamp.
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This Amar Charitra Katha is based on Paramahansa Yogananda's Autobiographv of a Yogr, which is acclaimed all over the world as a classic in Yogic literature.

Scri'pt approVed by the lnternational Publications Council of Self-Realization Fellowship/Yogoda Satsanga Society of India.
@ India BooK House Publishing Co., Bombay-400 039,1982 All rights reserved. Published by H.G. Mirchandani, for lndia Book House Publishing Co.,Rusi Mansion, 29, Nathalal Parekh Marg, Bombay 400 039 and printed by him at IBH Printers, Marol Naka, Mathuradas Vissanji Road, Andheri (East), Bombay 400 059.

Editor: Anant

Pai

Artworks: Souren Roy

PARAtvIAHAN9A YOEANANDA

BABAJ. HAD RETA/NED H/5 EVERqOUTHFUL PHYS/CAL FO&A TO WORK A5 7HE /N9TRUMENT OF OOD FOP |HE UPL/FT

/N

THE qEAR

DUR/No r,ce l<uaEHl /uELA,rk

1894, HE V/9/TED ALLAHAEAD

r-

THAT MAN OVEP fHERE 19 AN ENL'OHIENEO BUT

TROUBLED 1OUL,60AND BRIN6 HIM TO fu\E,

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A REL/GIOUS trE5T/VAL HELD ONCE /N TWELVE VENB'

couNTRlEs, wHo lvoRK rcR 7HE PRACTICAL OOOD
OF A4ANKIND ARE PERHAPS

THE sCIENTI575 OF THE MATERIALIST'C WESTERN

SIR.OIJRUDEV#

IS,CALLIN6

MORE PLEASINE 70

N OCHRE ROBE9.

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I
HAVE SUMMONED

IN A4EET'NO ANY€URU.
TOWARPS THIS

I AM NOT INTERESTED ONE.I

I KNOW

HOW

WILL

TROUBLED

'IOU

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ry
OF THE EA57 AND THE ZEAL FOR
ACT'ON OF THE WEST CAN HELP

4 BLEND'NE

Otr THE SPIRITqALI7

MANKIND. I PERCEIVE POTENTIAL 5AIN75 IN AMERICA AND EUROPE WAITINE TO BE AIVAKENED.

WHOM VOU CAN TRAIN 7O TEACH YO6A IN TT4E

SOME CEARS HENCE, I SHALL SEND VOU A DISCIPLE

/ /

THE D/5C/PLE PROA4/6ED 7P 6HR/ TqKTE9WAR WAS EORN /N OORAKHPUPX ON sTH JANAARI /895,7P EHAOAVAT/ CHARAN OHOSH AND OVANA
I,VE

SHORTL? AFTER H/5
TOMORROW WE WILL TAKE MUKUNDA 1O THE

B/RTHYES. MUKUNDA

MUST RECEIVE

HOME OF OUR OURU,

7HE 5AIN7 '5
BLEgsINO,

SHALL CALL

ouR 50N
MUKUNDA.

7HE NEXT DAY AT LAH/R/ ,1,1AHASAYA,5 HOU,9E

_

LITTLE MOTIIER,gOUR rcN W'LL BE A OREAT qod, HE
WILL LEAD MANT/ 5OUL9

(r
OF

LAH/R/ /\4AHASAcA D/D NOT L/VE TO SEE THE FuLtr/L/UENT H/S PROPHEC?. 9OON AFTERWARDg, HE PA59ED AWAY.

THE 5A/NTL7 NATARE 6H/5 PARENTS HELPED 70 AWAKEN A4AKUNDA,S SP/RITUAL/T? A7 AN

tAotN/No AND EVEN/NO.

EVEN WHEN HE WAS lERq fi,UKUNDA I/,EDITATED EVERL/ DAV,

,( /N EASTERN

U. P.

ONCE, WH/LE HE WA5 /IIED/7AT/NO,
LAH/R/ hlAHASAqA'5

PHq€/CNL

FOR/U ElilE,reED FRO/y1 H/9

,/

WHEN HE WAS ElOHT qEARS OLD' /t'luKuNDA FELL SER/OUOL? /LL.

TI{ERE 15 NO IIOPE LEFT NOW. MEDICINES CAN'7 DO ANYIHINo
AAORE FOR HIM.

DON'T WORRV, CHILD, WHAtr AAEDICINEbo, orjn on,t ru tpc_esENT. €uRu in-lr cAru. AOW,rb HIM AND PRAY. HE WILL CURE

;r

qOU,

/

lUAKUNDA HAD OrcWN TOO WEAK 70 EVEN RA/SE HlS HAND9. gO HE /UENTALLV BOWED 70 LAHL?/

THERE WA5 A BL/ND/NO

FLA5H_

MOTHER. IFEEL
MLICH BETTER

Or OMNIPRESENT A4ASTERI I THANK

ALL THE5E SUPERNATAFAL HAPPEN/NOg PROV/DED /UUKaNDA'9 /NHERENTLI DEVOTDMAL NATURE MTH A DEF.NITE

oNcE, ryHEN /|4UKANDA WA6 AEDITATINO-

WHAT 15 THAT WONDROUS LIOHT LIOHT? 17 rg MovlNo lN Mq DtRECTION !

THE L/OH7 STARTED TAK.NO VAEUE, AUT D/aCEPNIBLE SHAPES.

WI{O ARE

vou?

WE ARE
HIMALAVAN

voot5.

AM

I

WITNESSING

A SUPERNATURAL

V/6/ON OF Tt'lE AND A S/LVERq 9EArt4 OF L/OHT APPEAPED. H//vlALAqAN qOO/6

AT 7H/5 JUNCTURE,

bpnppe,qnso

frE

S' ,"/
I LON6
TO

OOTO THE
HIMALAqAS

AND BE LIKE
, Ft

15

L t(?Ft

I

FILLS ME WITH OREAT PEACE.

I

I^/ONDER

WHAT IT 15?

I

WANT TO

BE ONE WITH YOU.

AFTER 77lE6E EXPEP|ENCE5, A4UKUNDA COULD FEEL 5plFlTaAL pOWEpS OROMNG MTH4N H//n. ONE DAy, A9 HE WAS STUDq/NO W/TH H/9 €/978R, 4/uA-

I

HAVE

A

BOIL

/(

e
'e AFTER APPLV/NO 9O/t4E O/NT/\4ENT ON H/g s/s7EJ?:O LEO, /nUKUNDA ALaO APqL/ED
I4OU HAVE CALLED ME

gn4E ON H/5

AP/YI.

EECAU9E
TO/1/1ORROW

qOUR BOIL WILL BE DOUBLE IN gIZE!

A LIAR! TOMORROI,V

I WILL HAVE A BOIL HERE!

7HE NEXT DAq, TH/NOg HAPPENEDJU6T AE ilUKUNDA HAD PRED/CTED,
MOTHER, MUKUNDA CURSED

qou PoggESS lS A

MUKUNDATTHE pOWER

ME AND Mq BOIL HAS 6ROWN

BIOGER, IT HURTs.

ME A LIARr AND
THAT

OIFT OF EOD. NEVER U1E IT TO HARM

HURT TOO!

/zIUKUNDA /UEI/ER FOROOT HER COUN€EL.

A P/CTUQE OF THE DIV/NE /,4OTHEQ,KAL/,9ANCT/F/ED THE BALCON? OF/rtuKuNDAtS HO/t48. hV THAT oACRED PLACE, /I4UKqNDA FELT H/5 EVERl PRAVER WOULD 8E WaWE,?Ea UMA,I5N'T IT
VHY ARE

WONDERFUL

10u

OqIET?

fr

HOI,V THE DIVINE MOTHER

6IVE5 ME WHArEVER,

>.\\
7HE/vl! !

I SUPPOSE aHE WILL GNE qOU TI@SE
TWO KITES

THE

K/|ES

FLOATED TOWAPD9

/I4UKUNDA EEOAN

A 9/LENT PRAVER,
K/TE5 AND HANDED THE/U
TO

/q\T/KUNDA 9RAEBED THE

H/9 5/9TER,

TNDEEDT THE DtVrNt MOTHER DOE9 LIsTEN 10 rtou t. aur rHtS ts

TOO UNCANNY

SHE RANAWA? /./KE A trR/O/4rE/VED FAWN,

/IIUKUNDA'5 I4'OTHER WA5 H/g DEAREAT FR/END ON EARTH. AND HE LOI/ED TO HEAR HE ETORIffi gTE 7PLD,
,

PLE-E -A9E ! ONE
MORE TALE

ArcUT

4OrHER, LtouR, grAq oN EARTH
SHALL END SOON.
AMULET W'LL MATERI ALISE IN VOUR HANDS WHEN

A SILVER

A3K qOUR sON, ANANTA,lO OIVE IT TO IAUKUNDA ONE C/EAR'AFTER
!1OL/R DEATH. IT WILL VANISH WHEN

qOU MEDITAI,E.

IT I.IA5 SERVED ,79
PURPOSE,

A SILVER AMULET.I. JUST A9THESADHU

PREOICTED!

THEI| ARE 1'M'N6 ^loTHER, qou AwAtl
FROM IAE,

l4oTHER,

cHlLD,

A MOTHER, LIFE AFTER LIFE,g,EE IN MV EYES BEAUIItrUL 3LACK EqES

15 I l^/HO HAVE g/OU LIKE WATCHED OVER

lr

l4tlKUNDA

ALjO

OOT

A 6URPP/68 FRO/vt H/9

EROTHER, ANANTA.
ON I.IER DEpfrH.BED,
MOTHER A'KED ME TO O|VE qOU THt9.

THE /UOA4ENT /qIUKU/VDA TOACHED THE

trEELINO THE EIVE3 MEI. IFEEL I AM RECEIVINo 6U' FROM THE 6REAT IAASTER,S I HAVE KNOWN IN MY PAgT

OH'

WHAT

A

WONDERFUL

THE UROE TO EECO/fiE A COO/ WAs CO/vr/NuOug LV OROW/NO /N /Uu KUNDA.

LET U9 OO TO l.HE HIMALAqAS AND BECOME qOOB, I HEAR
TI.I,Etl CAN CONTROL EVEN

WILD BEAsTs!

I|4UKANDA SECRETL? LEFT HO/|4E

rWO

MTH 80?6 AND BOARPED A TRA/N.

THE

BUT ANANTA, /'IUKUNDA2S ELDER HAD NOT/CED H/9 ABaENCE. HE ALERTED THE POL\CE AND THE BOVS WEEE /NTEPCEPTED.

BMHER,

L/OU? YOU C4N'T

L4OU ARE MUKUNDA, AREN'T 60 ANV FURTHER. VOUR BROTHER

HAs SENT A TELEoRAM. HE WILL SOON BE HERE
TO TAKE YOU HOME!

6OON N4UKUNDA WA5 EACK /N CALCUTTA WHERE H/5 FAlvtLq NOW I/VED,

I DO NOT WANT TO PREVENT YOU FROM SEEKINO OOD, Mg
sON. ON THE
HELP L4OU ACHIEVE L/OUR
CONTRARL4, TO

AtMrt

HAVE ARRANeED TO TEACH qOU

N-{II
BUT FIRST qOU MUST FINISH 9OUR
SCHOOL EDUCATION

IT 15 COMFORTINE TO KNOW THAT Mq FATI{ER 15 NOT AOAINST Mq
SPIRITUAL PURSUITS,

A3 VOU wlgH,
FF' I F1EK.

6r@

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hr}

MTH /Fo/v DETEP/h/NAT/ON, /nuKuNDA Co/wNuED To €EEK @D. oNE
...THEN WHq CAN'T

DAg-

I sEE

HIM?

YOU CAN! TONIoHT WE WILL MEDITATE

UNTIL sRI KRISHNA

t rfi I ,tt

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.a\ r'.
r.

AJDDENLC A BL/ND/NO L/OHT F/LLED THE

I'VE HAD ENOU6H, ! I'M 6orN6 ro BED!
MUKUNDA

I SHALL
NEVER 6IVE

KR0gfiCfllA0

nlE uEeT, AND

/,4UKANDA OENTLq TWCHED H/9 FP/END ON HE\TOO. gqw EHAOAVAN,

EDUCAT/ON. BUT

/N QBED/ENCE 70 H/9 FATHERTS MsHE1./vtuKtJNDA D/D h'or o/rE up H/s ecHooL A F/PE COT,IT/NUED TO BA,EN lN H/S HEART. ALL 7HI5

I5 EARTHL\ KNOIVLEDoE. WHAT I 5EEK E SPIRITUAL TRUTH, I MU97 FIND MY 6URU,

#coNpAR./ &HOOL EaUAT/ON. NOW I WANT TO , MAKE ONE LAgT PLEA,
sON. DO NOT
qOUR FAMILV.
FORSAKE

ftOAffi

NOT 9ER/OU€LV /NTEPEfiTED /N Ht€ €TUD/FI9., lylUKuA/DA CO/UaLETED H/9

/I4UKUNDA'€ HEAPT WA) TOUCHED,BUT THE €P/R/TUAL CRAV/NO WA6 I/ERq.
PLEAgE DON'T KEEP ME FROM SEEKINO Ht}T WHO EAVE qOU TO ME,
LET ME SEEK OOD

ENTERED AN A5H,?AM:

/TIUKUNDA WENT TO I/ARANAS| AND

BLESgIN@5,

wtr1 qouR

"{

lT glD NOT TAKE lvluKuNDA

LONO TO

t uKuNDAtg EFFOFT9
wHq Do qou

AT /I'IED/TAT/ON WEPE

,EENL/EE THAT THE AaHFAA4 DlD NOT HAVE THE @/R/14AL AT/UOSPHEPE HE WAs

SPEND SO MUCH TIME IN MED'TATION?

I SEEK DIRECT
PERCEPT'ON OF

ooo,

DON'T TRq TO REACH 6OD TOO gOON!

TH/o CONSTANT RID/CULE. ON 5UCH occAS/oN6, HE WOULD TOUCH THE STLVER A/z4ULET WHI(H HE KEPT /N A SEALED tsOX,
THE VERLI TOUCH OF

hIUKUNDA WAS O,?EATLY PERTaRBED Bq

THIg AMULET OIVES ME

/_'
lr

ili

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ANdJ/6H, HE CR/ED

THE A/v\ULET HAD D/5AQPEAPED Ag PRED/1TED BL/ THE 6AD|/U. I4UKUNDA WAS ToPN TO THE D/V/NE hIOTHER.

MEPCIFUL MOTHER. BE9,EECH YOUTEACH ME LIOURSELF

I

OR SEND ME A

euRu.

MUKUNDA, WE HAVE TO BUI4 SOME THINOS FOR THE AsF{RAM. COME WITH ME.

f LL COME.

ALL RIEHI,

/I4UKUNDA WAS LOOK/A/O STEAD/Ly AT THAT gAINT Ig DRAWINo ME
TO HIM ! ARE qOU

CRAZV?

50 qou
HAVE COME
TO ME AT

LAST!

* NEAR

CALCUTTA

BUT HE SPENT ALL H/€ 6PARE

T//t4E AT

6HR/ qUKTE€WAR,9 ASHRA/y| AND ,?EOUL4PL?

A4UKUNDA, TRUTH

CANNOT BE €RASPED WITHOUT
CONCENTRATION.

KETtrAI EVEKY
WORD 9OU SA|DtgURUOEV,

I KNOW, 1UT ttOU ARE DREAMIN€ OF THREE lNSTrruTroNS. t/ouR
DREAMS WILL MATERI.

ALISE LATER, BUT

NOW

qOUR, HEART'S DE9IRE SHALL gOON BE FULFILLED !

AT SHp/ qUKTE€WAR tg TOUCH, /UUKUNDA ENTEPED THE STATE OF 6A/I4ADH/-

THE COg/t|/C CONSC/OUSNE65 OF 7HE O/IIN/PRE5ENT, EVER-NEW BL/53 OF OOD,

qou Musr NoT GET LOST IN ECSTASV; '
MUCH WORK REMAINS FOR VOU IN THIS

6URL/r9

A4UKUNM SPENT IIAN? BLE66ED
CO/|4PANq.

/N H/9

"EAR6

SO/YIE T/I/IE LATEP, aHRl qqKTEgWAR APRANOED /N R]R/ TO CELEBRATE THE €U/14/V1ER @L67/CE.

70

TAKE OUT A REL/oloL/g PRocEgsloN

MUKUNDA, PLEASE ACROs5 THE TOWN AND ALON6 THE

LEAD THE DISCIPLE3

CAN WE WALK BARE. FOOT OYER THOSE

ouquDev ! How

FIERq sAND5?

l-:'------'-=

AN UMBRELLA OF CLOUDSi C/OU WILL ALL WALK IN
\l/

T,HE LORD WILL SEND

A3 frON AE THE OROUP LEFT THE A1HRAM, CLOUDS F/LLED THE 6Kq, A9 /F Bq IAAO/C, '

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IT'5

A

MJRACLEI

YOU sEE HOW THE /UOA4ENT THEq PETURNED THE C(PUDS D/OAPPEAPED 6OD CARES FOR US.JUST A5 HE AND 7HE RA/N STOPPED, 9EN7 RAIN AT IAL/ PLEAr SO DOES HE LIgTEN TO ALL

Wrc APPROACI{ I{IM
wlTt{ TRq97.

,UUKUNDA WENT qUKTESWAR.

AT&/CE

TO gH,E/

NOTGURUDEV. OOD
A

ouRuoEv, Mq
FATHER, WANTg ME TO TAKE UP A JOts

MONK's LIFE 15 VERq HARD. WILL
YOU NOT MISS THE

MUKUNDA,

WILL ALWAYS HAVE THE FIRST PLACE IN MY

BUT

I

WANT TOBE

CHILDREN IN YOUR

COMPANIONSHIP OF A W'FE AND

THE CORRECT EDUCAT/ON FOR THE DEVELOPIUENT OF BOD?, /n/ND AND @UL HAD ALWAqS BEEN Au tOent CTOSE TO gWA/14/ q2aANANDA'S geeer. /N /g/7, HE FOTJNDED THE qOGODA SAT5ANOA aOC/ETq AND E6TAAL/5HED 7HE ERAH/UACHARCA V/DYAI A SCHOOL FOR BOq€ A7 RANCH/.

THE PE qOOA NA NDA DEV/ 6 ED A PROOFAI4/t4

E

7R|AL,

FOR TEACH/NE AAP/CULTAPAL, 1NDU9.
CO/n/UERC4AL AND ACA2AT'4C

aUEJECTO, AND

ilEATAT/ON /N THE COURaE,
THROUOH THE qOGA

/NIADED

qOO/C

TECHN|QUE,

PERSON MAV CONSCIOUSLg AND INSTANTLV RECHAREE HIS LIFE -FORCE.

A

-

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X BL/65

CANAND) THROUOH D/[,//NE UN/ON CqOOA)

TWO CEAR6 LATER, RAA/NDRANATH TAOORE /N//TED H/14 70 6HANT/N/KETAN. A CHILD 15 IN HIs
NATURAL SETTINE WHEN AMIDgT FLOWERS AND

I AM VER9 HAPPL/ 70 N TE THATOUR
VIEWS ARE SO SIMILAR.

,

,1

,

ONE DAq' WH/LE I|49D/TAflNO

/N RANCH/ /N

AMERICA'

THE SECLU5\ON OFA 67ORE-ROOfuI, VOAANANDA HAD A V/9/ON,
AMERICAI, SURELq THESE PEOPLE AR,E

6R,EAT 3OUL5 THER,E WAITINO TO BE SPIRITUALLq

I SEE

MANL,I

AMERICAN9!

THE LORD 15 CALLIN€ ME TO

SHORTLq A FTERWAPDE, COaANANDA RECE/VED AN /NV/TAT/ON TO V/5/7 AA4ER/CA. HE CONaULTED gHRl VUKTE5WAR,

FIPST
NOW

RECEIVE AN INVITATION TO A?PRESE

I

I

HAD

A VI5ION

AND

ALL U(JUK|' ARE OPEN TO
YOU NOW!

THE INTERNATIONAL

CONoRESS OF RELIGIOU9

,\_

BUT H/5 FATHER D/DN'T WANT H//V
HOW CAN qOU GO? WHO WILL FINANCE

TO

7I1E l3EO WILL FINANCE

ME, PEPHAPS

THROUOH

flA

I

ME! NEVER!
HAVE OTHEP

HERE 15 THE A4ONEY
MAHASAYA, I WANI YOU TO CARRT/

FOR

THOUAH YOOANANDA HAD SET H/5 HEART ON OO/NO rO A/|4ER/CA, HE HE5/TATED. O OOD, PLEASE ESSUPE METHAT I WILL NOT BE LOST IN THE FO65 OF
MODERN UTILITA

YOUR TRIP. Ag A FA|THFUL DIgCIPLE OF LAHIRI

@/UE HOUP,9 LATEP-

I

WHO COULP IT BE. S,AIP I PION,T

WANT TOBE

pErueeep!

tr ,l
l/ tl llt

(4'

H/AHEST 574rE Ot D/v//tE REAL/,'A7/ON /UAq

8E

KRIqA qOOA,, THE

t 600

SCIENT'FIC TEACHHAg HEARD YouR'
GOD-REALISATIOI

penvee. @ 10 AMERICA-.

YOU RCE THE ONE I HAVE CHO9EN TO SPREAD 1|I{E MES/9AOE OF KRIL/A qOgA

-wlr-r-' u5t/AATELq SPREAD TO ALL
LANDg.

A

EABAJI 6AVE LlOOANANDA SqUE PER^ONAL INaTRUCT/ON' AND UTTERED
FEW SACRED

Prcfl4EClE?,

oN

THE

SH/P, HE PPAqED.

WHAT L'ES

AHEAD?

LOR4 PLEASE BE Mt/ SOLE INSPIRATION.

WE-t

...*-."._ -rlh 't,il, -.-.--

6
\

/N LATE Seereaaee rczo, we 1H/P DOCKED NEAR BOSTON, NEVER €EEN A SWA/,4/ BEFORE. NO, I TELL
ARE qOU A FORTUNE-

ilo6r

AIAEP/M

PEOPLE HOW TO MEND THEIR FORTUNES!

,l
I
/o

CAPTIYATED THE

SPEECH AT THE REL|O/OU5 CONOPEa5 WH|CH

ON OCTOBER6, /92O, qOOANANDA /|4ADE 4

I/457 AUD/ENCE.

RELIoION 15 UNIVERSAL AND IT 15 ONE. WE
CANNOT UNIVERSALIsE

PARTICULAR CU57OM5

AND CONVENT'ONS...

luts wews,oN"THE sc/ENcE oF REL/o/oN" uERE go uELL REIE/zED THAT. FoR Foup I HE THE
'/EAP51
LECTURED

/N

EASTEPN PART OF THE {JN/TED

STATE',

6OD IS ONE. THE PATHS TO HIM MAL/ DIFFERI BUT
THE ACTUAL EXPERIENCE OI OOD 19 THE SAME

-__-_--

EI/EN THE S/NFUL WERE /NFLUENCED Bq H/5
PERSONAL/Tq. ONE DAq_ RA|SE qOUR

THE SWA/vt/ WENT /NTO A STATE OF TRANCE

NE DOES NOT HATE t/9 EVEN !\HEN WE

|

rv\./, t4t\ FEEL t, -AA

aWAfuI/J/'5 LOI/E HAACHANOED 7HE/R HEAR7j,

WE BEO LIOUR PARDON' BUT WE

CAN'T ROB

AND 60 COOANANDA WA5 CALLED PBENNUETER- THE INCARNAT/ON OT LOVE,

HlS LOVE WAi EXPERIENCED B'/ uIULT/TUDE5

/tt
WHq HAVE qOU
AMERICA
P

EEL9VEU 9\)I)q

SROUOHT METO

ffirue

v/s/oN rHAr HE sHouLD o0 ro aL.F,RN4A.

/NNER D/RECT/ON. THE PARTq DROYE UP TO THE TOP OF /I4OUNT WASH/NOTON. tr r5 0uR5! 60D 9HOrvED
IT TO ME IN A VISION,
BUT, OURUJt, tT g4q5 ..PRIVATE PR5PERTL/,,.

/N /925. qOOANANDA AR,Q/VED /N LOO ANOELES AND BEAAN LECTUP/NO THERE, ONE PAq. WII/LE L@K/N6 FOP A PLACE 70 E€TAaL/9H H/9 HEADQUARTEP5, HE FELT AN

h

THROUOH OODg ORACE, qOOANANDA FOUND THAT 7HE PROPERTV ry4$ FOR 6ALE./BT/T HE HAD NO /VIONEq TO PAg FOR /7. THEN
5WAMIJI , ARE qOU NOT OOINO TO EST

WE HAVE FOUND THE
PERFECT BUILDINO, BUT WE DO NOT HAVE TIIE

I AM MOST GRATEFULTO qOU FOR HEALINO ML1 HUa3AND. WILL L4OU ACCEPT THIS DONATION TO HELP TOWARDS THE PURCHASE?

THE AN5WER TO M\1 PRAqER9I.

ooo aLESs

LISH

A MATHI

IN

LO5 AN6EIES?,

9UT EVEN ON THE DAq BEFORE THE PAq/UEA/T wAs DuE, HE D/D /'7 HAVE ENOUOH l4ONEq.

lr

LORD,

wAs qOU

r9 Tl{15 FAIR?
WHO

NS

THE gWAlt/J/ WENT 7O/4/AR29H/9 ROO/U. aI/DDENL/, A MNDOU 8U,857 OPEN AND A OUST OF /4//ND 917 H/9 FACE. HE TURNED AND H/5 EqEs trELL UruN THE

THE WEST!

AH!

I'VE

SUDDENLV

REMEMBERED A
STUDENT WHO MI6HT

xAOtrngrgRc/

\

t{E3, SWAMIJI,

EXPECTEDL'| RECEIVED

I

HAVE UNt^/lLL

so//.e MoNEv.

t/ou

7HE NEXT DA</, ANOTHER /hAN WAS THERET TOO, WA|T/NO 70 auq THE PROPERTq,'

I wtLL, INDEED PLEASE gEATTHEPEAL
ESTAIE A6ENT'5 OFFICE

t

-

AT

NOON TOMORROW

OPPORTUNITq

TO OET THAT

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