Awake: The Life of Yogananda is discussed "minute by minute" in this podcast. This film/documentary depicts the life of Paramahansa Yogananda, in a way that is intended for the general populace.
The hosts are Priyank, Mike and Chris - a group of friends with a shared passion and devotedness to their Guru. If you enjoyed the film this is the podcast for you!
Listen on: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Castbox and Player FM
Unofficial + not linked to SRF/YSS
Minute 5: There is no reason not to follow your heart
Minute 5 Script:
Steve Jobs apparently had only one book on his iPad. Lo and behold, that book turns out to be the Autobiography of a Yogi.
(FEMALE INSTRUCTOR SPEAKING INDISTINCTLY)
Yoga, for many, has become something that you do with your body.
But the yogis never taught that.
The way that Yogananda taught yoga, was use the body, you have a body, but it's really about the mind.
Expanding your consciousness.
Who am I? Who you are?
Why we came to this Earth as a human?
LI MIAO TSENG:
It's really very easy to get lost in the complexity of life.
We're conflicted beings as humans.
One of the deepest things about us is that our lives don't make sense, except in the mystery.
Minute 4: If I hadn't read that, I probably wouldn't have a life
Minute 4 Script:
Bless me that with the awakening dawn… I may awaken all souls with my own… and bring them to Thee.
He wasn't trying to sing prettily, wasn't trying to entertain people.
He was singing, you know, to God. It was so powerful.
While I was in India, I was with Ravi Shankar.
He gave me Autobiography of a Yogi.
Just looked at the cover, and he just zapped me with his eyes.
I mean I can't imagine… If I hadn't read that, I probably wouldn't have a life. Really.
Yeah, I probably would have kicked the bucket. Or I'd just be, you know, some horrible person
with a pointless life. It just gave meaning to life.
Minute 3: Sing with me
Minute 3 Script:
I distinctly remember the excitement of meeting Swami Yogananda.
He was straight from the heart.
He looked strange, like a woman with long hair.
But I remember his powerful eyes.
He created such a stir.
KRISHNA DAS: I remember the first time I heard Yogananda's voice.
I got a record,I think, from SRF.
And I put it on, and I didn't know what to expect.
And then, this booming, powerful "I, Paramahansa Yogananda, am singing. "Sing with me."
I went... (GROANS)
I, Paramahansa Yogananda, am praying. Pray with me.
Minute 2: I see everything, just as if it were a motion picture
Minute 2 Script:
This body bundle of bones is not I.
Occasionally, the darkness of the womb would be dispelled and light would visit me.
On one side I wanted to express myself as a human being, yet, on the other side, I didn't.
Because I felt I was spirit.
I see behind the scenes.
The visible man is a shadow.
As soon as I change my consciousness,
I see everything, just as if it were a motion picture.
Introduction to the minute by minute podcast about the movie Awake: The Life of Yogananda.
Welcome to our podcast. Before diving in to the minutes you may wish to watch this short episode first to provide you some basic information on our podcast and to meet the hosts! Jai Guru
Minute 1: Conscious in my mother's womb
Minute 1 Script:
NARRATOR: I was conscious in my mother's womb.
Feeling the movements in her body.
Aware of my own helpless state.