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A podcast focussed on the teachings of our guru Paramahansa Yogananda, in a way that is intended for the general populace, following a structured but informal format and presented by devotees: Chris, Lauren, Mike & Priyank. NB: we are not experts & not everything mentioned is fact checked, but if you enjoyed the book/film, this unofficial podcast for you!

Series 2: Autobiography of a Yogi — Line by Line
Series 1: Awake: The Life of Yogananda Minute by Minute

instagram/facebook @yoganandapodcast
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Yogananda Podcast Chris, Lauren, Mike & Priyank

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

A podcast focussed on the teachings of our guru Paramahansa Yogananda, in a way that is intended for the general populace, following a structured but informal format and presented by devotees: Chris, Lauren, Mike & Priyank. NB: we are not experts & not everything mentioned is fact checked, but if you enjoyed the book/film, this unofficial podcast for you!

Series 2: Autobiography of a Yogi — Line by Line
Series 1: Awake: The Life of Yogananda Minute by Minute

instagram/facebook @yoganandapodcast
awakeminute1893@gmail.com
youtube.com/@YoganandaPodcast
Listen on: Spotify, Apple Podcasts etc

    Autobiography Chapter 12, Part 15: Conquering Lust

    Autobiography Chapter 12, Part 15: Conquering Lust

    This episode covers the next part of chapter 12: “My guru mixed freely with men and women...” to “...a love solitary because omnipresent.” 

    Summary: 

    The soul's is birthless, genderless and transcendent. Sri Yukteswar helps us to understand these high principles through some profound and inspirational philosophical dialogue. We reflect on how to live by these high thoughts, the benefits of Kriya in this endeavor and struggles of the aspiring Yogi. 

    0:00 Summary of previous episode; 1:45 Coming up; 2:30 Gender-less approach; 14:25 Women; 34:48 Sri Yukteswar’s counsel; 1:21:14 The freedom attained by the true devotee; 1:25:00 Summary of next episode. 

    Links discussed in this episode: https://yogananda.com.au/gurus/yoganandaquotes03b2.html 

    Homework for next episode— Read, absorb and make notes on the next part of chapter 12: “Sri Yukteswar’s mother lived in the...” to “... finding God will mean the funeral of all sorrows.” 

    #autobiographyofayogi  #autobiographylinebyline  #paramahansayogananda Autobiography of a Yogi  awake.minute Self-Realization Fellowship Yogoda Satsanga Society of India #SRF #YSS 

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Autobiography Chapter 12, Part 14: The Curious Case of Kumar

    Autobiography Chapter 12, Part 14: The Curious Case of Kumar

    This episode covers the next part of chapter 12: “During my early months with Master I experienced...” to “...his bounty pouring peacefully over my being.” 
    Summary: 
    Mukunda is an exemplary of leader – even from a young age, including the appointment as a young supervisor of the Hermitage. We discuss the challenges of leadership roles, and the case of a disciple named Kumar who struggled with his character and habits. We also explored the importance of spiritual discipline, the role of habits and environment in shaping behaviour, and the concept of indulgence and its potential consequences. 
    0:00 Summary of previous episode; 3:15 The Leader; 40:10 Lessons not heeded; 1:18:45 Rejecting protection of the Guru; 1:48:37 Summary of next episode. 
    Homework for next episode— Read, absorb and make notes on the next part of chapter 12: “My guru mixed freely with men and women disciples...” to “—a love solitary because omnipresent.” 
    #autobiographyofayogi  #autobiographylinebyline  #paramahansayogananda Autobiography of a Yogi  awake.minute Self-Realization Fellowship Yogoda Satsanga Society of India #SRF #YSS

    • 1 hr 50 min
    Autobiography Chapter 12, Part 13: Sri Yukteswar’s dissections cut deep

    Autobiography Chapter 12, Part 13: Sri Yukteswar’s dissections cut deep

    This episode covers the next part of chapter 12: “During my early months with Master I experienced...” to “...his bounty pouring peacefully over my being.” 
    Summary: 
    The extrapolation of Sri Yukteswar’s critical attitude goes even further in this section with a special focus on how he would respond to devotees that resisted the dissection of their ego. The lighter side of taking this medicine is very encouraging, Paramahansa Yogananda describes beautifully why it is worth the pain! We also review the mathematical formula hinted at in this section: Kriya + devotion =? 
    0:00 Summary of previous episode; 2:40 Summary of this episode; 4:00 Rebukes not aimed at visitors; 20:40 Effortless harmony; 44:25 Jnana vs Bhakti; 1:06:30 Inarticulate yet with hidden eloquence; 1:16:40 Looking ahead to the next episode. 
    Homework for next episode— Read, absorb and make notes on the next part of chapter 12: “During my early months with Master I experienced...” to “...his bounty pouring peacefully over my being.” 
    #autobiographyofayogi  #autobiographylinebyline  #paramahansayogananda Autobiography of a Yogi  awake.minute Self-Realization Fellowship Yogoda Satsanga Society of India #SRF #YSS

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Autobiography Chapter 12, Part 12: Contrasting a parent with a Guru

    Autobiography Chapter 12, Part 12: Contrasting a parent with a Guru

    This episode covers the next part of chapter 12: “It was Master’s practice to point out...”  to  “... permitted the fitful sleep of ignorance.”   

    Summary: 

    This episode focusses on the themes of self-criticism, constructive feedback, and the challenges of ‘converting’ individuals toward the spiritual path. We also delved into the complexities of concepts such as criticism, detachment, and the role of a guru, emphasizing the importance of learning from feedback, humility, and personal growth. Finally, we review Mukunda’s methods of handling criticism of Sri Yukteswar and why devotees leave the path, reflecting on their experiences with volunteer recruitment, retention and the concept of 'ego bomb'. 

    0:00 Meet Cian; 5:00 Summary of previous episode; 6:20 The love of a parent; 17:45 Criticism; 51:24 New students; 1:11:00 Defensiveness; 1:56:30 Looking ahead to the next episode. 

    Links discussed in this episode: https://youtu.be/8Y49dcOC3-8?si=4TiiVp-OChbwt7yH 

    Homework for next episode— Read, absorb and make notes on the next part of chapter 12: “During my early months with Master I experienced...” to “...his bounty pouring peacefully over my being.” 

    #autobiographyofayogi  #autobiographylinebyline  #paramahansayogananda Autobiography of a Yogi  awake.minute Self-Realization Fellowship Yogoda Satsanga Society of India 

    • 1 hr 58 min
    Autobiography Chapter 12, Part 11: Letting Sri Yukteswar destroy your ego

    Autobiography Chapter 12, Part 11: Letting Sri Yukteswar destroy your ego

    This episode covers the next part of chapter 12: “My guru could not be bribed...”  to  “...win a farther dominion—in men’s souls.”   

    Summary: 

    How could bribery be used in the Guru-disciple relationship? We discuss this, along with the importance of discipline and loyalty through mundane tasks. The unique and fascinating leadership style of our paramguru Swami Sri Yukteswar offers some interesting dynamics between a Guru and disciple to review, including the metaphor of ‘dislodging the hard core of egotism’.  

    0:00 Flattening the ego; 22:15 Thoughts behind speech; 32:07 Severe ways of Sri Yukteswar. 49:35 Discipleship and Cultural Differences. 

    Links discussed in this episode: https://yogananda.com.au/songs_of_the_soul/Gods_Boatman.html 

    Homework for next episode— Read, absorb and make notes on the next part of chapter 12: “It was Master’s practice to point out...” to “... permitted the fitful sleep of ignorance.” 

    #autobiographyofayogi  #autobiographylinebyline  #paramahansayogananda Autobiography of a Yogi  awake.minute Self-Realization Fellowship Yogoda Satsanga Society of India #SRF #YSS 

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Autobiography Chapter 12, Part 10: Yogananda and the East-West hybrid

    Autobiography Chapter 12, Part 10: Yogananda and the East-West hybrid

    This episode covers the next part of chapter 12: “Sri Yukteswar counselled his students to be...” to “...when you have attained the final perfection.” 

    Summary: 

    This section focuses on the concept of a "living liaison" and the appeal of Western principles in India during the early 20th century vs. the timeless eastern spiritual ideals. We also have in a lively discussion about the severity of Sri Yukteswar’s Ashram training and the importance of discipline, perseverance, and good manners in one's spiritual path. 

    00:53 A man of the East and the West; 15:30 Importance of discipline; 34:55 Living a Balanced Life for Spiritual Progress; 47:41 Don’t feel too good for this world. 

    Homework for next episode— Read, absorb and make notes on the next part of chapter 12: “My guru could not be bribed...” to “...win a farther dominion—in men’s souls.” 

    #autobiographyofayogi  #autobiographylinebyline  #paramahansayogananda Autobiography of a Yogi  awake.minute Self-Realization Fellowship Yogoda Satsanga Society of India #SRF #YSS 

    • 54 min

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