Before I met Ananda I was Buddhist. Meditation to me was a very mental practice that rarely engaged my heart. I knew I should meditate and that it was good for me but it was intellectual rather than experiential knowledge.

I had heard about kriya yoga and how it is the fastest path to ascension. I researched it online and found an Ananda group close to where I was living. They had just started Level 1 meditation class and I decided to join.

The first time I heard them singing and playing the harmonium I was so moved it brought me to tears. Even when my meditations were restless, I felt joy doing them. Devotion rose in my heart, something that was quite new to me and that would change my life forever.

I often hear people complaining about the lack of purpose in their lives. I was like that for so long but now I feel I found my place. Words cannot describe the fulfillment these Masters and teachings have given me. When I’m at Ananda, I feel my soul is at home.

This year is the tenth anniversary that I became Paramhansa Yogananda’s disciple. My devotion for him and his path is stronger than ever. May all beings feel the ever new joy that awaits inside them!



  1. Thank you for such a good passage discussed. I really have a great time understanding it.

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