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Paramhansa Yogananda with folded hands

This site is dedicated to…

~ FRIENDSHIP among all Yogananda’s devotees, and all sincere Kriya Yoga devotees.

~ the FREEDOM to be oneself with one’s convictions, in harmony with the convictions of other Kriya Yogis.

~ becoming STRONG LIKE A LION on one’s inner path, while GENTLE and harmonizing with other souls, accepting and honoring their reality.

~ being 100% LOYAL to one’s path and practices, while respecting others’ choices, never putting them down.

~ FORGETTING the past if it was at times disharmonious among Kriya Yogis, creating now a mature future, side by side.

~ PROMOTING the spirit of Yogananda’s following poem, applying it not only to loving friends, but to all Kriya Yoga organizations, groups, and devotees:

FRIENDSHIP

Is friendship the weaving of the red strings
Of two hearts?
Is it the blending of two minds into a spacious
One-mind?
Is it the spouting of love founts together
To strengthen the rush of love on droughty Souls?
Is it the one rose grown twixt twin mind-branchlets
Of one compassionate stem?
Is it the one thinking in two bodies?

Friendship is noble, fruitful, holy –
When two separate Souls march in difference
Yet in harmony, agreeing and disagreeing,
Glowing, improving diversely,
With one common longing to find solace
In true pleasure
When ne’er the lover seeks
Self-comfort at the cost of the one beloved –
Then, in that garden of selflessness
Fragrant friendship perfectly flowers.

Ah, friendship! Flowering, heaven-born plant!
Nurtured art thou in the soil of measureless love,
In the seeking of Soul progress together
By two who would smooth the way each for the other.
And thou art watered by attention of affection
And tender dews of inner and outer sweetness
Of the inmost, selfless heart’s devotion.

Ah, friendship! Where they Soul-born flower falls
There on that sacred shrine of fragrance
The Friend of all Friends craves to come
And to remain!

By Paramhansa Yogananda (1934)