Paramhansa Yogananda came to America from India to spread the teachings of Hinduism, combining it with Christianity, which was easy because Jesus had been to India and was a mendicant rishi (seer) and yogi, according to Christian Westerner Nicolas Notovitch.
Self-Realization Fellowship (the leadership of which was subsequently handed to Sri Daya Mata, an American Mormon woman) and delivered an ancient message to the West eager for spiritual nourishment with his best selling book, Autobiography of a Yogi.
My Life With Yogananda
(Ananda Los Angeles/AnandaLA.org) Based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi, and his close, direct disciple Swami Kriyananda.
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|The Life of Yogananda, an introduction (paramhansayogananda.com)|
The tradition he founded is not syncretic, combining Hinduism (which includes Mahayana Buddhism within it) and Christianity. They are so similar at less superficial levels that they go hand in hand.
|"Everything else can wait, but your search for God[hood] cannot wait." - Yogananda|
- The Path of Kriya Yoga
- How to be a yogi (wikihow.com)
- The Original Autobiography of a Yogi (facebook)
- 15 Signs We've Stopped "Doing Yoga" & Become a Yogi
- FREE: Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramhansa Yogananda
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