Articles and Interviews

Meeting with a Master An Interview with Paramahamsa Hariharananda (Interview)

In Vienna, 19th district, in a simple house on Suttingergasse, only a bright, insignificant door separates me from him. It is a door like thousands of others, but this time things are different. This is not an interview, but an opportunity. That is what they, his disciples, have tried to explain to me.... more

"PhenomeNews" Radio Interview With Paramahamsa Prajnanananda (Interview)

This is an edited transcription of an interview with Swami Prajnanananda Giri for the "PhenomeNews" radio program in Detroit, USA, in December 1996. Interviewer:Swamiji, you have quite a diverse background. You were born in India, and you were a professor in Economics before you started the spiritual... more

The Breath of God is Our Breath of Life by Paramahamsa Hariharananda

“By loving your breath, you love the living God within you and attain the truth” God is all-pervading, omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent. Where is He not? He is present in every human being, animals, insects, plants, trees, creepers, grass — all life forms are alive due to His breath. The... more

What is the Bible? by Paramahamsa Prajnanananda

An excerpt from a talk given by Paramahamsa Prajnanananda during the International Kriya Yoga seminar held in Miami on March 7-9, 1997. Why should you read the Bible? Those who have read the Bible have rarely understood it. It is very difficult to understand the true meaning. The Bible is a book of... more

A Pilgrimage By Birgitte Rodriguez

A Sai Baba devotee meets with Paramahamsa Hariharananda for initiation at the Karar Ashram in Puri, India – March 1989. "I answered, truthfully, that I understood Kriya to be a scientific and universal technique and a shortcut to a higher dimension of consciousness, which I wanted to reach. I... more

Guru Purnima - The Master's Day by Paramahamsa Prajnanananda

In the West we lovingly celebrate days dedicated to our parents. These days are known as Father’s Day and Mother’s Day. On these days we go to our parents and greet them. We are expressing our gratitude to them for being the instruments of our birth in a body temple and for facilitating the... more

Kriya Yoga: A Shortcut Technique for Scientific Meditation - The Benefits of Practicing Kriya Yoga by Swami Hariharananda Giri

Conscious realization of our unity with the spirit is the goal of life, and, consciously or unconsciously, every person is trying to advance towards this end. When we realize unity with the universal Self — our own spiritual existence — we become one with the universe. Cosmic consciousness... more

Kriya Yoga: The scientific process of soul culture and the royal path to Self-realization

The fundamental thesis of Kriya Yoga is that we are a miniature version of the whole cosmos, a microcosm ― an evolving universe within the macrocosmic world. The all-pervading supreme Creator is hiding within us and activating every action through the breath ― hence the name kriya; any work kri,... more

Meditation by Paramahamsa Prajnanananda

When life is stressful and distressing, the opportunity for relaxation and real joy is diminished. We are busy, running without purpose, ultimately we become tired, bored, and unhappy. Our hearts, lungs, and other internal organs are overburdened with the pressure of work and anxiety. How can we enjoy... more