Paramahansa Yogananda, Mukunda Lal Ghosh
He was born in 1893 in Gorakhpur in northeastern India near the Himalaya Mountains, the fourth child of Bengali parents of the Kshatriya caste, originally that of rulers and warriors.
He lived a normal householder's life as a family man and engineer until he was transferred to an area near the Himalayas at the age of 33. He was summoned by Lahiri Mahasaya, and joined him in his cave where he remembered his former life of living there, meditating and practicing kriya yoga.
He was a supreme master who studied under the avatar, Babaji. It is said that his eyes were always half-closed as he peered into eternal bliss.
He is adamant that his brother should not try to visit the Himalayas and arranges for the police to trail him and bring him home.
He will remain...
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