Autobiography of a Yogi - Chapters 31-32 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 31-32 Summary and Analysis

Yogananda visits the life-companion of Lahiri Mahasaya, Srimati Kashi Moni who, although elderly, appears young and fresh. She recalls awaking to see Lahiri levitating surrounded by angels. He initiated her into Kriya yoga and never slept again, remaining in his holy state. She remembers that he cautioned her not to seek worldly wealth but the wealth of the divine. Yogananda speaks with Lahiri's sons and other disciples, learning of some of Lahiri's miracles.

Yogananda discusses Trailanga Swami, a friend of Lahiri's and a perfected being who was reputed to be over three hundred years old. Trailanga performed miracles to teach that one does not need a body to exist, such as sitting on water, drinking poison and weighing over three hundred pounds. He also taught the omnipotence of spiritual law, of cause and effect, pointing out the "automatic adjustments...

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