I never felt a connection to Paramahansa Yogananda, I always felt he was somewhat of a fruity spiritualist, but I felt a strong connection to his guru Sri Yukteswar, his name meanining Honorable or Venerable Yoked to Ishwar. His Holy Science had long been on my reading list and about a year ago I was able to mark it off. While reading it I became aware of how similar he was to me in lots of ways. One of my favorite scriptures in the Shiva Sutras is 1:13, Iccha shaktir Uma Kumari,
1-13 The power of the will is the playful uma.
Which means that the yogi who yokes himself to Shiva becomes Shiva. Ishwara is Shiva, they are one and the same, reflections of each other, inbreaths and outbreaths of the same manifestation.
Ishvara (Sanskrit: ईश्वर, Īśvara) In ancient texts of Indian philosophy, Ishvara means supreme…
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