Meditation is a natural and rewarding human activity. Paramhansa Yogananda defined meditation as “deep concentration on God or one of His aspects.” Practiced daily, it produces astonishing results on physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of our being. It connects us with our own inner powers of vitality, clarity, and love. When done deeply, it gives us an expanded sense of connection with all life, an experience of profound joy.
“Surely this must be the cave itself! It matches every description given in Autobiography of a Yogi.” We were listening, enthralled, to a remarkable tale of the search for Babaji’s cave, the existence of which was revealed to the world by Paramhansa Yogananda in that book.
For many years Paramhansa Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi has been a source of inspiration and guidance for me. Not only because of the wisdom, love, and joy that radiate from every page, but also because it has repeatedly served as a living channel to answer specific questions in my life.
As our plane landed in Delhi, India seven weeks ago, Jyotish and I looked at each other and said, “This is going to be...interesting.” It wasn’t as if we hadn’t been to India many times before, but we expected that this trip was going to be different. And it was.
[caption id="attachment_285" align="alignright" width="400"] As part of a pilgrimage, Jyotish and Devi took a group of people to Assisi, Italy.[/caption]