New Youtube Video: Yogis Who Saw Jesus
One of the most popular blog posts on OCOY.org is “Yogis Who Saw Jesus” with nearly 40,000 views. So we have made a 6:32 minute YouTube video of this post to share with a wider audience.
The Shankaracharya of Puri Says Jesus Spent Time in India
The current Shankaracharya of Puri, Jagadguru Swami Nischalananda Saraswati, recently created a stir among Christians in India who are ignorant of Jesus having lived in India, by publicly stating that “Jesus Christ was not only a Hindu but lived in India over 10 years.”
India: Forgive, But Don’t Forget
It is foolish to expect Hindus to forget seven hundred years of cruel oppression under Moslem rulership which included both bribing and forcing Hindus to convert. Nor need Hindus forget three hundred years of cruel Christian oppression in which people were bribed and coerced into converting.
Why the Cow is Worshipped in India
It is understandable that cows are sometimes honored with the waving of lights, the placing of tilak, etc. The same thing has been done there for thousands of years to human beings of great merit. The worship of Gomata is the worship of God through the representative of his bountiful gift to us in the cow.
Podcast: Swami Sivananda’s Humor (Updated 5-2022 with a Video Podcast)
Swami Sivananda’s joyful sense of humor are evident in this podcast. This includes the following incidents:
• Sivananda’s riddle and the over-serious student.
• The story of the rare color film photos of Swamiji.
• Sivananda’s omniscience regarding what was going on in Sivanandashram.
• And more!
The Thrilling Narrative of Shanti Devi and Her Past Life.
The story of Shanti Devi is one of the most amazing and best documented cases of past life recall in modern times, attracting the attention of all of India, and was well investigated and extolled by Mahatma Gandhi.
Updated Book Available: Light of Soham–The Life and Teachings of Sri Gajanana Maharaj of Nashik
We are happy to announce we have published an updated, much expanded version of Light of Soham: The Life and Teachings of Sri Gajanana Maharaj of Nashik, which is now available as a paperback and as an ebook. At the end of this post we … Continue reading
A Conversation Between Yogananda and “M” on the Cosmic Mother
This following is a conversation that Paramhansa Yogananda had with “M,” otherwise known as Mahendranath Gupta, the author of the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna.
Seeing the One in All
In response to our recent blog posting about the reality of Jesus in the experience of India’s great yogis, we received a most heartening letter from India. I want to share parts of it with you and my reflections on it for I feel it presents the most authentic perspective on these matters.