Yogananda and Anne Hathaway: yogic philosophy infuses pop culture on the big screen

Interstellar awakeA new documentary film has come out about Paramahansa Yogananda, the first Indian yogi to set up residence in the United States. Fay and Mid saw it recently and enjoyed watching the movie so much that they decided to stay and see another one. Interstellar was just starting in the same Cineplex, and the ticket guy gave them complementary seats!

As it turns out, Yogananda might have liked the movie we saw. Maybe even written the story line? At any rate, we think the wise Indian’s words beautifully foreshadowed the themes of this American pop sci-fi, nearly 100 years after his arrival here. Read on, and see if you think so…

A great crisis is going to come, a crisis such as never before has hit this country (America).

The earth was created to bring souls to their divine destiny; it is carrying a heavy burden.

Every tomorrow is determined by every today.

In the state of love, no matter what you do, it’s going to be good.

Wisdom is a chisel, love is the sandpaper. Man needs intellectuality, but intellect must be tempered with love. When you carving a piece of furniture, you have to smooth it with sandpaper or it will remain rough. Love is the sandpaper that takes away the harshness of intelligence, and smooths your intellectuality.

Love outlasts death and the ravages of time.

Live quietly in the moment and see the beauty of all before you. The future will take care of itself……

You must not let your life run in the ordinary way; do something that nobody else has done, something that will dazzle the world. Show that God’s creative principle works in you.

Live each moment completely and the future will take care of itself. Fully enjoy the wonder and beauty of each moment.

Man should realize the ethereal nature of his being—made of light and consciousness, divine and indestructible, projected on the screen of time and space by the creative Cosmic Beam.

Divine consciousness has no past, no future, because it is never interrupted, like man’s, by death or limitation. Eternal consciousness has one time—the ever present. God looks through the window of infinite consciousness on the films of finite happenings of the past, present, and future shown on the screen of time and space, continuously moving backward and forward in an eternal now.

Man should concentrate on brotherhood. Each one should live for all, loving everyone else as his own.

  1. Ivan VJ says:

    A true Fast is to cleanse the mind of all negative thoughts, while the lack of food is the icing on the cake.
    Try it !

  2. Ivan VJ says:

    Mankind is connected by an invisible line, felt but not seen.

  3. Ivan VJ says:

    It is truly possible to endure the best of both worlds but it takes much discipline and wisdom followed by great responsibility. Do not worry just keep on loving righteousness. Remember God loves you and all his creation. Even as our smile is a thought in the mind of God.

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