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Re: Self-Realization Fellowship
Posted by: Scott ()
Date: March 05, 2017 07:33AM

@grainne uaile: What's your concern or problem with Yogananda mentioning Hitler in this article in 1933? Is it the brief remark I found in paragraph 3, page twenty three?

In 1933, when the article is supposedly published, Hitler had just been appointed as chancellor of Germany. Hitler was not known at that time as he is known now.

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Re: Self-Realization Fellowship
Posted by: Scott ()
Date: March 05, 2017 11:03AM

I found your original post on SRFBlacklist provides the needed context for your concerns. Here's the link to your post.

Yogananda and the League of Nations, Hitler and Donald Trump
[srfblacklist.yuku.com]

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From a former SRF Monk
Posted by: corboy ()
Date: March 11, 2018 09:53PM

[www.vice.com]

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Scott, Former Monk Within the Self-Realization Fellowship

I always thought there was something more deep to life, rather than
just what the eye could see. I got really into eastern practices of religion when I was in college. I was at a party and a friend recommended The Autobiography of a Yogi [the autobiography of Self-Realization Fellowship founder Paramahansa Yogananda] to me. I got hope from it, and frankly a lot of that was wishful thinking.

I wanted there to be more than the eye could see. Once I joined, it was stifling in there. You weren't officially allowed to read other books or see other movies. We got to see movies once a month, and they were screened and censored. Same with the books.

Self realization should be about just that—realizing yourself. It's a frustrating feeling. That was what led me out. It wasn't really the "God" question; it was more, "Why doesn't the system work?" I wasn't feeling what I thought I should, and I was putting it back on myself. I would tell myself I wasn't practicing it right. But then I realized, no, I was just beating myself up. It's not me, it's the system.

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