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The Child who wanted to become a Saint ..

Updated: Mar 21



If you love to read, I am sure you would have already read this book as I believe every bookshelf deserves a place for this masterpiece — Autobiography of a Yogi. His journey is packed with inspiring instances. For those who do not know him, he was the Mahaan who introduced the Mahaavatar Babaji to the modern world. I urge you to google about this saint and you’re going to be shocked by the things you’re going to read.

He was a little boy who did not want to become a doctor or an engineer but rather resign to the Himalayas and live a quiet life from the age of 7. His name was Mukunda Lal Ghosh who later became Paramahamsa Yogananda, The Kriya Yoga legend.


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

He was born in Gorakhpur, a little town near the Himalayas. They were a big family of 8. His father was a disciplinarian and his wife was a tender homemaker. Every evening, she read stories from Mahabharatha and Ramayana to the children. Paramahamsa who was born as Mukunda, led a simple life which revolved around his family. And they tried their level best to bring up their children in a religiously rich ambience.

But what inspired a little kid to choose saffron over other colours? Sometimes people enter our lives and change it forever. The funny part is, the person who changed his life, technically never entered his life.


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Image credits — www.yogananda.org

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