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Swami Harinanda

December 25, 1928 to August 19, 2014

Sadly, I must inform you that Swami Harinanda passed away early in the afternoon on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. His death came quickly and without pain. As per his wishes there was no service nor memorial, although he would have appreciated donations to the SPCA or any animal shelter that you like. It goes without saying that this one–of–a–kind and great man will be greatly missed.

I first came to know Swami Harinanda around 1995. He was a customer of mine. One way or another, we got talking about spirituality and he mentioned to me that he was a swami. I must admit, I thought he was joking. But then I realized he was serious. We corresponded by email. Amazingly, I still have a printed copy of his early emails to this day.

Swami Harinanda was able to answer some of my basic questions about yoga and although I had started on the yogic path before I met him, talking to and knowing Swami Harinanda helped make my path more clear.

I was lucky enough to have met Swami Harinanda for the first time in April, 1996. I can remember the first time I met him as I drove up to his house. He came outside to greet me — I felt a great sense of joy and calm come over me.

The next day, Swami Harinanda personally taught me the science of yantra yoga at his dining table. I wrote down the principles of yantra yoga on both sides of a blank piece of paper as Swami Harinanda talked. It was a beautiful moment for me — finally my teacher had come. These lessons I still have to this day and still act as my foundation regarding yantra yoga.

Starting around late 1996 to 1997, I helped Swami Harinanda build an early web site. Later we expanded and moved his web site to this current location real-yoga.com. Swami Harinanda wanted people to see the words real yoga — he wanted people to awaken to the truth of what real yoga is not. Swami Harinanda was not interested in yoga for health.

While building the real yoga web site, Swami Harinanda didn't know what information we should add. So I suggested to him that we should add informaton that is not easily found elsewhere regarding real yoga. I told Swami Harinanda that myself and others want to know why we should practice yoga, what are the types of yoga, who are some famous yogis and a lesson in pure hatha yoga. So this is what we did. I asked the questions, Swami Harinanda wrote the content.

Swami Harinanda was a pure teacher. He would never accept money for teaching. Yoga or spirituality is part of universal knowledge that belongs to everyone. Therefore, one cannot charge for what already belongs to them. Swami Harinanda always said that a good teacher has a day job and then teaches on his or her own time for free. The teacher should pay for any room rental, etc — this is the sign of a pure teacher which Swami Harinanda was.

Swami Harinanda was taught or told personally by Ramana Marharshi to never accept payment and as Swami Harinanda would always say, Ramana Maharshi is never wrong.

Swami Harinanda did not go to meet Ramana Maharshi in India, instead, they met on the astral plane. Ramana told Swami Harinanda that he did not need to be in a cave or anything like that to be a good student of yoga. Swami Harinanda took those words to heart and lived a normal life while being totally dedicated to self realization.

Swami Harinanda knew many little or lesser known things about yoga. He really studied the theory of yoga and put himself into a position to meet people that would impact him. Somewhere along the way he learned the Master's Chant, as an example, and many more things. Swami Harinanda would openly teach kriya yoga as well. Swami Harinanda loved the yogic life and just absorbed every little detail.

In 1996, I was personally quite ill and possibly near death. Swami Harinanda gave me the book on Karma Yoga by Swami Vivekanda to read. It was the best medicine I've ever received. From that day onwards, I fell madly in love with karma yoga. Knowing this, Swami Harinanda bestowed the name Karmananda to me. I thank him very much for this honour.

Swami Harinanda was a good teacher, a good person and a good friend.

- Yogi Karmananda

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May's Numerology Influences For People Born On April 23...

Influences For May:

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This is a test month. Nature will either challenge or examine the seeds (thoughts and ideas) you planted (started) in February.

If you planted good seeds in February then your plant (life plan / life choices) will more easily withstand whatever challenges nature throws your way.

If you were a farmer, then this month your crops would be experiencing bad weather that could potentially damage them. It’s for this reason you are encouraged to build the trunk (strength) of your plants using a positive attitude and creative ideas. This will allow your plants to bend in the wind yet not snap. Build width, not height. Your plants must be able to brave the elements.

To help ensure you pass the tests of this month it is very important that you work hard and keep your nose to the grindstone… results will begin to appear in September.

This is ultimately a month of karma. The secret to making this month the best it can be is to focus not on the results, but on the joy of doing. This allows the life you have chosen to really take hold.

Your expectations (focussing on the results) can only lead to disappointments.

If you were planning on buying something major this month, then you should postpone until next month. When bought during this month, expensive or major items usually turn out to be a lemon.

Do not overspend and also avoid heavy stock market investments.

Keep your life well organized. Organize all aspects of your life into neat little piles.

Take care of your health this month. Exercise, eat well, meditate and get proper rest. Although this is a relatively healthy month, it's simply a time to safeguard it.

Keynotes For May:

The best way to pass the tests of this month is to love and embrace your life. Everything becomes remarkably easy and clear when you live and do things with love. When there is love, there is no struggle. When you create no struggle, there is no test thus ending the karmic cycle. It’s important to remember this because life may seem cruel, dreary and mundane at times causing you to feel a sense of struggle. The struggle is made worse when you focus on how you want your life to be rather than accepting what it is. Do not let life’s frustration cloud your vision and/or ability to concentrate on the job at hand. It’s imperative that you keep things simple, maintain a positive attitude and harness the power of original creative thoughts to your advantage. Whatever you do this month, do it with pure love.

Love Influences For May:

Your love life is rather uneventful this month. Challenges in your relationship will either break it or make it stronger. Work on building a stronger relationship rather than trying to make it go to the next level. Keep your relationship simple this month.

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2021's Numerology Influences For People Born On April 23...

6 Year Cycle — Hope, Aspirations, Reliability, Responsibilities, Settlement

2021's Emphasis: Budding Time

This year is often referred to as the year of hope and aspirations as your life begins to bud. Just like in spring, when you see the cherry trees budding, you know that the cherry blossoms are soon to follow.

So it is with your life this year. The seeds (thoughts and ideas) you planted in your 1 year cycle have grown into plants and are now budding. You can feel and sense the successes you will see, enjoy and experience starting next year even though you can't fully see it or experience yet. Success is just below the surface, waiting to come out just like during springtime when you can feel the warmth of summer coming.

This year requires you to accept responsibilities that are thrust upon you. This year also requires you to make decisions. The most important decision of all will begin to show itself closer to the end of the year. Don't worry about trying to figure out what that decision is. As long as you've made wise choices in the past, the decision you need to make will become abundantly clear.

This year is known as the the year of hope and aspirations because the ideas you created in your 1st year cycle begin to show promise, but do be cautious. The buds you see this year may be rotten inside if you failed to plant wise seeds in your 1 year cycle.

This is not the year in which you will see the greatest level of success, but the signs of things to come will be there.

Use common sense throughout this year.

The influences of this year encourage you to settle down and enjoy family life. Perhaps this is the year you will get married, start a family, move in with your better half, etc.

The influences of this year also encourage you to pay down any or all of your financial debts. A time to re—arrange your finances, or at the very least, pay down as much of the debt as you possibly can.

This is the last year in which you can impact your life until you start your 1 year cycle again in 4 years. Starting next year your life will start to blossom, for better or for worse, and once that happens you cannot change it or stop it. So take advantage of this year and fine—tune your life as needed. Fine—tune your life through settlements and decisions.

Health Influences For 2021:

Mind can become twisted. Avoid excessive drinking. Emotional problems such a jealousy, nervousness, etc.

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