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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 29...

Influences For May:

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The seeds (thoughts and ideas) you planted over the last several months have grown into plants and are now producing fruits; therefore, this is a month of fruition… success and rewards. Take in the harvest and reap your.

This is an excellent month to make money, to sell and create business deals rewards but put some of your earning into your piggy bank. Although this month can be fulfilling in all aspects of your life, this month can also lead to losses and failures if the seeds you planted were foolish.

Consider giving back this month… be a humanitarian. Give back by embracing the spirit of universal love; sincerity and understanding while doing charity work, providing a donation or something similar.

After each harvest, there is always a period in which it takes time to grow the next crop. It’s for this reason that you need to be like the farmer who stores some of the harvest so there is food to last the next several months while the fields are tilled, seeds are planted and nurtured until the next harvest occurs.

Ultimately you need to be like a squirrel this month that is preparing for the upcoming winter. Not only should you take in the harvest but also you should work feverishly hard to maximize your efforts while super organizing your life. Collect all the nuts available… eat a few but stash as many as possible so you survive the “winter”. You won’t have the opportunity to harvest your crop again until April of next year!

Although your next harvest won’t happen until April of next year, you start the process of planting new seeds in July. Next month acts an important bridge that will smoothly take you into July.

The influences of this month encourage you to draw everything in at this time, all of your resources. Get everything in order by insanely organizing your life… dot all of your i’s and cross all of your t’s. Listen to your judgement this month, as it is usually good.

This is a good month to consider being charitable, showing leniency, mercy and even gratitude.

Keynotes For May:

This month can be a rather successful month but you might discover that most of your successes come later in the month. The successes this month ultimately give clues as to how to continue planning the next 9 years of your life… while failures this month provide an early warning sign about changes you should make to your life plan for the next 9 years. Really take time to reflect on the successes and failures this month. Failures this month can put a lot of stress on your nervous system. If this begins to happen, then relax… you will have the opportunity in July to choose positive life influences.

Love Influences For May:

This is a rather romantically unromantic month. But this is a month in which you will feel that your relationship is providing you with full value or that it is a complete and utter disappointment. If you have been courting someone, then this could be the make or break month. Your relationship will be most successful this month when you give back to your partner by serving him or her with unconditional love.

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2019's Numerology Influences For People Born On April 29...

1 Year Cycle — The Start, Beginning

2019's Emphasis: Seeding Time — Planting Time — Starting Point

This is the 1st year of a 9 year cycle. It’s time to start something new, not just in action, but more importantly in thought.

All actions ultimately begin with a thought and so you want to ensure you’re planting good thoughts.

What you plant or start this year will guide your life for the next 9 years. Choose wisely by planting beneficial seeds and ideas. Acting wisely will bring success in your 7th and 8th year whereas foolish planning will bring horrible consequences.

There is no formal law that says you need to replant everything that was successful for you in the previous 9 years. It’s possible that although you achieved success in the past, it is time to start something totally new. But you would be a fool if you continued with those things that are or have been destructive.

Although you can start something completely new, ideally you want to build upon the successes of the last 9 years to fortify, strengthen and solidify your life going forward.

Sow seeds of ambition even if that means the ambition to replace a negative with a positive.

This is an absolutely crucial year as what you sow or plant will be carried through into the next 9 years and will influence them positively or negatively based on your choices this year.

Note well that you must make every effort to carry through the full 9 year cycle of what you start this year. Do not uproot your plant (life plan) in the 4th year. You must make every endeavour to sow seeds of ambition, for as you sow, so shall you reap, and if you do not sow you cannot reap.

If you fail to start something new by not planting seeds, then nature will force you out next year and choose for you. But be warned, if you do not plant seeds this year, then you may not like what nature chooses for you next year.

This is a rather positive, albeit, slightly slow year. Examples of things you may want to consider starting or planning include anything new such as an engagement and/or marriage, child planning, new job or career, moving to a new city, schooling or education, new name, changing lifestyle and so on. Most of the seeds you plant this year won’t take root (begin to develop) until next year.

Health Influences For 2019:

Head and feet problems. Be careful that you do not trip and hit your head more than normal throughout this year.

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