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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 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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Try my online Yantra Yoga calculators.

If you don't know what Yantra Yoga is, please feel free to read my article about Yantra Yoga.

Each calculator below provides different information, all based on the teachings on Yantra Yoga.

Here are the calculators you can choose from, each with a brief description.

Is your name balanced?

This online test will determine if your name, the name of your child, the name of your pet or the name of another is currently in harmony. This test will review the past, current and future.

What is you soul number?

Knowing your soul number can help you understand how a certain number can affect your health. If you are a parent or if you have a pet, you can also determine the soul number of your child or pet to better understand how its soul number will affect it.

What yearly cycle are you currently in?

Using Yantric Yoga, we know that we experience a new cycle beginning around October 18 of each year. You can use this knowledge of what cycle you are in and what cycle you will be going into for your benefit. The cycle calculator is separated into 3 different categories:

  • Cycle information for adults.
  • Cycle information so parents can better understand the needs of their children.
  • Cycle information for those with pets.

What monthly and daily cycle are you in?

To know your monthly and daily cycles, you must first know your yearly cycle (option above).

Once you know your yearly cycle, you can then use my month and daily cycle chart to do the calculations for you.

If you understand Yantra Yoga, you will understand what the numbers represent. If you wish to learn yantra yoga then please send me an email and request to learn yantra yoga. Only after you have studied yantra yoga will I provide directions on how to read the chart as without an understanding of yantra yoga, my directions on how to read or use the chart will be useless.

What yoga is meant for you?

While we should all practice or understand a little bit about each of the 9 yogas, we all have 1 main yoga that is most beneficial to us. We can determine what yoga is best for you based on your date of birth.

Business Name Calculator

By using Yantra Yoga we can determine exactly which business name gives you the greatest possibility for financial success in business. provides you with business name help. To use the business name calcultor, you will need to visit

The business name calculator, along with all of the calculators you see on this page, were created by my good friend Yogi Karmananda. Unlike all of these calculators, the calculator at is a fee based service since it is designed for business purposes as opposed to self realization purposes. Aiding someone in self realization should always be done free of charge.

Although is a fee based service, the fee is extremely affordable and provides exceptional value for your money. If you have a business, are starting a business, creating products, providing services or doing anything business related then you should definitely visit

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