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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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In memory of Erskine Scott Wood


The Patio is strewn with particles of clouds - the winds have been blowing fairly fiercely. God is seen with wind swept hair, pacing back and forth, gestulating wildly. He is heard shouting "Alert ! Alert !"

Peter rushes in, tripping over the stop stair onto the patio. He holds his breath and doesn't swear this time as he can see God is really angry about something.

PETER: What's wrong G-d, can I get you anything? A nice cup of tea perhaps?

GOD: Yes, that would be just great . It may calm me down. Oh those fools, those poor fools. If I hadn't made my laws so iron clad, I would go down there myself and wipe them out. What cruelty Peter! What pain they inflict….and all just for money and self interest.

Peter is seen making a nice cup of Tetleys. He brings it to God.

PETER: I have never seen you so angry. What has happened?

GOD: Didn't my son Jesus tell them that I supplied them with all the herbs of the fields to be as meat for them. (Peter nods affirmatively) Yes I was sure I did. Now they wonder why they are so sick, and why I wonder, they have developed so many superstitions - especially when it comes to treating their illnesses. Peter they all have to look into a Sattvic diet. If they want to open up their charkas they had better leave the Rajasic and Tamasic foods alone. Also, they wouldn't have the illnesses they have down there. As if contributing to their own sicknesses wasn't enough, they are now on such a mass scale contributing to the death and suffering of thousands of animals for their parts. I can't believe it…for their organs…their paws….and even their skin.

Look what's happened in British Columbia, Canada. That small area has about 700,000 bears left in the wild, and because the Asian pharmacies use animal parts as a form of medicine, they are wiping out these huge and wonderful beasts- that I created through my Law of evolution.

Now just think Peter, there are over 1billion Chinese, and if only .01 percent of them, that's 1 million, were able to afford the gall bladder from a bear, why they would wipe out that population overnight. It is an horrific thought. (his voice rising) and not only that, in the Chinese markets they keep bears and other animals locked up in small cages without enough room to lie down in - just for their parts - for medicinal reasons. Bah! What superstitions.

I know the gall bladder from a bear has a chemical ingredient that is a bit like aspirin, but they have re-produced it in the lab, but it will not do for these superstitious fools. They must have the real thing……and for this, bears are killed…oh…and not humanely, oh no, they are shot with arrows, so the poachers of these animals will not be heard. They have to be shot many times, then they let a pack of a dozen or more dogs loose on them, and they are literally torn apart while still alive. The poachers then make a small incision and take the gall bladder. What for? I ask you? What for? Money , that's why, and without a thought for the suffering of the animal. I am fair to boiling over with this. And all because of superstition.

It is easy for me to speak about Oneness, yet when I see these cruel and heartless marauders ripping parts from my beautiful animals I could kill someone. Yes I said it and I mean it. Unfortunately I can't. I am not allowed to.

And you know Peter, the people who buy these parts also buy the animals penis because they think it will endow them with sexual prowess . Oh what a horrible joke What fools these mortals be. Hummmm I think Shakespeare said that.

The Chinese have huge bear farms where they breed and raise thousands of bears, But, and this is a big but, they are kept in 45 gallon steel drums, with no room to even turn around. There they put in a steel catheter into their bile duct and drain the bile off twice a day. My poor creatures are in pain and suffering and live out their entire lives in these cages. Why they even showed one bear having its paw removed for some medicine they found in the scrapings off the nails, while awake yet, and then left him to lick it's own open and bleeding leg that was left. It will suffer alive in that barrel until the next paw is needed. What cruelty!!!

They can't go on being blinded by all the soporifics they are given to steal their brains away. People down on that planet must wake up and put a stop to these inhumanities , both to man and beast. And it is all because of superstition. That's why I go on about religions so much Peter….there is too much superstition in it all. Why for heaven's sake you saw where that young man, a homosexual was beaten to death and left hanging over a fence, just because someone said that I told him to write in my book that homosexuality was wrong?. Yes it's true some crank wrote that it was an abomination for a man to lie with another. What absurdities. So much of that book attributed to me is erroneous, and then Jesus didn't help much. He was supposed to go down there and put that Book to rest with his New Testament….but no! what did he do? The big softie he is, he allowed them both to be conjoined Arrrgh! Oh I am mad about everything today Peter. You see you get all the cranks who hang on to these absurdities and because they can't think for themselves, they are easily led to try and wipe off the face of the earth, the Colords, the Jews, and even some Arabs want to eradicate the white infidels. So you see, two of my sons made a horrible mess of my teaching. I shouldn't have let them go in the first place.

Did I not say when I created the Law of evolution and was ready to create Adam, that I "breathed the breath of life in to him and made him a living soul?" Did I not say that? Of course I did. Well now you see you have all this hullabaloo going on about abortions. The right wing Christians actually think they are killing a human when the mother has an abortion. Not so Peter. They have to have my breath of life first to become a living soul, otherwise the baby would be a monster. Now we don't want that do we Peter? We have enough little monsters running around, even after they received my breath of life……….No….. Superstition is a terrible thing.

Another fallacy is when Jesus made the mistake of saying he was the way to me. It was difficult for him to explain it otherwise to the people of that era, because they were an ignorant lot. They wouldn't have understood if my son had told them that they must open up their 9 gates or charkas, and have the Christ Conscious conception when the sixth chakra was opened. It really means to be anointed Peter. That's what Christus means….to be anointed. And didn't I have my Son tell them "Be ye perfect even as your Father in Heaven is perfect?" Of course I did. Anyone can be anointed if they would only practice the original and real Yoga.

When the Yogi enters into the land of Milk and honey by opening up the seventh and eighth chakra , that milk and honey causes a great spark which blows open the third eye of the sixth center, and from here that wonderful current from the milk and honey flows down the pancreatic nerve…or the Christians claim it to be the the river Jordan, and the Hindus, the Holy Ganges and the Egyptians , the river Styx, but it is actually the birth of the anointed one in each individual who can accomplish the feat of uniting with me….and it is completed in the third chakra ganglia., with the birth of Christ Consciousness…..Not of a physical Christ …oh no no no. See what I mean? As equally horrific as the killing of bears for their penises to give sexual prowess is, it is just as bad to be so duped by the age old superstitions written down in the so called Holy Books. No wonder they are having a hard time getting to me….they are being sidetracked by superstition!

As an example Peter. There is so much suffering and bloodshed in the name of superstition….all this killing of animals just for some soporific and illusory medicine…….and….there has been more deaths and killing and suffering in the names of all my sons religions. We have grown beyond all that, and the heroes will rise up and enter into the new era that I have just created for them. My evolution is certain.

Now Peter, I know you wanted to know how all this began and where man's guilt has come from…No no no, it is not the Eve thing, nor the sex thing…. Oh no , much more profound than that. We will talk again …..Now leave me Peter. I must meditate………

Peter leaves and God sits in the Padmasana, and with open eyes stares out to the eternity within Himself.


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