His life and teachings continue to be a source of light and inspiration to people of all races, cultures and creeds.aramahansa Yogananda was born Mukunda Lal Ghosh on January 5, 1893, in Gorakhpur, India, into a devout and well-to-do Bengali family.
From his earliest years, it was evident to those around him that the depth of his awareness and experience of the spiritual was far beyond the ordinary.
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Put this to the test, and you will see for yourself. See nothing, look at nothing but your goal, ever shining before you. The things that happened to us do not matter; what we become through them does. Each day, accept everything as coming to you from God. We take up our appointed positions, and we cannot have what belongs to another. It is only by cooperating with our karma that we find the path of peace and blessedness. And yet the blessed fact is: It is ever present with us. As air and light stream into a house through the open windows, so if the windows of the soul are thrown open, Truth will flow in and illumine the man according to his ability to recognize and receive it.
I often think how strange it is that I should have had to come into a Hindu organization in order to understand the meaning and value of Christian teachings.
Fitted together they form a complete picture of the path man must tread on his upward march.
Lord Jesus said: "Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour."*  As with him, so with us; how can we expect to escape that which we were born to endure? On July 12, 1925 (at the age of fifty six) she met Paramahansa Yogananda.
He spent the rest of his life teaching in America interrupted only by a brief trip to India during which he established Yogoda Satsanga Society of India.At their very first meeting, and on many occasions thereafter, Sri Yukteswar told the young disciple that he had been chosen as the one to disseminate the ancient science of Kriya Yoga in America and worldwide.After graduating from Calcutta University in 1915, Mukunda took formal vows as a monk of India's venerable monastic Swami Order, at which time he received the name Yogananda (signifying bliss, ogananda began his life's work with the founding, in 1917, of a “how-to-live” school for boys, where modern educational methods were combined with yoga training and instruction in spiritual ideals.His interest in yoga and spirituality were inherent as both his parents were disciples of the renowned master, Lahiri Mahasaya.
As a young man, he desperately sought out many saints and sages in his quest to find a guru who would guide him in his spiritual path; his quest ended when he met the guru Swami Yukteswar Giri.
The great yogi Paramahansa Yogananda is regarded as one of the foremost spiritual figures of modern times. So much is he respected in the West that he earned the title of ‘Father of Yoga’ in the U. He was born as Mukunda Lal Ghosh into a devout family and exhibited a deep interest in spirituality from an early age.