Kriyananda’s 80th birthday 5/19/2006 – reminiscing about his life in service to God and his guru. Kriyananda had just finished The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita and read from the 7th chapter, 3rd stanza “Among thousands of men, scarcely one strives for spiritual perfection. And among those blessed ones who seek me, scarcely one out of many thousands perceives me as I am.”
Kriyananda tells stories about his youth, his search for truth, becoming Yogananda’s disciple and his life of service to God.
He has lectured all over the world, written over 150 books and over 400 pieces of music, but explains that he did nothing. God is the Doer.
He said, “If people’s lives have been blessed by the things I have done, then I am blessed.” “Everything in my life has been a great blessing. I am grateful for all of it, but inside I am not touched by it. And when you give me your love, I don’t feel it’s to me, it’s to Him. Anything that is loveable in me is because of something that I can transmit.”