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Paramahansa Yogananda teachings and SRF Self-studies "Mak nae toom ruse." The Scottish proverb says, "Don't give empty praise." Use your discrimination, Paramahansa Yogananda tells, and, "Develop discrimination." The ancient title, Param(a)hansa, "Supreme Swan", represents advanced discrimination.

Influential, distorted perceptions and worse have to be counteracted. Yogananda's stenographed statements on different occasions conflict with one another. Yet the Self-Realization Fellowship he started, find no flaws with them: they mak toom ruse". From inconsistent lore follows confused readers and followers. "He is not the most confused who knows he is confused," is an observation by Chuang Tzu (in chap. 11, translated by Dr Burton Watson (1968). Dr. James Legge uses 'deluded').


Paramahansa Yogananda inspected and SRF Self-studies, Detail from Pierre Auguste Cot: Portrait d'une jeune femme, 1869. Modified.
"Distinguish between SRF-dropped Yogananda ideals and your best interests." [Cf. Paramahansa Yogananda, in Journey to Self-Realization, (SRF, 2000, p. 23).

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