Those present were, Margaret Lancaster, Laurie Pratt, Virginia Wright, Margaret Wood and Faye Wright. To this group Swamiji speaks of the incarnation following our next existence which, according to Virginia Wright and Florina Darling (Durga) to whom it was told, will be on the planet were Swamiji’s Master, Sri Yukteswarji now exists. According to Swamiji, we will all go to the planet where he and his Master will be for one incarnation and then ………… to quote Swamiji:
“Next life these two people (Margaret Lancaster and Laurie Pratt) will be boys. Next life we will be in the Himalayas and will come with tremendous powers. they (Margaret and Laurie) will be born in India- Laurie born in Bengal and Margaret in Punjab. Their parents will try to hold them and get Margaret married, but she will show the love of God and leave. Laurie will come earlier in the hermitage.
We will come with great power. Faye will be a boy too and I hope all will be boys. We will be there in great devotion to God and most of you will be boys and we will pass life in greatest devotion to God singing praise to Him, with Him appearing to us. And after, when the will of God will go out, we will spread His message again.
Just the same lines under Marg’s eyes will be there. The rest (of her features) will change a little. I will call her and the minute she sees me, she will recognize. Babaji and Lahiri Mahasay will be there with us too. My Master will come occasionally there. Pranabhananada Swami wil be there too.
Durga will be a Bengali.
There will be tigers and lions and snakes and there will be no fear of them. Nothing but love for all things. We will eat roots. The features of all will be more or less the same as now so that if you should leave pictures or statues of your-selves in this life, in the next life we would recognize ourselves.
My greatest joy is that I will have no interruption of letter writing and book writing and we will have only one thought. That is God and meditation. And we will all fall in ecstasy. Imagine my joy to see all of you sitting around. We will all be born in wealthy families and they will try to hold us but we shall turn away from them.
I will be several years in contact of God and just roaming singly and then when God’s great mercy will come then you will all come. When my desires to be alone will be fulfilled completely then you will all come. You will feel that Divine Impulse to go away and I will meet everyone singly.
Sister Gyanamata and a few others will be there too. She will be a boy also. Margee Lannee will be the first to meet me in the next life since I saw her first in this life in connection with the next life. I knew all these things from my childhood. I knew each face. That is how I knew Durga when I first saw her.
“Sleeping memories of friends once more to be.”
This is the actual copy from 1937.
Paramahansa Yogananda In A Letter To Rajarsi Janakananda A Great Western Yogi
Whenever you desire to commune with any saint, think first of his image in the spiritual eye, then relax and concentrate in the heart, trying to feel some of his main characteristics. For instance, of Swami Shankara, think of wisdom; of Lahiri Mahasaya, a joyous perception and wisdom and devotion; of Yogananda, a joyous perception and wisdom and devotion; of Sri Yukteswarji, wisdom and calm perception of bliss.
Then lose yourself in the perception, and the soul of those individuals will possess you. You will act, reason, think feel like them.Sometimes this may last for hours or days. When this is perfected, ultimately you will see them with closed eyes. When that can be done at will, you will see them with open eyes. This is the mystery of inner communion with saints. Practice that with unfailing zeal until you are certain of this communion.
– Paramahansa Yogananda, in a letter to Rajarsi Janakananda, from Rajarsi
Janakananda – A Great Western Yogi.