Revealing the Mysteries of Karma And Rebirth
by Richard Salva
Chapter One: Soul Journey
“Abraham Lincoln [in a past life] had been a yogi in the Himalayas who died with a desire to help bring about racial equality. His birth as Lincoln was for the purpose of fulfilling that desire. He has come back again in [the twentieth] century as Charles Lindbergh.”
This statement was made by Paramhansa Yogananda, a master of yoga and one of the pioneer teachers of meditation in the West (best known for his spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi).
I first read these words in 1977 when they were published in Swami Kriyananda’s autobiography, The Path. Twenty years later they returned to my mind, and I wondered, considering the wealth of historical detail recorded from the lives of Lincoln and Lindbergh, what hard evidence existed to support Yogananda’s words. I felt that my own, extensive study and practice of the teachings of Himalayan yogis would aid my search.
The results of that search are in your hands. In this book I draw hundreds of connections that span every aspect of human individuality, connections that link Abraham Lincoln with Charles Lindbergh and the lifestyle of Himalayan yogis. Not only that, but the connections demonstrate how past lives affect you and me in countless ways on a daily basis, and how we evolve in wisdom as our souls make the journey from lifetime to lifetime.
Was Yogananda right? Was Abraham Lincoln a Himalayan yogi in a past life? And did he return to his beloved America as Charles Lindbergh?
I don’t ask you to accept what Yogananda said at face value. Read this book, weigh the facts, and make your own judgment.