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Early Life[edit | edit source]
Charles Berner (a.k.a. Yogeshwar Muni) was born in 1929 in CA, USA. He passed on in 2007 in Merimbula, NSW Australia. Charles' childhood home was in Colton, California, which he remembered with great affection. He lived here for the first 18 years of his life. The house and the neighboring one were designed and built by his father. Charles had dyslexia and couldn't read until age 14, when he laboriously taught himself, sitting in the kitchen every day while his mother was making the meal. He asked her help whenever he couldn't figure out a word, quite often at first. After working through The Iliad, The Odyssey and The Virginian, he was able to proceed using only the giant family copy of Webster's Dictionary. In 1947 he graduated from Colton High School. Soon afterward he married his first wife, Virginia Mae Schermerhorn, in 1948. After College, he worked as a laboratory technician at the National Bureau of Standards, Corona, California and then as an instrument technician at General Dynamics, Pomona, California. Charles always said he was 'raised scientist', rather than in a religious tradition, but his interest in what life was really about led him to attend services at various churches. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, Charles studied under Ding Le Mei (Institute of Mental Physics) and L. Ron Hubbard, and went to Saint Hill Manor.
Spiritual Roots[edit | edit source]
info on spiritual quest...(including Scientology)