Articles in the Letters of Encouragement Subcategory

Swami Kriyananda

Don’t think of your body as your own. It is God’s body, from which at least the consciousness of illness must be banished.

Swami Kriyananda

God doesn’t treat those who love Him in the same soft way He treats others.

Swami Kriyananda

When one receives visions and voices on the spiritual path, it is very difficult to distinguish how real they are. My strong advice to you is that you not give them too much attention.

Swami Kriyananda

The most important sign of spiritual advancement is that your love for God is growing ever deeper, and you feel selfless joy in the thought of Him.

Swami Kriyananda

I do not believe that superconscious experiences can be induced by hypnotic suggestion.

Swami Kriyananda

The modern mind—especially the modern American mind—thinks that bigger is better. Why should this be so? There is no rivalry in God.

Swami Kriyananda

Illness has its challenges (as you well know), but at the moment of death itself, though, there’s no pain at all.

Swami Kriyananda

Paramhansa Yogananda often said that spiritual truths must be made to apply on all three levels—physical, mental, and spiritual.

Swami Kriyananda

It’s right and true to recognize one’s own fallibility—true strength and guidance come only from God. When we have faith in Him, everything turns out for the best.

Swami Kriyananda

Human love is fulfilling only when it is self-giving, not grasping, and seeks fulfillment in the joy of another.

Swami Kriyananda

Joy and suffering depend entirely on attitudes of the mind. The poorest beggar has found bliss when his attitude was right.

Swami Kriyananda

Guidance rarely comes to us when we sit back and wait for it. The secret of attracting guidance is to raise one’s level of energy.

Swami Kriyananda

Jesus taught that the kingdom of God should not be sought “here” or “there,” for the kingdom of God is within.

Swami Kriyananda

There is no tension between the teachings of Jesus and of Krishna, or of any of the great masters. The tension arises in our efforts to understand their teachings.

Swami Kriyananda

The fruits of the divine life are selfless love, humility, and all divine qualities.

Swami Kriyananda

India—the real India—is an ancient culture that has survived the disintegrating influences of time.

Swami Kriyananda

When I first met Yogananda, I had many doubts that I determined to “put on a shelf” for the time being, since I was in no position to resolve them.

Swami Kriyananda

I’m not going to ask you even to imagine gratitude for what you’re suffering, but I do ask you to suspend judgment for the time being.

Swami Kriyananda

Any time we suffer in life, our greatest need is to see what it is in ourselves that has attracted that suffering.

Swami Kriyananda

It would be idle for me to say that I am not the guide for those who come to Yogananda through me and Ananda.


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