God Does the Rest
December 31, 2014

The goal of all yoga practice is to bring the life force into the spine, the altar of Spirit, where one worships God as ever-new joy. When we are fully in control of the mind, Paramhansa Yogananda said, “it will be like the coat you hang on a peg: it will stay there” in God…

Living in the Consciousness of AUM
January 7, 2014

Of all divine manifestations, Cosmic Sound (AUM) is the most constant and easiest to commune with. Attuning to AUM’s pristine vibration helps one understand that at the very center of movement lies stillness. AUM is God’s consciousness in vibratory creation. Every atom is a trumpet that proclaims His glory. In AUM one hears the Cosmic…

AUM — The Melody of Love
June 10, 2013

Dear Meditator, I am very happy to announce that my book, AUM: The Melody of Love, is now in print. The purpose of the book is to help readers deepen their experience and love for AUM. God is ever-new bliss, and vibrating AUM is the Divine Generator pouring out God’s love to all creation. A…

All Good Things Come from Stillness
April 8, 2013

Dear Meditator, The Buddhist monk, Godo Nakanishi, once spent several days sitting quietly on a snow-covered mountain. The birds living there noticed him, but fear of humans kept them a safe distance away. As the monk continued to meditate, he became more and more absorbed in the inner silence. Gradually, the wild birds lost their…

Choose the Highest
January 23, 2013

The King’s True Wealth: A Parable In the realm of Light where the river AUM flows into the Cosmic Sea, King Darshan told his subjects, “In three days, I’m going to make an important announcement.” The kingdom buzzed with anticipation; their sovereign, who’d ruled for many years, had always been generous. On the day of…

The Sky and Earth Touched Me Meditation
November 12, 2012

Prairie grasses swaying in the wind… clouds drifting in the sky… songbirds singing joyfully in a nearby tree… all make the heart sing. We aren’t merely observers of nature’s beauties. The soul is omnipresent, and everything happens within us. The ego is the soul identified with the body. Egoic consciousness makes one self-absorbed and oblivious…

The Power of Listening
September 25, 2012

Jobs were scarce during the worldwide depression in the 1930s. In a small Midwest town in the United States the telegraph office announced they’d be hiring a new telegraph operator. On the day of the interview, sixty hopeful men packed the waiting room. To relieve their tension, most of the job applicants joked and chattered…

Contentment Is the Supreme Virtue
March 6, 2012

Whatever comes of itself, let it come, but I am ever content in my inner heart. —Swami Kriyananda “When you can be happy in the present,” Paramhansa Yogananda said, “then you have God.” I experienced this truth one day after losing my way in the mountains. It was late spring, and snow still covered the…

Let Nothing Disturb Thee: Dive into the Sea of Spirit
September 7, 2011

Dear Meditator, Years ago in Hawaii I had an experience at the ocean that beautifully illustrated the power of meditation and the guru. While vacationing on the island of Kauai, I went to a beach to swim with a few friends. There I saw sets of ten-foot waves crashing along the shore. It seemed impossible…

Our Cosmic Home
April 19, 2011

Dear Meditator, Last week at Ananda Village I met two people who were experiencing challenging physical karma. They each had a wonderful spirit. I shared with them the following story told by Swami Sivananda, which I have rewritten. Both friends found the story extremely helpful and I thought you might, too. Swami Kriyananda called karma…

Nayaswami Bharat

Nayaswami Bharat

Director of Meditation Support

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