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Once Paramhansa Yogananda was attending a wedding with some of his disciples, and at a certain point he began handing out different-colored roses to the women devotees. After receiving her rose from the Guru, one woman expressed disappointedly, “But I wanted a pink rose, not a red one.” Yogananda looked at her, and with unexpected…

Resolve, this coming year, to appreciate the value of time. For how is it possible to solve all the mysteries of the Soul in one short life span unless we make the most of each year? Very few know how much can be accomplished when each day is used wisely and economically. Without realizing the value of immortal time, which God has given us, whole lifetimes may ebb away before we wake up.

Happy New Year

From Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

Happy New Year, everyone.

Nayaswami Jyotish: This coming year could be very momentous for the world, for Ananda, and for each of us individually. It is going to be a very important year with many changes happening.

This morning I read a letter from 1950 by Paramhansa Yogananda. He urges us to make better use of the time we are given. He says, “The Infinite source of all knowledge lies within. When the mind is receptive, you can more readily conquer your problems. Calmness, concentration, condensation of experience, and regular practice of meditation will enable you to master your own destiny.”

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Secrets of Meditation and Inner Peace

This concise book brilliantly encapsulates the essential keys to meditation with seed thoughts for each day of the month. Each affirmation is presented in a straightforward manner that allows the reader to repeat and remember it before meditating. This potent guide to meditation will help readers tap the well-spring of joy and inner peace with them.

This little book can change your life. Open it to any page to unlock the hidden power within you.

In this collection of pithy and profound sayings, readers will find wise guidance and key insights to the practice of meditation, and secrets for bringing the peace of meditation into the trials and clamor of their daily life.

Drawing on his bestselling Secrets book series, Swami Kriyananda offers sage advice for going within. This lovely edition offers speedy counsel and enlightenment, on the spot. A treasure trove of uplifting affirmations, it is a book to be dipped into and savored again and again.

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We are part of a great tide of loving, joyful energy that wants to give and give as long as people are happy to receive it.

—Swami Kriyananda

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