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Wisdom is the power of the soul to know truth. By thinking with the rational mind, we will not be able to comprehend truth. It is through the heart that we perceive and understand the deepest truths. As we get in touch with the heart, calm feeling will inspire our thoughts and behavior to right…

One of the Ananda teachers just sent me an article about the physiological link between the breath and a brain chemical, noradrenaline. Here’s a quote from the article: The research shows for the first time that breathing — a key element of meditation and mindfulness practices — directly affects the levels of a natural chemical messenger in the brain…

Blaise Pascal was an influential French scientist who lived in the 1600s. At age twelve, before he had received any formal training in geometry, Pascal independently discovered and demonstrated Euclid’s thirty-two propositions. It’s not surprising, then, that as an adult Pascal would complete important works on mathematics and experimental physics. He made important contributions to geometry…

Upcoming Yogananda Fest: Palo Alto

June 2nd, 10am – 9pm

Yogananda Fest is an inspiring day-long festival celebrating and sharing the teachings of the great Master, Paramhansa Yogananda. Join us for a series of inspiring classes, guided meditations, yoga, vegetarian food, devotional music, spiritual community, and special keynote speakers.
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Having spent the last week at Ananda Village for the Kriyaban retreat, I got an infection! But it’s not the kind you think. It’s the infectious ease of joy. The divine friendships, beautiful environment, inspirational talks, uplifting music, and deep kriya meditations have transmitted a touch of joy upon my soul. I hope to transmit it to you too! Why did God create our world and the universe? It’s a question that has puzzled many for millenia. The traditional answer ...

Recently a fellow-disciple asked me, “What should we do when we feel restless, spiritually ‘dry,’ out of tune, or when we feel strongly drawn back into worldly desires?’ I will discuss in this blog what I did when these kinds of feelings first “ambushed” me, and also, what others have done when finding themselves in…

Inner freedom is the ability to do all things guided by wisdom. Most people are bound by their desires, which is not freedom at all. You must never forget that you are a free agent. You can change your karma if you use your will power, and are guided by wisdom as you do so.…

Question from Shaili: Hi! I am doing level 2 or deepening meditation level. My kundalini was forcefully evoked by another group of saints…

Question from Preksha: How to deal with clingy relatives? I try to deal with them with love, but there are days when I…

Question from Petals: Hello....i am over emotional in nature....i cry a lot, even on small things....extremely over sensitive.also...i dont have any loving caring…

Question from Jahnavi Desai: My husband had a dream wherein, he saw Shri Shri Yukteshwar Maharaj. He came in form of a boy, carrying…

Question from Andreas: I am very sick from diabetes, constant muscle pain: elderly man, who tries to be compassionate and meditates constantly. I…

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May 24, 2018

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