How Can I Have Better Intuition?

Intuition is that directly perceiving faculty of the soul which at once knows the truth about something, without the help of the senses or the mind. Intuition does not depend upon any outside data whatsoever, and can give you knowledge about things which your senses and understanding can never give. Intuition means “soul-perception.” It shows the difference between true and … Read More

Can I Trust My Senses?

Western philosophers assumed that truth could be known by dialectics and reason. Immanuel Kant was the first one to question whether man had the faculties required to know truth. The great sage Patanjali, of India, who lived long before Kant, gave conclusive proof that settled the dispute about the nature of man’s faculties required in knowing truth. A thirsty man … Read More

Is There Life After Death?

The Infinite is ever-new, and by God’s magic wand of renewing death, He keeps everything ever-expressing, ever-remodeling itself into more suitable vehicles for infinite expression. Life here on Earth is relative. Some waves of life last longer than others, but they all express the Infinite variously and fully. They all emerge from and merge into the Infinite Ocean. The speck … Read More

Are Humans Made in the Image of God?

Originally, you were made in the image of God. Why have you lost that prenatal purity? Because you have misused your independence. Man is God’s highest creation, and not only His highest creation but His child. Be proud of that. You are not His creatures. You are His children. You can cast God away and still He does not cast … Read More

How Do I Find Peace?

Permanent peace and quiet are gained only through meditation and contacting God. Restlessness and noise, two of the most troublesome aspects of life, must be transcended before you can begin to acquire the inner peace necessary to know God. To help rid yourself of restlessness, you must understand the value of meditation in the sense that the yogis of India … Read More

Is it Possible to Prevent War?

There will always be war until people live up to the standards of God, who has no race hatred, no color prejudice, and no political differences. We are all children of God, and we must gather our forces and live up to His ideal. Wars are the result of ignorance. People should be able to settle their differences by spiritual … Read More

What is Matter?

To the human consciousness matter is both real and perceptible, but man has discovered that behind the transitory forms of material creation there is an invisible permanent creative force. All matter is composed of vibration. The ninety-two elements of matter, which enter into the composition of the whole universe from stars to human beings, are nothing but different forms of … Read More

How Should I Handle Disappointment?

Material things cannot be owned by anyone, for at death they must be left behind and given to others. We are only allowed the use of things. It is foolish to be attached to material things. You should pray only to be given the use of things you genuinely need and, if necessary, to be given the power to create … Read More

Is the World More Good or Evil?

Undoubtedly there is more good than evil in the world, but good deeds are not noticed as quickly as evil deeds. Shakespeare was probably right when he said, “The evil men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.” This does not mean that we are not later punished for our sins and rewarded for our … Read More

How Does Our Environment Affect Us?

Environment and the company we keep are of paramount importance. From early childhood on, through our reactions to our outer environment, our inner mental environment of thoughts and mental habits is formed. Our outer environment, in conjunction with our inner environment, molds our tastes, guides our actions, and controls our life. Environmental troubles exist because of our actions in the … Read More