The Variety of God’s Children


a new friend ive met on line is spiritually wise but so cold

how can someone be so spiritual yet so cold human wise

i feel like im communicating with death;

—j eff, france


Dear Jeff,

Your question has several elements that need attention.

One is the perceived contradiction that a spiritual person can appear humanly cold. Some souls manifest primarily the quality of wisdom and perhaps your new friend is such a soul.

Paramhansa Yogananda’s guru, Sri Yukteswar, is such a soul. I hesitate to compare the two, as Sri Yukteswar came as a Self-realized master, divinely ordained to play the role he does in the path of Self-realization. I suggest you read about him in Paramhansa Yogananda’s book, Autobiography of a Yogi.

The other element that needs attention is your last statement. “I feel like I’m communicating with death.” This is dark. A truly spiritual person would share qualities of joy, peace, love, light, and calmness, as well as wisdom.

Be cautious. If you don’t feel inspiration from this friend, then it may be best to discontinue the relationship. Ask God to guide you in your quest for truth and trust your inner self to know whether or not this is a friendship to maintain.

Offered in Divine Friendship,

Ananda Sangha Worldwide