Clarity Magazine, Spiritual Growth

Free Yourself from All Attachments

Desires are unavoidable, but most human longings hamper the fulfillment of the supreme desire, which is to return to God. To distinguish between reasonable and unreasonable desires, you must learn to be guided by your conscience, the divine discriminative power within you.

Daily Meditator, Meditation

A Sacred Invitation from Paramhansa Yogananda

Above all, cultivate the habit of meditation. This is the inner switch you turn on to connect yourself with the Infinite. Hold on to the after-effects of meditation by your attention. You will then find that you are a reservoir of power in body, mind, and soul.

Clarity Magazine, Spiritual Growth

Attune to the Divine Plan for Your Life

A soul who is guided by cosmic wisdom knows that he came to this earth principally for the divine plan, through the medium of his own past actions.

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Rabindranath Tagore and I Compare Schools

About two years after founding the Ranchi school, I received an invitation from Rabindranath [Tagore] to visit him at Santiniketan in order to discuss our educational ideals. I went gladly…

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The Resurrection of Sri Yukteswar

For the first time in my life I did not kneel at his feet in greeting but instantly advanced to gather him hungrily in my arms. Moment of moments! …

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Trailanga Swami

Lahiri Mahasaya had a very famous friend, Swami Trailanga, who was reputed to be over three hundred years old. The two yogis often sat together in meditation. Trailanga’s fame is so widespread that few Hindus would deny the possibility of truth in any story of his astounding miracles…

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I Meet My Master, Sri Yukteswar

“Merciful Mother of the Universe, teach me Thyself through visions, or through a guru sent by Thee!”

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My Transformational Fast

Whether famishment gleamed in my eye, I knew not. That I was hungry, I knew only too well. The invariable hour for the first hermitage meal was twelve noon. I had been accustomed in my own home to a large breakfast at nine o’clock…

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My Sister Nalini

Soon after Ananta’s passing, my younger sister Nalini was brought back from death’s door by a divine healing. Before relating the story, I will refer to a few phases of her earlier life…

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My Saintly Parents

Both were blessed with saintly nature. Their mutual love, tranquil and dignified, never expressed itself frivolously. A perfect parental harmony was the calm center for the revolving tumult of eight young lives…