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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…

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Lahiri Mahasaya’s Enigmatic Photograph

One of my most precious possessions is that same photograph. Given to Father by Lahiri Mahasaya himself, it carries a holy vibration…

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What is Behind the Darkness of Closed Eyes?

“What is behind the darkness of closed eyes?” This probing thought came powerfully into my mind. An immense flash of light at once manifested to my inward gaze…

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I Am Healed by Lahiri Mahasaya

Lahiri Mahasaya left this world shortly after I had entered it. His picture, in an ornate frame, always graced our family altar in the various cities to which Father was transferred by his office…