Joseph (Puru) Selbie, author of The Physics of God, is known for creating bridges of understanding between the modern evidenced-based discoveries of science and the ancient experience-based discoveries of the mystics. He is a founding member of Ananda — a global spiritual movement inspired by Paramhansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi. A dedicated Kriya meditator for nearly fifty years, he has helped hundreds of people awaken to their own spiritual potentials throughout the US and Europe. He has also authored, The Yugas, a factual look at India’s tradition of cyclical history.
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Dear Hari, Yogananda often said that our desires will lead us a merry chase and then give us nothing in the end. There is nothing outside ourselves that can satisfy us. We will always feel unfulfilled until we find the
Dear S, Current discoveries in science and the ancient teachings of the sages both tell us that our every thought, our every feeling, affects our body. Every thought or feeling we have sets in motion a cascade of physiological events.
Dear Bahniman, Not all traditions use the same dating for the yugas. I prefer the dating of Sri Yukteswar as outlined in his book, The Holy Science. Sri Yukteswar uses the duration of the yugas found in the Vedas and
Dear Ruchit, What you are experiencing is yourself — but on a more subtle level. Yogananda explained that we inhabit three bodies simultaneously: physical, astral, and causal. Our physical body tends to dominate our awareness. It’s what our senses reveals
Dear Sanjay, Yogananda used to say, “Whatever comes of itself, let it come.” He used this phrase to describe the right attitude for dealing with what life brings you — failure or success, poverty or wealth, sickness or health —
Dear Siddharth, It is difficult to overcome undesirable thoughts directly. The more attention you give to your unwanted thoughts the more energy you give them. Better to avoid the things that awaken the unwanted thoughts and, most importantly, deliberately and
Dear Carina, Forgiveness implies there is judgment. How can God judge a part of Himself? According to the Masters, God would no more judge us than we would judge our hand. We are, always have been, and always will be,