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The Funnel Effect

I heard a story many years ago about a truth seeker who went to the Himalayas in search of truth. He heaved himself over stony crags, struggled through snowy wastes, and braved many an icy storm before finally discovering a hermit who lived in the remote corners of a cave. There, he prostrated himself he cried, “O holy one, please … Read More

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What I Like About Old Age

What I like about old age is that it gives a person time to experience the consequences of how he has lived. If he has lived a mediocre or a bad life, of course, those consequences will not be pleasant, but if he has lived to help others, and to serve God, he finds old age a particularly happy time … Read More

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Easter Message From Swami, 2013

Dear Ones: I wish I could bless each and every one of you with a happy Easter. Easter is a time symbolizing the eventual resurrection of our little, individual selves into the one, Infinite Self. I suggest at this time particularly that you study and meditate on the photograph of Master titled The Last Smile. And consider this amazing fact: … Read More

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A Revolution in Education

Having taught in public schools, I knew something was seriously wrong with the traditional approach to education but I didn’t know how to bring about a change.

A Place Called Ananda, Divine Love


This was originally posted at “Smile because you are fearless; smile because fear is ashamed to cause you apprehension and failure” –Paramhansa Yogananda I’ve just about finished reading Paramhansa Yogananda: A Biography, and one story stood out to me in particular. Yogananda was giving a talk in New York and he accused some very wealthy people of taking advantage … Read More