Our eagerness for worldly activity kills in us the sense of spiritual awe. It has been said that the continuation of the species is due to man’s being forgiving. Forgiveness is holiness; by forgiveness the universe is held together. Small yearnings are openings in the reservoir of your inner peace, permitting healing waters to be wasted in the desert soil … Read More
Living Wisely, Living Wellby Swami Kriyananda In Living Wisely, Living Well, perhaps more so than in any other of his books, we the readers feel our spirits lifting up on the waves of blessing flowing through Swamiji’s words of guidance for each day of the year. An inspiring life lesson The story behind the book is in itself an inspiring … Read More
The true meaning of avatar, Yogananda explained, applies to the descent into human form of any fully liberated soul who is sent down by God for the upliftment of a whole society and the redemption of large numbers of earthly beings (a feat not possible for ordinary saints, even after they become fully enlightened). The purpose of this essay is, … Read More
Anything that prevents us from seeing life with dispassion, and therefore objectively, obscures the inner light and limits our receptivity.
This article is unique in that it has been drawn from articles published by several authors: Paramhansa Yogananda, Swami Kriyananda, and Nayaswami Jyotish and Nayaswami Devi. Sources are listed at the end of the article.
My slowly deepening understanding of magnetism and the part it plays in our successes and failures involved many experiences with Swami Kriyananda. Generally speaking, everyone’s faults are their virtues taken to an extreme. I’m a very enthusiastic person. I love becoming engaged in a project, but sometimes I overdo it.
When we can accept equably whatever suffering comes to us, we are able to remove ourselves from the sphere of pain altogether. Remember these words of my Guru: “Circumstances are neutral. They seem good or bad, happy or sad, depending entirely on our reaction to them.”
Tulsidas realized that this “gentleman” was really a thief. But he also realized that his fear of losing the gold utensils had attracted the prophet Rama to materialize and lovingly guard the temple treasures for him.
Lest anyone doubt the terrible power of delusion to draw people into actions that are diametrically opposed to everything they most deeply believe, the fate of Judas must stand forever as a salutary, even a terrifying, lesson.
To kill hope and become despondent is to put on an animal mask of limitation and to hide your divine identity of almightiness. Instead, always hope for the highest and the best. Hope is born from the intuitive knowing of the soul that eventually we will remember the forgotten image of God within us.