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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…

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Who is Mahavatar Babaji?

“Whenever anyone utters with reverence the name of Babaji,” Lahiri Mahasaya said, “that devotee attracts an instant spiritual blessing.”

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Sri Yukteswar Expounds the Bible

Master (Sri Yukteswar) expounded the Christian Bible with a beautiful clarity. It was from my Hindu guru, unknown to the roll call of Christian membership, that I learned to perceive the deathless essence of the Bible…

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Summoning Babaji

Burning with the enthusiasm of truth, I spoke without due thought. “If I call him, my guru will appear right in this house.” Interest gleamed in every eye; it was no wonder that the group was eager to behold a saint materialized in such a strange way…

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Babaji’s Humility

The scene was a Kumbha Mela at Allahabad. I had gone there during a short vacation from my office duties. As I wandered amidst the throng of monks and sadhus who had come from great distances to attend the holy festival, I noticed…

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I Become a Monk of the Swami Order

“Master, my father has been anxious for me to accept an executive position with the Bengal-Nagpur Railway. But I have definitely refused it.” I added hopefully, “Sir, will you not make me a monk of the Swami Order?” I looked pleadingly at my guru. During preceding years, in order to test the depth of my determination, he had refused this … Read More

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Outwitting the Stars

“God is harmony; the devotee who attunes himself will never perform any action amiss. His activities will be correctly and naturally timed to accord with astrological law. After deep prayer and meditation he is in touch with his divine consciousness; there is no greater power than that inward protection.” – Sri Yukteswar

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Samadhi (with audio)

Vanished the veils of light and shade,
Lifted every vapor of sorrow,
Sailed away all dawns of fleeting joy,
Gone the dim sensory mirage…