Superconscious Living— Meditation as a Way of Life

Learn to live more superconsciously. This means to live with meditation-born awareness. Try to make the peace you experience in meditation the basis of your objective experience of life. Don’t let the meditative peace slip between your fingers like grains of sand the moment you find the winds of worldly duties again buffeting you. Don’t let the insistent demands people … Read More

Meditation, Spiritual Growth

The Ever New Joy

Meditation is that level of absorption when one has an actual experience of God, or one of His attributes.  -Swami Kriyananda A friend came to see me recently very discouraged with her lack of progress in meditation. Knowing that she’d been meditating for several years, I wondered what the problem was. “I never see God or the Masters in meditation,” … Read More

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Guided Meditation for Peace and Calmness

Nayaswami Sadhana Devi leads you in a 30-minute guided meditation on finding peace and calmness within. More meditations in our free app: Ananda Meditation is the only meditation app based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda. Learn how to meditate, practice ancient yogic techniques, and go deeper in the joy of your own Self. – Start a new practice … Read More

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How to Sit for Meditation

One of the reasons we find it hard to meditate is because we cannot keep the body still! Learn a few tricks on how we can sit comfortably and dynamically for meditation so that we may forget our bodies and focus our attention in meditation. This video is part of the Kriya Yoga Home Study Course, which teaches Paramhansa Yogananda’s … Read More

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What Is the Difference Between Meditation and Prayer?

Ordinary prayer consists of addressing our desires, half in belief and half in doubt, to an unknown God. Never pray with disbelief in your heart or with a sense of hopelessness thinking that God will not listen to your prayers. The only way to know God through prayer is by persistence, regularity, and depth of loving effort. Pray intelligently with … Read More

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The Healing Power of Meditation

One important benefit is the healing of the nervous system. Meditation gives peace. Inner peace is like a lubricating oil that enables the machinery of our lives to function smoothly. Without mental peace, our emotions, and the various challenges that we face in life create inner stress that can lead to a physical and nervous breakdown. Negative emotions create blocks … Read More