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Rescuing Yogananda

September 28, 2010 Dear Friends and well-wishers (also Dear ill-wishers, for you too are dear to me; I need you): I sent you recently a book that was, for me, a difficult one to write. Perhaps it was as difficult for you to read, though the vast majority of you wrote letters thanking me for my courage in writing it. … Read More

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Financial Troubles Ahead

Dear Friends: I am writing to as many friends as I can think of with a message that I think may spare you much suffering in the near future. I hope you will share this message with others, many of whom I may have inadvertently omitted. I call you all my friends. I am aware that some of you don’t … Read More

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Christmas Message, 2011

In a few days we’ll all be celebrating a precious memory: the birth of Jesus Christ in a humble manger. We think sweetly of that innocent, all-loving baby. I remember a picture I saw in Greece where the Virgin Mary looks at her baby with tears of grief, and I asked a monk, “Why is she crying?” He answered, “Because … Read More

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Swami Kriyananda’s New Year’s Message, 2012

Dear Ones: Here it is, 2012: the year people all over the world have been dreading, because the Mayan calendar ends on the last days of December in this year. Shall I add my two cents to the predictions? I have always felt it important, for the sake of those who look to me for guidance, and also as a … Read More

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Spiritual Anniversary Message, 2012

Here is a message that Swami sent out to his friends on September 12th, 2012, his 64th anniversary of being a disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda: Today is my sixty-fourth birthday—spiritual, that is. September 12, 1948, I was accepted as a disciple by Paramhansa Yogananda. How well I remember that day! How well I remember the years of seeking that had … Read More

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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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New Years Message from Swami Kriyananda, 2011

Dear Friends: I want to take this opportunity to wish you a happy and successful new year — the happiest and most successful ever. This year, unfortunately, does promise difficulties, but if you have the right attitude, you’ll come sailing through. What is that right attitude? The realization that when you place your life in His hands, nothing can go … Read More

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News from India

Dear Friends, We send our love to all of you, and now after nine days in India, we finally have a moment to write you some news about our travels here. This trip has had many blessings and some unexpected adventures along the way. We flew out of Sacramento on January 6 traveling to Portland, Amsterdam, and finally arriving in … Read More