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Peace of Mind

From pools of inner silence I sip the sparkling waters of Thy peace. –Affirmations for Self-Healing by Swami Kriyananda Dear Friend, Paramhansa Yogananda wrote, “A yogi whose mind is like a rippleless lake, free from the waves of temporary mental elation, sadness, or emotional disturbances—due to loss or gain, victory or failure—finds within himself the unruffled clear reflection of the … Read More

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God-Remembrance

I will live in the remembrance of what I am in truth: bliss infinite! eternal love! –Affirmations for Self-Healing by Swami Kriyananda Dear Friend, They say there are no atheists in the fox-holes. Many people wait until they are in a crisis to remember God. Then they are willing to promise all kinds of amazing things, great and small, if … Read More

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Kindness is love in action

Kindness The whole world is my home, and the human race, my family.  With God’s kindess I embrace all men. Affirmations for Self-Healing by Swami Kriyananda Kindness is love in action. Paramhansa Yogananda counseled, “Be calmly active and actively calm.” To be consistently kind we need to consciously direct our thoughts and emotions by operating from our inner center with … Read More

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Good Health

My body cells obey my will: They dance with divine vitality! I am well! I am strong! I am a flowing river of boundless power and energy! –Affirmations for Self-Healing by Swami Kriyananda Dear Friend, Good health is more than the state of not being ill! It manifests when there is harmony and balance mentally, physically, and spiritually. It manifests … Read More

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Joy

I am even-minded and cheerful at all times. I know that joy is not outside me, but within. – Affirmations for Self-Healing by Swami Kriyananda Dear Friend, Joy is unconditioned by outer circumstances. Joy is of the soul; it is not of the body or the senses. Pleasure and happiness are mere steps to Joy. When we seek pleasure, it … Read More

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Grateful for everything

Gratitude I give thanks to the giver behind each gift, and to the one Giver behind all that I receive. My gratitude rises with devotion’s incense to the throne of Omnipresence. Dear Friend, In the immortal words of Charlie Brown, “What if today we were just grateful for everything?” What a happy life that would entail. Imagine a day where … Read More

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God’s Light Has Descended

“A soldier I saw weeping Beside a dying friend. My officers had said I must hate him till the end. But seeing his grief, I knew we were brothers.” Dear Friend, December, 1914: Five months into the 52 months of the first world war, more than a million young men had died. The Western Front stretched from the Franco-Swiss border … Read More

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Mother of Us All

“Those whose hearts are torn with anguish Lack the pow’r Your name to call! Heal their wounds, Ma, soothe their sorrows— You, the Mother of us all.” In Ananda’s early days, still in the midst of the Cold War, we often thought of those who served heroically as God’s hands and feet, as Divine Mother’s secret agents in the Cosmic … Read More

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The Noble Taper of Inner Communion

“High in the Himalaya, eyes filled with divine love, Jesus appeared to the great master, Babaji. “ ‘The lights on the high altar of my church,’ he said, ‘have been growing dim. Though still lit on lower altars of good works, the noble taper of inner communion with the Lord burns low, and is ill attended. Let us together, united … Read More

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To Learn Great Lessons From Life

Leo Tolstoy, in the last decades of his life, went through a time of intense introspection that led to his mature spiritual vision: a simple life lived close to nature; love and service to mankind; kindness and forgiveness in the face of cruelty and injustice—attitudes that profoundly influenced the spiritual life of Mahatma Gandhi. Out of Tolstoy’s spiritual awakening came … Read More