Using Our Full Power

When faced with a challenge in life, right attitude is crucial. A negative outlook only blocks the energy, but when we have a positive approach and are willing to go to great lengths, nothing is impossible. When things get tough we need to gather all our energy and go full blast.

Do People Go to an Astral World After Death?

The infinite astral world is the true world. Everything in this world of ours was first conceived astrally. The blueprints of this world were created first in the astral world. This world has many limitations but the astral world has no limitations. We came from the astral world and we shall return to it after death, but why wait for … Read More

Is There Proof that God Exists?

We read about God in the various scriptures. We hear of His presence in the sermons of religious men and saints. We imagine Him behind the veils of beauty in Nature. We think about His existence through the logic within us. But all of these windows, through which we try to see God, are fitted with the opaque glass of … Read More

What Does “True Christianity” Mean?

True Christianity must not be confused with the forms that enclose it. It is neither Oriental nor Occidental, nor does it belong to Jesus alone. Spiritual truth is one. Interpreted by Christians, it is called “Christianity,” by Hindus, “Hinduism,” and so forth. Narrow-minded Christians and Hindus think that true Christianity and true Hinduism mean church or temple worship, thus mistaking … Read More

The Bird of Paradise

The Bird of Paradise On the Wings of Swadhyaya: Self-Study The mystery of suffering Our soul – the essence of our being – consists of pure bliss (sat-chid-ananda), as the great Masters teach us. But do you feel this bliss right now? Probably not. Instead we all suffer, go through hard times and have lives which can be amazingly tough. … Read More

Do My Dreams Have Meaning?

Dreams have great significance. To the ignorant, all things are unintelligible. To the wise, everything has meaning. The phenomena of the world and mind both have significance. In dreamland all barriers of conscious life are removed. That is because, being souls, we have been given the immortal power of God, and we exercise that power in dreams. Dreams afford us … Read More

Where Does Knowledge Come From?

Knowledge is vast, spiritual wisdom is vast, and although this world seems vast to us, it is only a speck in the universe. It is impossible in this life to acquire all the wisdom gathered by human beings over time in the school of life. So long as you live on earth, so long as the power in your eyes … Read More

Shiva: The Perfected Yogi Whose Energy Flows “Down and Out!”

Lord Shiva, as the Adi (first) yogi, is revered by his devotees as the embodiment of yogic perfection and as the giver of yoga science to mankind. Depictions of him beautifully portray the signs of complete yoga-mastery: his two eyes are half closed in meditation, while the all-seeing eye of intuition is open in his forehead. The snake garlanded around … Read More

Feeling – The Essence of Consciousness

Parmahansa Yogananda explained that there are four aspects to our consciousness: Mon, Buddhi, Ahankara, and Chitta. We perceive with the mind (Mon); define with the intellect (Buddhi); identify personally with the ego (Ahankara); and feel one way or another about things (Chitta). Most people identify their capacity to feel with their emotions and therefore, with the reactive process. The essence … Read More

Can Jesus Destroy the World?

Yes, it is true that Jesus had such power. All cosmic forces are governed by intelligence. Otherwise, they would not be able to produce such a well-planned universe. God, who is the Supreme Intelligence and Creator of all things, has the power to destroy anything in this universe which He has created. Everything that exists is the result of the … Read More