Yoga Philosophy

Planets And Their Effects In Vedic Astrology

Vedic (Indian) astrology is the study of humanity’s response to the cosmos. In this post I will talk specifically about the planets and the energies that they emanate. Whether or not you believe in astrology, the people who study it can still give us some very helpful advice about bringing balance to our lives. The ancient Indian astrologers taught that … Read More

Yoga Philosophy

Jesus: Guru of the Western World

Based on an interview with Nayaswami Savitri and Revelations of Christ by Paramhansa Yogananda (as remembered by Swami Kriyananda) Growing up in the West, I was familiar with the traditional story of Jesus: Humanity has been sinful ever since Eve took that apple from the serpent, so God sent his only son Jesus to die, thereby cleansing us of our … Read More

Health and Healing, Yoga Philosophy

And the Food Will Set You Free

A proper diet free from fanaticism is an important part of any yogic practice. So often we see advertisements promising quick and easy results that tempt even those who value mental stability over a six-pack. There are so many ways to eat: vegetarian, vegan, raw, paleo, and fruitarian, just to name a few, that it’s overwhelming. We don’t even know … Read More

Clarity Magazine, Spiritual Growth, Yoga Philosophy

Four Steps to a Harmonious Work Environment

Ask yourself, “Am I giving my full support to everyone at work?” If the answer is no, identify the individuals from whom you’re withholding your energy.

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A Christmas Gift from Clarity Magazine

This slideshow was created by Swami Kriyananda and shows the different levels of consciousness — “different worlds” — that we all live in.

Yoga Philosophy

Chakras — The Seven Gates to Freedom

What Are Chakras? Chakras are centers of energy that go up through the middle of our bodies (called the astral spine) from the base of the spine up through the top of the head. Each chakra expresses a different quality, such as love or power. These qualities can manifest in a positive or negative way, depending on which direction our … Read More

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Does Everyone Have a Special Life Purpose?

The truest way to discover your own life purpose is to attune yourself in meditation to the silent promptings of your inner soul. By this practice you will be subtly guided in the direction that you should take.

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Living in the Presence of the Guru

A lot of times instead of going up the mountain of God-realization, we’re going down and we can’t even remember where the peak is. We hit some of those walls of pain, confusion, or stress and we can’t maintain the same level of intensity in our spiritual practices.

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The Glorious Future of Every Soul

If we want to find God, it is important that we strive to look at everything differently from how we are accustomed to doing.

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Glimpses of India: The Conquest of Good over Evil

Diwali symbolizes the conquest of good over evil, the ascendance of light in the midst of darkness and, on a deeper level, the return of the soul to its true kingdom in God from its “exile” in the land of the senses.