Clarity Magazine, Divine Love, Yoga Philosophy

May I Know that the Terrors of Delusion are Only Dreams

Suddenly I beheld myself in rags. Seated on the hard stones of poverty I wept, and my teardrops fell on the unheeding, unrelenting stones of my present circumstances.

Clarity Magazine, Yoga Philosophy

Karma and Reincarnation

The Essence of “Karma and Reincarnation.”

Clarity Magazine, Divine Love, Yoga Philosophy

Make Me See That I Am but an Actor in Thy Cosmic Motion Picture

I am aware that this turbulent dancing show is only a vast illusion. I am happy to have acted both tragic and comic parts. Still, Father, give me now and then a few days of respite from my task!

Clarity Magazine, Spiritual Growth, Yoga Philosophy

Following the Inner Star of God’s Presence

Dear Friend, We send you loving thoughts during this Christmas season. May you go deep in meditation and be filled with God’s joy. Paramhansa Yogananda told his disciples, “Christ is the joy felt in meditation. Christ is the perception realized in the deepest hours of silence.” Our Guru gave a wonderful explanation of the story of the three Wise Men … Read More

Clarity Magazine, Yoga Philosophy

Uncovering the Cosmic Mysteries

Many of the great modern scientific discoveries merely confirm what the rishis (sages) of India discovered centuries ago about the atomic constitution of matter and the basic laws of the physical world.

Clarity Magazine, Divine Love, Yoga Philosophy

Prayer-Demand for Removing the Cork of Ignorance

No more will I remain moving through the sea of cosmic consciousness—night and day, years, decades, and how many incarnations!—so close, yet never able to contact Thy sea.

Clarity Magazine, Yoga Philosophy

Three Benefits from Using Incense

Often, during meditation, nearby odors such as car exhaust, cooking, cigarette smoke, or even upholstery can be distracting to the mind, and may awaken mental associations that have nothing in common with the mood of inner upliftment.

A Place Called Ananda, Spiritual Community, Yoga Philosophy

Kriya Yoga in Daily Life

Recently Swami Kriyananda gave two extraordinary talks on Kriya Yoga in Daily Life in Pune and Mumbai, India. You can listen to both talks on the Ananda website. People who are interested in receiving initiation into Kriya are often interested in what Kriya will do to deepen their meditation, and what kind of spiritual experiences they can expect through Kriya … Read More

A Place Called Ananda, Spiritual Community, Yoga Philosophy

“Kriya Yoga Plus Devotion Works Like Mathematics”

Students of yoga often believe that yoga techniques alone can give one spiritual liberation, or moksha. But Paramhansa Yogananda taught that right attitude, discipleship to a true Guru, and deep devotion are just as important as yoga techniques, if not more so. Yogananda told a disciple, “Kriya Yoga plus devotion works like mathematics. It cannot fail.” I often tell people … Read More

Clarity Magazine, Yoga Philosophy

Revelations of Christ, Proclaimed by Paramhansa Yogananda

Surveys of present-day Christians show that a high percentage of them feel shaken in their faith by scholarly claims that challenge the very authenticity of the Gospels.