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What is a Soul?

The soul as Spirit’s reflection, has the same qualities as Spirit. Separate in nature from the body, the soul is that which inspires courage, fervor, and all other noble qualities. Man’s too close identification with matter keeps the soul confined to the body prison and prevents him from finding freedom in God in the realm of eternal bliss. The ego … Read More

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How to Become a Master in This Life

Hong-Sau in the spine • How to become a master in this life • Yogananda’s thoughts on hypnotism • Two kinds of poverty • Churches and good works • The essence of spiritual teaching (Conversations with Yogananda: 377-381)

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What is the Subconscious Mind?

No. The subconscious mind is the memory repository for the conscious mind. Being automatic, it reproduces good and bad memories equally. Hence the subconscious mind must be trained through the conscious mind. The subconscious mind is just like a psychological parrot. You can train it to utter the name of God or to swear. Just as a parrot, once taught … Read More

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What Is the Difference Between Spirit and God?

There is a great deal of confusion concerning the difference between Spirit and God. God is the Creator of the universe but Spirit is the Creator of God. Spirit existed before God. Spirit is that which was and always will be, whether or not the universe exists. Spirit is motionless and vibrationless. It has no dimensions, no relativity. Knowing neither … Read More