Nayaswami Krishnadas shares Yogananda’s powerful technique during his Sunday Service at Ananda Village.
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
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)
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
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
The soul is a true reflection of the Spirit, and is therefore pure. When the soul becomes identified with the body, it converts itself into the ego. In a worldly person, the ego is the guiding principle of all thoughts, feelings, and aspirations. One must learn to differentiate between material desires and soul desires. The pure soul loves the wisdom … Read More
eath is one of life’s most profound mysteries. It is often surrounded by intense fear, a sense of irreparable loss, and heartbreaking grief. We are confronted with the dark abyss of the unknown when we are unexpectedly confronted by death. In that moment of grief and loss we may wonder, “What happens now? What happens after death and what has … Read More
A powerful story by Yogananda, shared by Nayaswami Maria during her Sunday Service at Ananda Village.
Western philosophers assumed that truth could be known by dialectics and reason. Immanuel Kant was the first one to question whether man had the faculties required to know truth. The great sage Patanjali, of India, who lived long before Kant, gave conclusive proof that settled the dispute about the nature of man’s faculties required in knowing truth. A thirsty man … Read More