Yoga Philosophy

Self-Realization: The One Truth in All Religions

(Excerpted from the Essence of Self-Realization—Wisdom of Paramhansa Yogananda, compiled by Swami Kriyananda, Crystal Clarity, Publishers) “Self-realization,” a phrase commonly used today, implies many things that are very attractive—expansive horizons for personal growth; freedom from institutional and dogmatic constraints; direct personal experience of Truth and of God. Paramhansa Yogananda, the well-known author of Autobiography of a Yogi, often spoke of Self-realization which … Read More

Guru-Disciple Relationship, Yoga Philosophy

Magnetism: The Power to Change Your Life

Paramhansa Yogananda’s book, Autobiography of a Yogi, is a work that continues to touch the lives of millions of people even 73 years after its publication in 1946. Its power was illustrated to me during a recent visit to China. Walking past a bookstore in Guangzhou, a lady I know glanced at the front-window display of newly released books. Her … Read More

Ask Yogananda

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

Video / Audio

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)