Yoga Philosophy

Are We “Meat That Thinks” or Potential Saints

The Age of Rational Materialism We are living in an age that can be described as rational materialism, where the prevailing thought is that consciousness arose from matter. According to this viewpoint, human beings are the end result of a random process, whereby solid atoms arranged themselves into organisms that gradually became more complicated and eventually developed consciousness. In other … Read More

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Is God Personal or Impersonal?

Nayaswami Devarshi answers the age old question on how best to approach God – in form or formlessness? Is He involved in our everyday lives, or is He aloof and removed? Not knowing the “best” way to worship Him, many devotees find themselves conflicted in their relationship to the Divine.

Yoga Philosophy

Self-Realization Difined: 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