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Yogananda’s Interpretations of the Rubaiyat

Yukteswar’s training: deep scriptural study • Yogananda’s interpretations of The Rubaiyat • How people come to the spiritual path • Yogananda as “just a bulge in the ocean” • The importance of taking care of the body when younger • “Fools argue, but wise men discuss” (Conversations with Yogananda: 358-363)

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Is There Life After Death?

The Infinite is ever-new, and by God’s magic wand of renewing death, He keeps everything ever-expressing, ever-remodeling itself into more suitable vehicles for infinite expression. Life here on Earth is relative. Some waves of life last longer than others, but they all express the Infinite variously and fully. They all emerge from and merge into the Infinite Ocean. The speck … Read More

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What is Raja Yoga?

Which branch of Yoga did Yogananda teach? • What is Raja Yoga? • If you love yourself, how can you love God? • Offer the good and bad you do to God • How to break the barrier of egoic self-identity • God as the doer • What does it mean to “be practical in your idealism”? (Conversations with Yogananda: … Read More

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Are Humans Made in the Image of God?

Originally, you were made in the image of God. Why have you lost that prenatal purity? Because you have misused your independence. Man is God’s highest creation, and not only His highest creation but His child. Be proud of that. You are not His creatures. You are His children. You can cast God away and still He does not cast … Read More

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Friday Class: Devotion and Self-Realization

Nine Gems for Living the Bhagavad Gita in Modern Times – with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi at Ananda Village, California, during Inner Renewal Week 2019. Inner Renewal Week 2019 Handouts Inner Renewal Week 2019 Gita Navaratna Cards The Integrated Life Inner Awakening Meditation Spiritual Tips for Ananda Sangha Members Course Evaluation Inner Renewal Week 2019 Slides Friday

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Wednesday Class: Knowing Truth and the Integrated and Balanced Life

Nine Gems for Living the Bhagavad Gita in Modern Times – with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi at Ananda Village, California, during Inner Renewal Week 2019. Inner Renewal Week 2019 Handouts Inner Renewal Week 2019 Gita Navaratna Cards The Integrated Life Inner Awakening Meditation Spiritual Tips for Ananda Sangha Members Inner Renewal Week 2019 Slides Wednesday

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Tuesday Class: Directional Development and Dharma

Nine Gems for Living the Bhagavad Gita in Modern Times – with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi at Ananda Village, California, during Inner Renewal Week 2019. Inner Renewal Week 2019 Handouts Inner Renewal Week 2019 Gita Navaratna Cards Paramhansa Yogananda’s Psychological Chart (Tuesday) The Integrated Life Inner Awakening Meditation Spiritual Tips for Ananda Sangha Members Inner Renewal Week 2019 Slides Tuesday

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Simplify Your Life

What is superstition? • Fascinating astrological and related instructions Master gave to his disciples • “It is easy to be spiritual if you follow a few rules” • SImplify your life • Don’t mix too much with others • “Seclusion is the price of greatness” • Yogananda teachings) a new expression of religion • Why materially poor Indians are generally … Read More

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Monday Class: The Inner Conflict and Self-Offering

Nine Gems for Living the Bhagavad Gita in Modern Times – with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi at Ananda Village, California, during Inner Renewal Week 2019. Inner Renewal Week 2019 Handouts Inner Renewal Week 2019 Gita Navaratna Cards The Inner Battle — Analyzing Your Tendencies (Monday) The Integrated Life Inner Awakening Meditation Spiritual Tips for Ananda Sangha Members Inner Renewal Week … Read More