Sharing the Teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda
The goal of spiritual progress is to transcend the ego in the realization that separateness from other selves, and from God, is the one great delusion from which all other delusions derive. The sense of individuality is rooted in infinity. There is no other reality but God, the Self of all. In Himself He is ever-conscious, ever-existing, ever-new Bliss. No one created Him: He is self-existent.
A godly quality, therefore, is one that can lift us toward that awareness. Among such qualities are the following:
1. Fearlessness and non-attachment
Fearlessness comes with …
Integrity implies much more than honesty and truthfulness. It involves the full integration of your whole being with your higher aspirations and beliefs. Integrity thus includes fearlessness, kindness, inner relaxation, and cheerful acceptance of whatever comes.
God is calling us now to build our individual spiritual power, to give our full strength to keeping our consciousness uplifted and to find within ourselves a deeper capacity to love. Let us grasp this opportunity with energy and enthusiasm, and understand that it is the dharma we chose for this incarnation.
On October 9, 2012, fifteen-year-old Malala Yousafzai was shot in the face at point-blank range by a Taliban gunman in retaliation for her public work on behalf of education for girls. Malala gave all credit for her miraculous survival to the enormous outpouring of prayer from her worldwide family of well-wishers.