We don’t get upset when we keep our consciousness aligned with the Divine. The divine energy flows through us and automatically uplifts our consciousness and everything goes right.
Love is the light that drives out all darkness in relationships between people. If you have any problem with another person, it’s because the love between you has diminished.
The first duty of every soul is to release the hold of ego consciousness, whether one is a renunciate, a householder, or living for God in some other way.
There are certain times when a big wave comes along and if we catch it, it will carry us a long way spiritually.
During their time together at Twenty-Nine Palms, Paramhansa Yogananda gave much personal instruction to his disciple, young Donald Walters, regarding Donald’s own future, and also the future directions of the work.
In the spring of 2004, Swamiji called and said that with the work starting to grow in India, a short biography of his life was very much needed.
Love is one of the most powerful forces in the universe. The power of attraction holds families together and keeps the planets in their orbits.
Real spiritual growth begins when we start to look toward the source of our power.
A diminished flow of life-force is the root cause of disease. If we wait until we’re sick and then address only the symptoms, we will be caught up in a pernicious cycle of disease.
One of the most dramatic stories in the Bible is Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem and his arrest, crucifixion, and subsequent resurrection. There are many lessons in it.
Each of us has countless opportunities to do God’s will, but it’s not always easy to know what it is or to follow it if it goes against our desires.
Yogananda said that the most useless prayer is to pray for immortality. Why pray for something you already have?
Fear is a pernicious problem that shuts down our life-force, and starts a negative cycle that becomes self-reinforcing. Fortunately, there are ways to reverse this cycle.
Swami Kriyananda recently challenged Ananda members to practice the presence of God for five minutes a day. It doesn’t sound like much, but this practice has the potential to transform our lives
Why forgive one who wrongs you? Because the desire for vengeance is a karmic cage that imprisons both individuals and cultures into enduring suffering.
Most of us, when we try to meditate, have too much restless momentum in the mind and the senses, or we expect to see God with our senses.
There is a refreshing and inspiring quality of joy in the Indian culture that pops up in everyone from cab drivers to professors.
Self-offering is a natural step for the devotee when our love for God has deepened through the practice of devotion.
Visualization is a powerful method for achieving material or spiritual success.
Not everyone is for God primarily due to the power of desire. The path to freedom lies in gradually refining our desires, making them purer and more expansive.