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.
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.
Much of our suffering comes from two sources: the force of delusion and our own karma.
Many people stumble through life with painful slowness, their efforts blocked by lack of intensity.
Unhealthy levels of stress usually come from trying to control the uncontrollable. As yogis we want to find release from addiction to excitement and delusion. Your power lies in choosing how you respond.
Dwapara Yuga is challenging the old thought forms of Kali Yuga. Our challenge, if we want to be happy, is to align ourselves with what God now wants for the planet.
The Christ consciousness has the power to transform our lives just as the birth of Jesus transformed the world.
To overcome restlessness, we need to make a strong, conscious effort to focus our thoughts and actions. As long as we habitually skip from one activity to the next, one thought to the next, our restlessness prevents us from experiencing calmness, the doorway to peace and happiness.
The liberating concept underlying so much of Yoganananda’s teachings is that we aren’t our habits, our personalities, or even bodies, but WE ARE ENERGY.
Brain cells get exhausted by too much worry, hard work or thinking. Relaxation is found by changing the focus of your concentration. A hobby, a sport, yoga postures, or a change of environment can all give you real and lasting relaxation.