“Material existence is only a shadow of that higher, finer dimension of reality. This world is the result of the astral world. The blueprints of everything in the physical universe have been astrally conceived—all the forms and forces in nature, including the complex human body, have been first produced in that realm where God’s causal ideations are made visible in forms of heavenly light and vibratory energy.”—Paramhansa Yogananda
Paramhansa Yogananda came to the West to show us how we can attain the state of yoga-union with God. He taught that our true home is not the mud of this earth, but the light of heaven.
He described earth as that which is finite, fleeting, temporary, and giving pseudo-happiness, and heaven as that which is eternal, permanent, and giving true happiness.
To help us experience the heaven that lives within us, Yogananda brought timeless practices of yoga.
Stillness + Inner Absorption = Transcendence – every time! This formula underlies all spiritual experience—and anyone can put it to use. No matter what teachings you are drawn to you will find meditation or intensive prayer at the heart. Learn to become ever more still, ever more absorbed, and you will find your heart-mind awareness gradually expanded, uplifted, transformed—and ultimately transcendent.
Question from David: If God is the doer, then the non-fundamental person has no free will and is not responsible for anything that happens. A murderer is not guilty: God was the doer. God is playing chess with himself, what is the point in that ? The doer, God, tortures and the victim, again God, suffers, or rather the character suffers pain and … Read More