Spirituality and Science

Science Confirms Ancient Spiritual Teaching—We Live in Two Bodies

The mystics say that the physical body is created, sustained, and controlled by the subtle energy body; that the physical body is the sock of a sock puppet and the subtle energy body is the hand inside the sock. Without the hand, the sock puppet is lifeless.


You Are What You Think

Joseph (Puru) Selbie

Question from S: Hi I have been told several times that our body face and overall physical appearance is a manifestation of our thoughts. The shape of our eyes, nose, forehead, lips, smile, limbs, palms, fingers, texture of our hair…. all tell us the thoughts we have harboured for years. Is it true? Is there any science to study the character of a … Read More


Can Science be Defied?

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from Sana: Hi, I have heard that one can walk on water with the power of thoughts. Is it true? I have no intentions to try this stunt but just curious. Can indeed science be defied with the power of thoughts? Can one defy gravity with powerful thoughts? I have heard this many times but thought of confirming with you all since … Read More


Correct Translation of The Holy Science

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from D. L. Sivakumar: Jai Gurudev. In Holy Science book, based on my limited knowledge on Sanskrit, the English translation (not the commentary) seems a bit off from the original in few places. e.g., Ch1 Sutra 15/16. Wondering who wrote the translation? Was it done during Sri Paramhansa Yogananda’s time? or later? Are there any alternative translations or detailed commentary available for this concise … Read More

A Place Called Ananda, Spiritual Community, Spiritual Growth

Day by Day

These are thoughts of daily life are from over a year ago — I’m just now sharing them! This is an experiment, and I’d be glad to know what you think of this format in the comments. February 3, The Joyful Arts Center Right now I’m standing in the auditorium of the Joyful Arts Center, a 60+ foot high work-in-progress … Read More