After his Kriya initiation, and his experience of unbroken Samadhi, all Lahiri Mahasaya wanted was to stay like this forever, at the feet of his Guru. But Babaji had other plans. Babaji’s plans for us too, seldom match what we want, but if we, like Lahiri Mahasaya, say, “yes, my guru” then freedom is assured.
There are innumerable practices clubbed loosely under “meditation”. But what is meditation and why is it so important? Is it a stress buster? Is it a manifesting tool? Is it the way to God? Narayani and Shurjo share Paramhansa Yogananda’s wisdom and meditations on this very fundamental subject. #happinessnow #meditation #mostimportant #podcast #paramhansayogananda
“Kriya Yoga is the airplane route to God” —Paramhansa Yogananda
Gita (18:41) O Scorcher of Foes! the duties of Brahmins, Kshatriyas, and Vaishyas, as also of Shudras, are (inborn and diverse) according to the gunas uppermost in their natures. The inner, mystical caste system is a practical way for us to gauge our level of awareness and the play of the gunas within us. Krishna helps put these stages of … Read More
Will Power: Inspiration for the Week The greatest gift God gave us is of Will Power. Through the effort of will do we choose to rise above all limitations, until we realize our infinite potential. But that potential cannot, and will not, reveal itself to us until we have developed infinite Will. This week we get to experience that state. … Read More
A new chapter begins! Chapter 32: Rama is Raised from the Dead
Gita 18:30 – That intellect, O Partha (Arjuna), is sattwic which understands the nature of right action and knows when to refrain from (even right) action; which knows what should be done and what should not be done; which understands the distinction between what ought to be feared (as wrong) and what ought to be embraced fearlessly (as right and … Read More
Continuing with stories from the life of Lahiri Mahasaya, we also get a glimpse into the life of another saint, and one of his close friends, Trailanga Swami. Get ready for some astounding miracles!
Nayaswami Devarshi began his spiritual journey as a brahmachari monastic, then as a householder yogi with his wife Maria, and then, after her passing, as a Nayaswami and sannyasi. In his current role as head of the Ananda monastery, he now guides younger brahmacharis on the path to God. How do each of these stages express our love for God? … Read More
This week our theme will be forgiveness. We’ll affirm, chant, meditate and visualize, to shake off the burdens and weights of the past, that we may be free to soar in the skies of love and bliss. This is going to be an amazing week!