Last class, in the chapter: “I Go To America,” we explored the entire process of how Intuition works and how to follow through with it.. let us see what other gems of practical experience can we draw from the Guru!
Let us celebrate this time of Thanksgiving, by first offering our love and gratitude to the Giver of all gifts! “Make every day a day of Thanksgiving, and continuous contentment will sparkle in your body, mind, and soul. The All-Sufficient One does not need the benefit of our thankful hearts, but when we are grateful to the Fountain of all … Read More
Gratitude: Inspiration for the Week Gratitude is a way of returning energy for energy received. Only a thief takes without paying for what he gets. And one who accepts a kindness without returning gratitude, as though the kindness were his by right, demeans both the giver and himself. He demeans the giver, because by ingratitude he implies that the kindness … Read More
Satsang with Nayaswami Jaya, Spiritual Co-director, Ananda Sangha India How much progress have we made thus far on the path to perfection? How far along have we come, and how much of the journey remains? By what milestones can we measure our progress?
As we close this season, we ask Narayani and Shurjo about the once-secret technique called Kriya Yoga, which Yogananda said is the Highway to God. What is Kriya Yoga? What is so special and powerful about it? Who is Mahavatar Babaji? Narayani and Shurjo shine a light on all these questions and more.
Calmness: Inspiration for the Week Calmness is perfectly achieved when life’s little wave becomes absorbed into the cosmic sea, in divine ecstasy. In daily life, too, we can achieve calmness to a degree by keeping our awareness focused on the reality of the Spirit underlying all outward circumstances. Calmness comes with the determination to live ever happily in the present … Read More
Introspection: Inspiration for the Week People commonly delude themselves with easy rationalizations. “Maybe I wasn’t as kind as I might have been,” they’ll say, “but wouldn’t you have been unkind, too, if he’d treated you that way? It wasn’t my fault. The fault was his.” Thus, the blame for every wrong is placed at one’s neighbor’s door. Introspection means to … Read More
After weeks of intense subjects, we are gonna chill out a little! We listened to our listeners who wanted to know fun stories about Narayani and Shurjo. So we are closing the season with this bonus episode. Narayani and Shurjo tell us about their own start on their spiritual journey. They also share their family’s reactions, their trials, their triumphs, … Read More
The universe is always listening, and we can either talk from our soul or ego. How do we do the latter? How do we harness the free, ever-present and God-given power of speech and thought? In this episode, Narayani and Shurjo share Paramhansa Yogananda’s wisdom about this infinite power.
Truthfulness is not caustic statements of unpleasant facts and unflattering opinions. Such statements are usually born of pride. But truthfulness is the effort always to see the divine truth behind appearances. It is the effort to express always that aspect of truth which may prove the most beneficial. Truthfulness, as applied to ourselves, means not to hide behind self-flattering justifications: … Read More