Swami Kriyananda

Swami Kriyananda

“Lord, I offer up the little light that is in me into Thy blazing light of Infinity. Grant me the grace to know Thee, and make me ever-increasingly a pure channel of Thy Love to all.”

— Swami Kriyananda, prayer from
The Festival of Light

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The World Is What You Make It

Swami Kriyananda

THE WORLD IS a mixture of all kinds of qualities and opportunities—good, bad, and indifferent—and it’s up to us what we make of them. In his book, Autobiography of a Yogi, Paramhansa Yogananda tells the story of the time when Sri Yukteswar was disturbed because most of the sadhus at the Kumbha Mela, a large religious gathering, weren’t very spiritual.
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What is meditation?

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Meditation is to religion what the laboratory is to physics or chemistry. Whether one follows the outward forms of religion depends more or less on personal taste, but whether one seeks in his life some of religion's practical, inner benefits is a matter of life or living death.
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The Rubaiyat: Quatrain 1

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AWAKE! for Morning in the Bowl of Night
Has flung the Stone that puts the Stars to Flight:
And Lo! the Hunter of the East has caught
The Sultan's Turret in a Noose of Light.

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Excerpts from In Divine Friendship

Swami Kriyananda

This extraordinary book of nearly 250 letters from Swami Kriyananda, written between the mid-1970s and the present, responds to practically any concern a spiritual seeker might have.
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We Can Change the World

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From a talk at the celebration of Paramhansa Yogananda's Mahasamadhi in New Delhi, India, March 12, 2006
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Excerpts from Revelations of Christ

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Surveys of present-day Christians show that a high percentage of them feel shaken in their faith by scholarly claims that challenge the very authenticity of the Gospels.
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Learn to Flow with Life

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To flow with life means being able to adapt to everything that happens. When you live at your center, you can flow with life.
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