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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How to Chant

Swami Kriyananda

The art of chanting correctly is, first, to practice it with full awareness of its inner purpose. That purpose is not to awaken sentiments or to stir up the emotions. It is to focus the heart's feelings and raise them toward superconsciousness.
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Technique for Tuning in to Higher Guidance

Swami Kriyananda

Whenever you need special guidance but find none forthcoming, try following these suggestions
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The Essence of Self-Healing

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Paramhansa Yogananda taught that there must be a two-way exchange of energy between the doctor or healer, and the patient, for true healing to take place. We must be more than just passive recipients of energy, but should dynamically engage our own will and magnetism to draw the healing we need.
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The Secret of Devotion

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There is a story of a little girl who had to perform in a school recital. All the parents were there and, as you can imagine, she was very nervous. Then someone shouted from the audience, "Don't worry, Lisetta, we are all your friends!" That gave her the courage to continue.
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Our Modern Crisis

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Twentieth-Century science has showered mankind with blessings. It has brought him material ease, and expanded his mental horizons. But it has also brought him great mental uneasiness, and a gradual loss of focus on familiar ethical and spiritual guidelines—"truth, honor, and justice"—which have been the bulwark of every great civilization of the past.
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The Astral World

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The physical world is a pale imitation of the astral—a projection of it, but into a grosser medium, rather as if one were to print a brilliantly colored oil painting onto dull, cheap-quality paper.
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The Mission of Paramhansa Yogananda

Swami Kriyananda

I had the opportunity to meet and live with a great Master from your country. I'm sure that many of you have read Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramhansa Yogananda. I read it when I was a young man of 22 in New York. I'd been seeking truth in all possible ways except the right one. I looked for it in science, in the arts, in political systems.
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