QUICKEST AND MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO DEFEAT KARMA AND BE FREE FOREVER

Ego Consciousness Is the Problem Karma’s unalterable decrees govern human destiny only as long as a man continues to live through his senses, in reaction to outer events. For such person, moral reasoning is centered in ego consciousness. Scriptural learning is centered in ego consciousness. Self-pitying tears are centered in ego consciousness. Ego consciousness is the problem. The greater the … Read More

How to Break Free from Karmic Slavery

We Are Slaves to Our Habits and Conditioning Most human beings refuse to be guided from within, by higher wisdom. Instead, they live influenced by the deeply entrenched habits they created in the past. Their lives, in consequence, are like balls struck at the player’s whim As the ball in a game must go where it is sent, so mankind, … Read More

DOES HELL EXIST? CAN A SOUL BE ETERNALLY PUNISHED?

We Punish Ourselves By wrong living one can create a physical and mental hell even worse than the fiery hell that vengeful people imagine for others after death. By good living one can create within himself a place even sweeter than people imagine for themselves in the after-death state. Man, influenced by delusion, ascribes to the all-loving God a vindictive … Read More

IS KARMA GOD’S PUNISHMENT?

What Is Karma? If we accept the principle of cause and effect in Nature, and of action and reaction in physics, how can we not believe that this natural law extends also to human beings? Once consciousness is understood as basic to everything the question begs to be asked: Do not humans, too, belong to the natural order? Such is … Read More

WHERE LIES OUR GREATEST HAPPINESS?

With God, Life Is a Feast of Happiness Suffering is a reminder that this world is not our home. If it were perfect for us, how many people would seek a better one? Even if things so imperfect as they are, see how few people seek God! Out of a thousand, said Krishna, perhaps one. The law of life is … Read More

YOGANANDA’S SECRET TO INNER FREEDOM

A Treasured Graduation Gift After Mukunda’s graduation from high school, his father bought him a motorcycle with sidecar. Mukunda enjoyed his new toy, a symbol of his approaching manhood. Sometimes his guru would ride with him in the sidecar. As they went bouncing through the streets, laughing merrily, the breeze would blow their clothing, flapping it about their bodies as … Read More

HOW TO DEFEAT THE HAPPINESS THIEVES AND RECLAIM YOUR KINGDOM OF JOY

If You Are a Slave to Your Senses, You Cannot Be Happy If you are a slave to your senses, you cannot be happy. If you are a master of your desires and appetites, you can be a really happy person. If you overeat against your will; if your wish anything contrary to your conscience; if you act wrongly, forced … Read More

SWAMI KRIYANANDA’S SECRET TO VISUALIZATION THAT WILL SURPRISE YOU

Don’t Limit Your Demands There is a story of a man who died and was being shown around heaven by St. Peter. They came to what St. Peter called the “heavenly junk yard.” “Here you’ll find all the gifts from heaven,” he explained, “that people on earth rejected.” “Why, that’s impossible!” exclaimed the newcomer.  “Some of these things are beautiful. … Read More

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR HAPPINESS IN THE WRONG PLACE?

Looking for Happiness in the Wrong Place To seek happiness outside ourselves is like trying to lasso a cloud. Happiness is not a thing. It is a state of mind. It must be lived. Neither worldly power nor moneymaking schemes can ever capture happiness. Mental restlessness results from an outward focus of awareness. Restlessness itself guarantees that happiness will remain … Read More