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

Paramhansa 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

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The True Cause of Stress Everyone Should Know About So You Can Be Free from Stress Forever

What Causes Stress? Is stress caused by traffic? A car accident? A demanding job? Difficult people? Illnesses? ­ How about losing a job? A loved one? A relationship? What about global events like wars and terror attacks? For many of us, experiencing one or more of the above would certainly be stressful. But are situations like those the source of … Read More

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How To Succeed in Any Line of Work by Paramhansa Yogananda

One day a man said to me that he couldn’t seem to get ahead. I said, “Do your work so well that your employer can’t get along without you. Don’t be like the employee who is always looking at his watch and waiting to go home. Whatever your job, do it as well as possible.”

Kriyananda Meeting Yogananda
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Work vs Meditation by Swami Kriyananda

“Master once taught me a good lesson on the attitude we should hold toward our work.” Mrs. Vera Brown (later, Meera Mata), an advanced older disciple whom Master had made responsible for training some of the newer ones, was sharing with me a few of her experiences with our Guru. “‘You work too hard,’ Master told me one day. ‘You must work … Read More

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Why is Life so Full of Tests? by Paramhansa Yogananda

Through tests we learn life’s lessons. Tests are not meant to crush us: They are to develop our powers. They come through the natural law of progress and are necessary for us to advance from lower to higher steps.