A saint said we should meditate on AUM with meaning and devotion. As I dived more deeply into the spiritual science of the Cosmic Vibration, I began to see how central a role AUM plays for our liberation.
by Daniella Nitya Ferrari From Clarity Magazine – Summer, 2009 When I first became a spiritual seeker, I often participated in spiritual retreats where I experienced blissful meditations. Returning to my everyday life was a different matter altogether, however. I usually fell back into old behavioral patterns and was often quite miserable. What helped me most during the "in between … Read More
Do not wander aimlessly, lost in the jungle of life, constantly bleeding your happiness with the thorns of new desires. You must find the goal of your life and the shortest road which leads you there.
When devotees feel overwhelmed by difficulties and trials, it’s mostly because they’ve allowed themselves to slip away from devotion. In difficult times, the most important thing is that you love God. That is your best astrological amulet, your most secure protective curtain. And if you love Him, then why be afraid? If you’re afraid, for that moment you’re losing that love.
This article is excerpted from a talk in which Swami Kriyananda speaks about how the emerging discoveries of the new age can help us find the hidden realities of our own being.
From Inner Culture, March 1936 I am a type of human actor necessary for the stage of your Creation. There is no one like me. I cannot play anyone else’s part, no matter how I may wish to. I must play my part assigned by You, Cosmic Stage Manager. I shed many a tear for what I could not be, … Read More
Are our loved and lost ones gone forever? Or will the pull of our hearts’ affection draw us together again in future lifetimes?
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.
If one believes in the existence of a just God, then a belief in reincarnation can follow very readily, as the two beliefs are really dependent, one on the other.
From Clarity Magazine – Winter, 2008 Always avoid the evil of selfishness. Any person who lives selfishly for himself does not really live at all, for he chokes the expansion of his life. But when a person extends his sympathy from his family, to his neighbors, and to the world, he expands and connects his little life to its source … Read More