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AUM – The Melody of Love

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.

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The New Path: Chapter 31

“A new scripture has been born!” Master spoke ecstatically. His commentary on the Bhagavad Gita had been finished. In three months of unbroken dictation he had completed 1,500 pages. “I told Miss Taylor the pages numbered that many, but she carefully counted them to make sure I was right!”

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What Is True Friendship?

From Clarity Magazine – Winter, 2006 What Is True Friendship? Friendship is a manifestation of God’s love for you, expressed through your friends. Friendship is the purest of all love. In filial love, in the love of parents for their children, and in the love of lovers there is compulsion. But in true friendship there is no compulsion. If you … Read More

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The Philosopher’s Stone

From Clarity Magazine – Winter, 2008 The Philosopher’s Stone A proud prince and his large retinue galloped into a Hindustan jungle on a hunting expedition. After bagging many game birds and animals, the prince and his party lost their way in the jungle. They had food but no water, and though they searched frantically, they found no water. As the … Read More

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The Devotion of a Master

When Paramhansa Yogananda was a mere boy, he cried for the Divine Mother’s love as few men cry even for worldly possessions. Whole days he would spend in thinking only of Her. When he could, he remained by himself, meditating long hours. After meditation, he silently and lovingly offered every action to God.

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Why Simple Living?

From Clarity Magazine – Summer, 2009 Plain living and high thinking are among the highest teachings of the masters of India. At the very start of a student’s training, plain living is emphasized. Pitfalls of luxury Fostering the desire for luxuries is the surest way to increase misery. Day and night the worldly man thinks of money, clothes, food, drink … Read More

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Selections from: Do It Well !

The sayings in this book consist of lessons I myself have learned in life, whether by experience or through trial and error; sometimes by deep pain or disappointment; many times through an inner joy almost unbearable. What I’ve presented here is the fruit of many years of thoughtfully directed living.

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Bringing God into Daily Life

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

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The Surest Way to Prosperity

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.

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Devotion: Your Protection in Difficult Times

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.