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Turn Failure into Success

When we discuss the subject of success in general terms, one key aspect is using our will power to accomplish our goals. But we must also remember that there’s such a thing as success in failure, in being able to go through life’s difficult periods and come out stronger.

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Hang Gliding: An Experience in Transcendence

From Clarity Magazine – Fall, 2008 Flying on airplanes has always been challenging for me. Whenever there was any turbulence, my body would go into a fear mode. I would spend the rest of the flight praying and, if the turbulence was severe, preparing for death. My practice when I first step on an airplane is to pray deeply to … Read More

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The Mysterious Devotee: A True Story

The Mysterious Devotee: A True Story by Bharat Cornell From Clarity Magazine – Summer, 2007 Article Index In September 2004, my wife, Anandi, and I welcomed a mysterious, unannounced visitor to our home. He stayed for eight days and thrilled us with his presence. Our “guest” spent his daylight hours sitting serenely in our meditation garden by a statue of … Read More

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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