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
A point that my great Guru emphasized repeatedly in his lectures and writings was the importance for devotees of living together in community, sharing their spiritual aspirations.
From Clarity Magazine – Spring, 2008 God, who is love, created man through the love of two souls, and through love alone man can find his way back to God. Parents and children should understand that their relationship is not fortuitous, but is due to a divine plan. Family life is the laboratory in which human love can be transformed … Read More
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.
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