The Road Ahead
By Swami Kriyananda
Release Date: February 1, 2023
Man’s sophistication in the techniques of destruction seems hardly to be outdistancing his willingness to destroy himself. Numerous scientists have stated that we are fast approaching a time of such overpopulation that our planet simply won’t be able to produce enough food to feed everyone; that within a very few years — quite possibly in the present decade — millions will starve to death, or be killed in global wars as nations strive to exploit the available food supplies. More and more reputable economists are predicting worldwide depression. Dwindling sources of energy threaten dire shortages of many of the prime necessities of modern life.
Whatever the future holds in store for us, one thing is certain:
We may look forward to sweeping changes
in our lives in the years to come.
The predictions that Paramhansa Yogananda made were not to frighten us, but to strengthen us to deal with what lies ahead. Even suffering has its divine purpose: to change those harmful habits that keep us imprisoned in lower consciousness. The best preparation of all is to deepen our inner life and attune our individual will with the will of God. Those who do so will come out of this period stronger and freer.
The Road Ahead can be our road map. It shows us how to move forward through the challenges and obstacles in our path toward new horizons of greater spiritual awareness and unity for humanity as a whole.
Swami Kriyananda (1926–2013) was a prolific author, accomplished composer, playwright, artist, world-renowned spiritual teacher, and direct disciple of the great God-realized master, Paramhansa Yogananda. Kriyananda dedicated his life to sharing his guru’s teachings throughout the world.
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