• Reincarnation, Kriya Yoga and Freedom in God ~ Bro. Achalananda

    excerpts from  “Experiencing Our Divine Potential,” Brother Achalananda, 2006, devotee notes REINCARNATION – Mineral, Plant, Animal, Human Master said, “God did not want matter to become something different from Himself, so He had imbued it with a dreaming intelligence which, by a process of evolution, would gradually awaken and realize that matter and mind (the idea vibrations … Continue reading Reincarnation, Kriya Yoga and Freedom in God ~ Bro. Achalananda […]

  • “I am with them…” Autobiography of a Yogi ~ Daya Mata and Bro. Achalananda

    excerpts from  “Experiencing Our Divine Potential,” Brother Achalananda, 2006, devotee notes Bro. Achalananda began with a message from Daya Mataji, (excerpts) “I am with them and they are with me.”  How thrilled Master is to see so many sincere souls here seeking to realize God.  May each one of you know how much you are loved by God … Continue reading “I am with them…” Autobiography of a Yogi ~ Daya Mata and Bro. Achalananda […]

  • Sex, Celibacy, Marriage, and Soul Mates ~ Paramahansa Yogananda

    PARAMAHANSAJI: Enjoyments of wine and sex are rooted in the natural man… Sense wiles are comparable to the evergreen oleander, fragrant with its rosy-colored flowers: every part of the plant is poisonous.  The land of healing lies within, radiant with the happiness that is blindly sought in a thousand outer directions. …. Students seeking to … Continue reading Sex, Celibacy, Marriage, and Soul Mates ~ Paramahansa Yogananda […]

  • Prophesies and Miracle of the Sun in FATIMA ~ Paramahansa Yogananda

    To simple persons, pure in heart, God sometimes proclaims a message or event of import to the masses.  Such revelations have been well documented and attested to: for example, the visions of Saint Bernadette that brought forth the miraculous healing waters at Lourdes, which have benefited generations since; and the prophecies of FATIMA  conveyed to … Continue reading Prophesies and Miracle of the Sun in FATIMA ~ Paramahansa Yogananda […]

  • The 26 Qualities That Make Man Godlike (Bhagavad Gita) ~ Paramahansaji and Sister Priya

    “Yama-niyama [first two steps of moral ‘do’s and don’ts’ of the Eightfold Path of Yoga of Patanjali, “the greatest exponent of Yoga,”]  are the foundation on which the yogi begins to build his spiritual life.  They harmonize body and mind with the divine laws of nature, or creation, producing an inner and outer well-being, happiness, and strength … Continue reading The 26 Qualities That Make Man Godlike (Bhagavad Gita) ~ Paramahansaji and Sister Priya […]

  • The Meaning of Muslim RAMADAN; Universality of Religion ~ Daya Mata, Sws. Chidananda and Ram Tirtha

    Sw. Chidananda, late Head of  Sw. Sivananda’s Divine Life Society with Sri Daya Mata DAYA MATA:  Guruji said I didn’t come to found a new religion.  That was not why I was sent to the west.  My mission was One.  There’s been so much division in the world of religion, so much division in the … Continue reading The Meaning of Muslim RAMADAN; Universality of Religion ~ Daya Mata, Sws. Chidananda and Ram Tirtha […]

  • “The only honor that man can pay his Creator…” Sri Yukteswar ~ Yogananda and Jesus

    Sri Yukteswar was expounding the Christian scriptures one sunny morning on the balcony of his Serampore hermitage.  Besides a few of Master’s other disciples, I was present with a small group of my Ranchi students. “In this passage Jesus calls himself the Son of God.  Though he was truly united with God, his reference here … Continue reading “The only honor that man can pay his Creator…” Sri Yukteswar ~ Yogananda and Jesus […]

  • LAHIRI MAHASAYA and the Cat ~ Story from ‘MEJDA’, by Sananda Lal Ghosh

    from MEJDA: The Family and the Early Life of Paramahansa Yogananda, by (his younger brother) Sananda Lal Ghosh SANANDA LAL GHOSH:  A great yogi must at all times keep his powers “insulated,” lest their potency cause an overreaction in this world of grosser energies.  Shastri Mahasaya related to me the following incident in the life … Continue reading LAHIRI MAHASAYA and the Cat ~ Story from ‘MEJDA’, by Sananda Lal Ghos […]

  • NAVARATRI, (Esoteric) Worship of the Universal Mother ~ Sw. Sivananda

    excerpts from DURGA PUJA OR NAVARATRI By Sri Swami Sivananda Navaratri (the word literally means “nine nights”), the worship of the Divine Mother,… is in Aswayuja (September-October).  In its cosmic aspect, Navaratri, the nine-day worship of Devi, epitomises the stages of the evolution of man into God, from Jivahood (the state of individualisation) to Shivahood … Continue reading NAVARATRI, (Esoteric) Worship of the Universal Mother ~ Sw. Sivananda […]

  • LAHIRI MAHASAYA Resurrects Himself Before Sw. Keshabananda ~ Paramahansaji

    “At my guru’s home I found many disciples assembled.  For hours that day the master expounded the Gita; then he addressed us simply. “‘I am going home.’ “Sobs of anguish broke out like an irresistible torrent. “‘Be comforted; I shall rise again.‘  After this utterance Lahiri Mahasaya thrice turned his body around in a circle, … Continue reading LAHIRI MAHASAYA Resurrects Himself Before Sw. Keshabananda ~ Paramahansaj […]