by Paramahansa Yogananda: By the power of concentration, you can use the untold power of mind to accomplish your worthwhile goals, and to do quickly what would ordinarily take a long time. I will tell you of such an experience.
by Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi: A friend in Seattle once sent us a copy of Yogananda’s original spiritual pledge that he had his students sign. Yogananda has such a genius for making the daunting task of Self-realization into simple, practical steps that seem doable.
April, 1937 by Paramahamsa Yogananda: Christ is risen from beneath the sepulcher of your indifference if you would behold Him in the lightof your devotion.
In 1942, Paramhansa Yogananda made the predictions discussed in the following article. by Paramahansa Yogananda: Occasionally one reads dire pronouncements regarding an imminent “end of the world.” The latest prediction of doom was given by a well-known minister in Pasadena, California, who publicly set the “Day of Judgment” for September 21, 1945. When reporters asked […]
David Deida: What does it take to create a lasting sexual attraction between a man and a woman? What is this force of attraction we call sexual polarity?
Excerpts from one of David Deida’s workshops where he discusses the magnification of love along with how to open yourself to receiving it.
Question : Is samadhi the same as turiya, the fourth state? Ramana Maharshi: Samadhi, turiya and nirvikalpa all have the same implication, that is, awareness of the Self. Turiya literally means the fourth state, the supreme consciousness, as distinct from the other three states: waking, dreaming and dreamless sleep.
Question : The yogis say that one must renounce this world and go off into secluded jungles if one wishes to find the truth. Ramana Maharshi: The life of action need not be renounced. If you meditate for an hour or two every day you can then carry on with your duties. If you meditate in […]
Question : How is realization made possible? Ramana Maharshi: There is an absolute Self from which a spark proceeds as from a fire. The spark is called the ego. In the case of an ignorant man it identifies itself with an object simultaneously with its rise. It cannot remain independent of such association with objects.
Question : For controlling the mind, which of the two is better, performing japa of the ajapa [unspoken] mantra or of omkar [the sound of `om’]?