by Henry Corbin: My dear Friend! If you had written a large opus about Sufism, its teachings, practices and history, and asked me to write an introduction, I would have shrunk back from such a task. But you intended to write a little book that should primarily be a testimony of your personal experience of […]
by Pir Vilayat Khan: YOU HAVE TO BUILD THE CENTERS OF PERCEPTION IN THE HIGHERBODIES. THEY’RE THERE BUT THEY’RE STILL ASLEEP. A BABY BORNON THE EARTH PLANE HAS TO START LEARNING TO USE HIS EYESAND EARS AND TRY TO RELATE WHAT HE EXPERIENCES TO THEPATTERN OF TIME AND SPACE. A BABY WILL REACH OUT TO […]
by Mary Nurrie Sterns: Essential to our investigation of fear, courage, and the unknown is an exploration of spiritual awakening. The respected Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan agreed to discuss this topic for us. He is the eldest son and spiritual successor to Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan, who founded the Sufi Order in the West in 1910.
by Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan: You wish to call a halt to the stress and disarray of the rat race in which you are inevitably embroiled. You feel over stressed by vying with the Jones and wish to protect yourself from the ego trips of would-be friends.
by Paramhansa Yogananda: 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.
by Paramhansa Yogananda: 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.
by Paramhansa Yogananda: 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.
by Paramhansa: Find Your Goal Dear Reader, do not wander aimlessly, lost in the jungle of life, constantly bleeding your happiness with the thorns of new desires. You must find the goal of your life and the shortest road which leads you there.
by Paramhansa Yogananda: 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.
by B.K.S. Iyengar: Patanjali, undoubtedly the greatest expounder of Yoga, lived sometime between 500 and 200 B.C. The life of Patanjali is an enigma to modern historians, and almost nothing is known about this great Master who epitomizes Yoga.