Current Issue: Summer 2014
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by Paramhansa Yogananda

Humility lies in the heart; it is not a “put-up” job. You must feel that everything you do is accomplished by Him alone, through you. It is the consciousness of his own inferiority which makes a man hide behind a display of pride.

by Swami Kriyananda

Everyone must be ready for attacks of some kind in life. The most important decision all of us must face in life is, always, how to react in the highest way from a standpoint of our own spiritual growth.

An Interview with Peter Van Houten, M.D.

I think Paramhansa Yogananda or Swami Kriyananda would say that our DNA is the physical manifestation of our karma. In other words, we have the genetic material that best fits the karma we need to work out in this particular lifetime.

by Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

On the spiritual path, we don’t tread water. We’re either moving forward or backward. Very few on the spiritual path say outright, “I will not fight.” We don’t say, “I give up.” What we say in effect is, “I let up,” meaning, “I’m not going to try as hard.”

Wisdom in a Nutshell
Stories of Paramhansa Yogananda and Swami Kriyananda

by Kamala Silva

Master said, “I could walk on fire and fill every auditorium with curiosity-seekers, but what good would that do? People need to love God.”

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by Swami Kriyananda

What’s important here is that it’s possible to adjust our concept of time to our actual needs. We can narrow time, or expand it.

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by Brahmachari Dhyan and Nayaswami Prakash

Dhyan and I were working with the thought, “The things that happen to us do not matter; what we become through them does.” When we finished, we looked at each other and one of us said, “I think we got it right this time.”

by Kalamali Church

I had seen Divine Mother in moments of beauty and joy. Now She was showing me that even in my darkest moments, She remained with me. I didn’t need to hide anything because, in Her great compassion, She loved me unconditionally.

by Nayaswami Prakash

Bharat invites us all to reconnect with the natural world and to share our connection with others. From a profound immersion in the natural world, the reader comes to the highest purpose of nature awareness—the experience of the still, joyful center of his own being.