Current Issue: Spring 2014
by Paramhansa Yogananda

Those who fill their hearts with unkindness can never learn to love God.To grow closer to God, you must be kind and loving to all. Making others happy through kindness of speech and sincerity of right advice is a sign of true greatness.

by Swami Kriyananda

The more a person gives generously of himself, to God and to life, the more karmic law supports him in return. Always keep a generous attitude even if you haven’t the financial means to be generous in more material ways.

An Interview with Peter Van Houten M.D.

We live in a culture where eating far too much sugar is very easy to do. Excessive consumption of sugar can cause oxidative stress to the brain, which causes slower thinking and poor concentration and memory.

by Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

Good health results from a strong unobstructed flow of life-force to all areas of the body; illness, moods, apathy—in fact, all negative states—are symptoms of a conflict or blockage of the life-force. One of the great benefits of meditation is a gradual freedom from these conflicts.

Wisdom in a Nutshell
Stories of Paramhansa Yogananda and Swami Kriyananda

by Swami Kriyananda

San Francisco in the 1960s was the center of an extraordinary number of “New Age” movements. Perhaps this was why the Divine Mother placed me there.

by Swami Kriyananda

People should look carefully at anything in themselves that they’d rather ignore, things their conscience tells them they ought, or ought not, to do.

by Kyle McDonald

There I was just another speck of humanity, unnoticed and left alone on the corner of 39th street and 6th Avenue in New York City, having a divine experience that profoundly changed my life. From that moment on, calmness descended upon me, and I knew that every minute of my life had unfolded perfectly.

An Interview with Nayaswamis Savitri and Sudarshan

When the motor scooter bucked, my body was launched into the air. Witnesses said I did at least one cartwheel, but I only remember a blur. I believe my right leg folded up under me as I hit the pavement with my full body weight. Then I rolled lengthwise several times until I was lying face up on the grass by the roadside.

by Nayaswami Prakash

Rightly understood, the search for the soul mate is a demanding and ultimately divinely rewarding path to freedom. The merging of twin souls leads finally to transcendence of their separate egos and a perfecting of their love in God.