Current Issue: February 2015
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by Paramhansa Yogananda

In every undertaking, the way for the devotee to “hit the mark” of spiritual enlightenment, is to ignore every distraction and center all of your attention on the object of success. Not for the spiritual hero, the hand-wringing lament, “Oh, but think of the difficulties I face!”

by Swami Kriyananda

Not every marriage is made in heaven, theological claims to the contrary notwithstanding. When a duty conflicts with a higher duty, it ceases to be a duty. Mankind’s highest duty is to seek God, and truth.

An Interview with Peter Van Houten, M.D.

Antibiotics save countless lives but they also kill beneficial bacteria along with disease-causing bacteria. The destruction of beneficial bacteria is related to the dramatic increase in certain illnesses: Crohn’s disease, asthma, allergies, celiac disease, Type 1 diabetes, and obesity.

From the archives by Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

To find true peace of mind we must learn to live more by faith. Faith is much more practical than most people realize. There is an infinite reservoir of divine love and support, and if we open ourselves to that flow it will sustain us.

by Lorna Knox

Power is one of the eight aspects of God. I had lessons to learn about power and self-assertion, and my Guru had put me in Home Depot to develop this quality. That fiery power was right in front of me and I watched myself avoid it.

by Richard Dayanand Salva

This was my first experience of Sri Yukteswar’s vibration through his past life as Lanfranc, and it was so tender and beautiful that I have remembered my meditation in that place ever since. I have had other reminders of Sri Yukteswar’s unutterably sweet vibration since then.

by Nayaswami Prakash

The sincere seeker, whatever his natural inclination, will find in “The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita” the essential teaching he needs to follow the path to God. That central teaching, Paramhansa Yogananda explained, unites all paths “even as subsidiary streams unite in a larger river.”