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Articles from the Spring 2009 Issue

by Swami Kriyananda (Spiritualizing Daily Life, Swami Kriyananda)

Often the most successful people are those who have had the most to overcome because they’ve had to put out a great deal of energy to transcend their challenges.

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda, Spiritual Development)

Why do people doubt God? Doubts arise from uncertainty, and uncertainty arises from attachment. Many people saw Jesus display miraculous powers, but failed to perceive his spiritual greatness.

An Interview with Bharat Cornell (Spiritual Practices)

When I was five-years-old, I was in my backyard and looking intently upward into a thick fog when all of a sudden, bursting through a gap in the fog, came a flock of pearl-white snow geese. Seeing the snow geese thrilled me deeply, and ever since I’ve wanted to immerse myself in nature.

by Lorna Knox (Spiritualizing Daily Life)

When I came onto the spiritual path my life became consciously God-centered. There was a feeling of restfulness and calm as I let go of anxiety about myself.

by Jyotish and Devi Novak (Directions and Trends)

The dark streams of consciousness flowing through the world at this time are basically three types: conflict, greed, and fear. But tuning in to the ray that Yogananda brought into the world will help counteract the dark consciousness that is afflicting the planet.

by Joseph Puru Selbie and Byasa Steinmetz (Directions and Trends, Yoga and Science)

Today, when many are turning a blind eye to exploitation, inequity, and injustice, it may not seem that the world is actually getting better!

by Swami Kriyananda (Spiritual Development, Swami Kriyananda)

Understanding never comes on a purely rational level. It comes on an intuitive level, and the more we seek that plane of understanding, the more we’ll understand.

by Nakin Lenti (Biography, Yoga and Science)

Thomas Edison was one of the foremost inventors of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Not only did he play a key role in ushering in the modern age of electricity, he also laid the groundwork for many of the technological innovations that modernized the world. In the process, he also created the first modern industrial research laboratory.

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda, Spiritual Development)

Sananda was a great saint who traveled across the plains of India with a large group of disciples. Many householders considered it a privilege to entertain a true saint and his disciples.

by Swami Kriyananda (Swami Kriyananda)

People like working with others who like working with them. It’s that simple! It will be the cornerstone of anything you build of your own happiness and fulfillment.

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda)

I bring Thee all the honey from the hive of my heart. All that was ever mine is now Thine alone.