Paramhansa Yogananda’s mission was to change world consciousness.
The future of religion is going to go more toward simplicity of the heart and away from official dogmas and creeds.
In this age of Dwapara Yuga, true religion is seeking inner communion with God. We don’t need great cathedrals and a standard book of prayer. All we need is a quiet place to meditate, to go within.
As we contemplate the rays of Dwapara Yuga, it should be clear that love alone will help us fully to absorb their beneficial energies.
We have a responsibility to do our best to become more powerful channels for the ray of divine grace that Swami Kriyananda channeled, and there’s a wind of grace that will help us do that.
Vaastu is the science of bringing Spirit into physical manifestation in the form of a building. A building designed and constructed according to Vaastu principles becomes “alive” with prana or life force. The building functions much like a radio that can only receive and transmit beneficial energies, and cosmic energy bathes the entire building.
Today, when many are turning a blind eye to exploitation, inequity, and injustice, it may not seem that the world is actually getting better!
In this 40th anniversary commemorative issue, we review events and developments that have shaped Ananda’s 40 year history and look ahead to future directions.
Most people, including world leaders, respond to conflict by striking back—two eyes for an eye, a bomb for a bullet. Killing “enemies” produces no lasting peace; it only sows seeds for further conflict.
Many people say that art is simply a matter of taste, as if taste existed in a vacuum and had nothing to do with anything else.True art should take us in the direction of joy. But why?
The most prominent art form in our society today is the mass media—television, radio, and the movies. But it is drastically out of balance.
In the 15th century, a powerful spirit of inquiry swept across Europe, bringing with it the Italian Renaissance and later, the Protestant Reformation.
We still live only at the beginning of Dwapara Yuga proper. What may we expect in the years and centuries to come?