A Touch of Light, Yoga Philosophy

What Changes?

Yoga Philosophy

The Fiction of the Body; the Reality of the Soul

Since the 1990s, when the Human Genome Project (a collaboration among international scientists striving to sequence and map all of the genes of our species) was in full swing, the search for immortality has been gaining more acceptance among technologists working on a scheme to finally cheat death. One such method is called cryonics, which preserves the body after death … Read More

Spiritual Growth, Yoga Philosophy

Be Thou a Yogi

“And the greatest of all Yogis is he who with all his soul has faith, and he who with all his soul loves me.” Bhagavad Gita 6, 47 Many masters have warned that the greatest delusion (and the greatest ignorance) is to confuse appearance with reality, to confuse seeming with being, particularly with regard to oneself, and have counselled: “Be … Read More

Spiritual Growth, Yoga Philosophy, Yogananda 100

Self-Realization, Knowing and Becoming
That I Am

“I AM THAT I AM” Exodus 3:14 According to Yogananda: “Self-Realization is the knowing in all parts of body, mind, and soul, that you are now in possession of the kingdom of God; that you do not have to pray that it come to you; that God’s omnipresence is your omnipresence; and that all that you need to do is … Read More

Spiritual Growth, Yoga Philosophy

Lessons in Spirituality

I have not come to you to give you intellectual sermons. I do not like to blindly give you the thoughts of others. You can read books for yourself. When I speak to you, I shall tell you what I feel of God. I shall tell you what I hear from God. It is my privilege to bring to you … Read More

Right Attitudes, Yoga Philosophy

Kindness in Truthfulness

Patanjali, in the Yamas (the proscriptive principles) of his Yoga Sutras, had an interesting way of advising aspiring yogis to be truthful. He wrote, “Avoid non-truthfulness.” Indeed, if there is no reason to conceal a truth, isn’t it likely that one will want to be truthful? What Patanjali was saying, then, was not so much that truthfulness is a virtue … Read More