Attunement, Spirituality in Daily Life

Reflections on Inner Strength – Part Two

I was looking forward to going out of town for the New Year holidays. But before doing so, I needed a proper eye exam.  My vision had been bothering me for a few months now, but I was sure it was nothing to worry about.  Perhaps I needed glasses or, at worse, had cataracts. I picked a private hospital and … Read More

Music & Art

Whisper and Art:
I Will Wait for Thee

I Will Wait for Thee In the corner of my heart I have a mystic throne for Thee. The candles of my joys are dimly lighted in the hope of Thy coming. They will burn brighter when Thou appearest. Whether Thou comest or not, I will wait for Thee until my tears melt away all material grossness. To please Thee … Read More

Music & Art

Whisper and Art:
I Want to Build a Rainbow-Bridge of Self-Realization

𝐈 𝐖𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐁𝐮𝐢𝐥𝐝 𝐚 𝐑𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐛𝐨𝐰-𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐠𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐒𝐞𝐥𝐟-𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐳𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 The gulf of ages lay between Thee and me, widening as the waters of my oblivion of Thee grew through centuries. I stand on this rocky shore of matter, gazing out over the gulf, hoping to see, beyond, Thy smooth shores of peace. My inner thought‐architects will build for me a bridge … Read More

Energization Exercises

Vitalize the Body With Life-Force

DRAW ON LIMITLESS COSMIC ENERGY Right beneath the flesh is a tremendous current. By the pickaxes of Self-realization, I have found that Life Force again. I and my Father are One. I am not the flesh. I am a bundle of electricity behind this body. Cosmic Energy is within and around you, recharging the body at all times with vitality. … Read More

Facing Challenges, Right Attitudes

The Eight Meannesses of the Heart: How to Overcome Them – Part 7

When I was in my late teens I made an unpleasant discovery: I had a fear of banks. In itself this needn’t have been a problem. But my friends and I were travelling in foreign countries, and the special checks that I was carrying needed my signature within a bank in order to be cashed. Those blurred lines that my … Read More

Right Attitudes, Spiritual Growth

(Wo)Man in the Mirror

For most people it has become very obvious that we have to change the world. But if we set out to do this, we have to ask ourselves: What is it that we can actually change? At first, it seems as if there were an almost endless panorama of possibilities. We could try to change capitalism by making the wisest … Read More

Attunement, Spirituality in Daily Life

Reflections on Inner Strength – Part One

As the transition period from Kali to Dwapara Yuga was coming to a close toward the second half of the 19th century, the outward expression of inner strength showed no sign of slowing down. The British Empire in India was quickly exhausting the supply of teak wood – renowned for its beauty and durability – and didn’t have to look … Read More

Music & Art

Whisper + Art: Demand to Set Fire to the Forest of Darkness

I built a fire of devotion in the dark forest of delusion. Alas! the fire only smoldered. Then Thou didst come and set fire to a few of my frailties. That fire quickly spread on, consuming the bushes of my prickly desires, my tall, towering vanities, and the thick underbrush of my arrogance. The whole forest of my darkness is … Read More

Education for Life

Education for Life RULES

Before Yogananda went to the United States, he spent four years in India developing what he called ‘How-to-Live Schools’. In Chapter 27 of his Autobiography of a Yogi, he wrote: ‘The ideal of an all-sided education for youth had always been close to my heart. I saw clearly the arid results of ordinary instruction, aimed only at the development of body and intellect. … Read More