Celebrations, Paramhansa Yogananda

New Hopes for the New Year

The New Year has come to greet you with new hopes, new determination, new will-to-achieve, new activities. In the Temple of the New Year renew your reverence for the unlimited hidden power of God within you. The trails of trials and the yawning chasms of woe have been left behind in the dark night of the past–now you are entering … Read More

Christmas

From the Gift of Compassion
to The Gift of Light

From the Gift of Compassion to The Gift of Light « Away in a manger No crib for a bed The little Lord Jesus Laid down His sweet head… » This Christmas carol sings in my head as I set out the creche next to where our Christmas tree will soon stand. It’s a beautiful creche, bought in the streets of … Read More

Celebrations, Paramhansa Yogananda

The Joy of Living in a Spiritual Family

I didn’t know there was so much joy and fun in having birthday. It is because of your joy I enjoy so much. Words are inadequate to express what I feel. I remember when I went to India in 1935 and ’36, I remembered what Jesus said and why He said: “Who is my father, who is my mother, sister … Read More

Celebrations

Master about New Year

The New Year has come to greet you with new hopes, new determination, new will-to-achieve, new activities. In the Temple of the New Year renew your reverence for the unlimited hidden power of God within you. The trails of trials and the yawning chasms of woe have been left behind in the dark night of the past: now you are … Read More

Christmas, Thank you God

Christmas

“Christ must be lived, to be known. He is ever-living and is born in all good actions, in every act of material and spiritual service, and in the manger of meditation. ― Master in Inner Culture magazine, December 1936 Christmas, the season of peace, of comfort and joy. The first Christmas eve the angels sang, “Glory to God in the … Read More

Christmas, Paramhansa Yogananda

How to Prepare for Christmas Spiritually?

Christ is only suggested in social Christmas festivities, but He is seen and felt as an everlasting, ever-joyous Fact in the cradle of Divine Ecstasy. Prepare yourself to celebrate Christmas in the real way, as humbly suggested in the following: l. Prepare your heart so that you may say to those who crucify you daily with unkind actions and words … Read More