The simple practice of cultivating gratitude, an appreciative awareness, and thankfulness, can powerfully transform our everyday experience of life. For some people, this is a natural and easy thing to do. For others, keeping gratitude […]
4 Goals for Spiritually Conscious Living Purpose, Prosperity, Pleasure, and Freedom As I studied the teachings of Kriya Yoga, and learned about the four goals for spiritually conscious living, it was heartening to discover that […]
3 Practices for Conscious Living Do not make light of your failings,Saying, “What are they to me?’A jug fills drop by drop. So the fool becomes brimful of folly.Do not belittle your virtues,Saying, “They are […]
Kriya Yoga practice removes all obstacles to Self- and God-realization. —Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra 2.2 When Paramahansa Yogananda came to America in 1920 with the blessings of his guru, Swami Sri Yukteswar, his mission was to […]
Thoreau’s call to “simplify, simplify” resonates deeply with me; I have contemplated it often. When I first encountered his words, I wondered why he repeated the phrase.
The gift of Satyagraha that Mahatma Gandhi gave the world—the revelation of the nonviolent force for good that is born of truth and love was, and continues to be, illuminated by his life.
In response to the question, “How does the desire for eternal life arise?” the great sage Ramana Maharshi replied, “Because the present state is unbearable. Why? Because it is not your True Nature.”
Life can be a perpetual search for happiness in its myriad forms—pleasure, security, success, contentment, joy. Ever notice that we look for it and find it, only to lose it again? Or want more from wherever it seemed to come from?