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What is the Purpose of Evil?

from The Essence of Self-Realization
by Swami Kriyananda

“Master,” inquired a disciple, “what purpose does evil serve in God’s creation? Surely the Lord is a God of goodness and love. Is it possible that, as certain modern writers claim, He doesn’t know evil?”

Sri Yogananda chuckled. “God would have to be very stupid not to…

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God is Personal

from the original Autobiography of a Yogi
by Paramhansa Yogananda

Our family moved to Lahore in the Punjab. There I acquired a picture of the Divine Mother in the form of the Goddess Kali. It sanctified a small informal shrine on the balcony of our home. An unequivocal conviction came over me that fulfillment would crown any of my prayers…

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God as Light

by Paramhansa Yogananda
The Spirit was invisible, existing alone in the home of all space. He piped to Himself the ever-new, ever-entertaining song of perfect beatific bliss. As He sang through His voice of eternity to Himself, He wondered if aught but Himself were listening and enjoying His song. To His astonishment, He felt that He…

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