Paramhansa Yogananda Instructing Hatha Yoga
Stories of the Masters

I know Every Single Thought you think

One day, after a gathering in Beverly Hills, I had been invited to perform yoga postures at a Jewish Bar Mitzvah. Afterward, a materialistic Jewish psychiatrist cornered me and challenged my beliefs. I defended them as reasonably as I could, and then, to clinch my argument, spoke of certain miracles to which I’d been a witness. It did no good … Read More

Paramhansa Yogananda in American Suit
Stories of the Masters

The Hamburgers

An incident narrated by James Coller to Swami Kriyananda James Coller, another disciple, visited us at about this time from Phoenix, Arizona; Master had appointed him to be the minister of our church there. James, though deeply devoted to God and Guru, had a tendency to be a little casual about hermitage discipline. ‘I was driving from Phoenix to Encinitas … Read More

Swami Kriyananda Greeting People
Relationships

Spiritual Marriage

Master [Paramhansa Yogananda] continued his reminiscences of those years. “A student of this work in Boston told me he wanted to be a renunciate. I said to him, ‘Your path is marriage.’ “‘Oh, no!’ he vowed, ‘I’ll never marry!’ Well, a week later he met a beautiful girl and swore to me that he was deeply in love with her! … Read More

Rainbow
Yoga Philosophy

Developing Intuition: Balancing Reason and Feeling

Feminine nature represents feeling; masculine nature, reason. In women, feeling is generally uppermost, and reason, hidden. In men, the opposite is true: reason is generally uppermost, and feeling, hidden. We can bring these qualities into balance within ourselves, as well. This is indeed the ideal condition, and comes about naturally as a person develops spiritually. Calm feeling is intuition. The … Read More

Paramhansa Yogananda
Stories of the Masters

Silence is the Altar of Spirit

My first visit to Twenty-Nine Palms [Paramhansa Yogananda’s desert retreat in California] was for a weekend. We visited Master at his place. My first recollection of him on that occasion isn’t so much of the things he said, as of what he didn’t say. I didn’t know it at the time, but he placed great importance on silence. Disciples working around him … Read More

Swami Kriyananda in Suit in the Sixties
Success & Magnetism

How Much Wealth is Available?

Materialistic people often think not only of matter, but of energy, too, as a limited quantity. The truth is, however, that the more you use your energy, the more you’ll find that you generate energy. So many people think, “But I’ve got to save my strength.” They are wrong. Yes, of course we need rest, periodically. Yes, of course we … Read More