Success & Magnetism

Success and Happiness

All prosperity is measured out to man according to the law of cause and effect, which governs not only this life but all past lives. That is why intelligent people are often born poor or unhealthy, whereas an idiot may be born healthy and wealthy. Men were originally sons of God and made in His image, having free choice and … Read More

Nature in Light
Success & Magnetism

Acquiring Magnetism

There is within us a magnetic force by which we attract those who have a living relationship to our magnetic power. Thus, a human being cannot attract a stone because a stone has no relation to a human being. We know that an ordinary magnet has a certain range and power. Small magnets draw small things. Larger magnets draw larger … Read More

Painting by Dana Lynne Andersen
Karma and Reincarnation

Reincarnation: How Can It be Scientifically Proved?

If one believes in the existence of a just God, then a belief in reincarnation can follow very readily, as the two beliefs are really dependent, one on the other. But what about the skeptics and the atheists? Can the truth of reincarnation be scientifically proven to their satisfaction? Can the theory of reincarnation be in any way scientifically experimented … Read More

Meditation and Kriya Yoga

Proof of God

We read about God in the various scriptures. We hear of His presence and hear Him praised in the sermons of religious men and saints. We imagine Him behind the veils of beauty in Nature. We think about His existence through the logic within us. But all of these windows through which we try to see God are fitted with … Read More

Yogananda with His Sister and Husband

What is “Spiritual Marriage”?

Spiritual marriage means union with God, Soul, and Spirit. Marriage is not a man-made law. It is God-made. Man has abused the high purpose of marriage. Marriage means unity on the physical, mental, and spiritual planes. If you attract a person by spiritual magnetism, then you will meet your soul companion. Marriage is the communion of half-souls. In God we … Read More

Happy Faces
How to be Happy

Acquiring Happiness

Be Happy Under All Circumstances We can never be happy unless we are progressing and seeking satisfaction in doing so, and unless we are guarding our happiness from all the influences which destroy it. Happiness comes, not by helplessly thinking, but by living it in all the moods and actions of life. No matter what you are doing, keep the … Read More

Yogananda Last Smile
Health & Healing

Smile and Be Happy

Make your home a valley of smiles instead of a vale of tears. Smile now and never mind how hard it has been for you to do so. Smile now. All the time remember to SMILE NOW, and you will SMILE ALWAYS. Some people smile most of the time, while beneath the mask of laughter they hide a sorrow- corroded … Read More

Original Letter by Paramhansa Yogananda
Letters by Yogananda

Letter to B. M. Catrill

To B. M. Catrill With prayer for all round welfare from Swami Yogananda Dec 8 1928 “There is an invisible cord which binds the east & the west and all strangers. Let the Eternal Song echo thru your mortal flute and it will be immortal” S.Y.


Dreamers All

I am only awake When I enter the chamber of slumber. Then I forsake all dreams of wakefulness Or nocturnal dreams of fancy. I am awake when I silence my mind And its dreams of this cosmic puzzle. The dreams of sleep are one dream for me And the dream of wakefulness is another dream. When both these dreams Disappear … Read More

Paramhansa Yogananda

Compassion’s Castle

While shots and shells of hate Fall around thee Remain castled in love. While bombs of misunderstanding Keep bursting Remain hidden ‘Neath the deep caves of compassion. While poisonous vapors of delusion Seek to choke the life of thy wisdom Mask thy soul with taintless love. For the castle of love divine Is a safe haven From temptation’s armies. Dig … Read More