How can we ensure that we don’t keep slipping into negative consciousness?

Nayaswami Jyotish: That’s a good and very important question. Let’s first look at this in terms of brain physiology and the neuroscience of the brain. Paramhansa Yoganandji said that every thought is real, that it is an energy just as electricity is an energy. He said that every thought creates a little bit of a groove in the brain and … Read More

Talk by Swami Kriyananda

Attracting God’s Healing Power

Never treat your body with disrespect; it isn’t only your body, it’s the temple of God. Instead of only going on pilgrimages, make the pilgrimage to your own heart by daily meditation. Try to feel that wherever you are God is with you; wherever you are God has to come to you. He doesn’t come only by going to spiritual … Read More

Karma and Reincarnation

Reincarnation is God’s Gift

We recently explored the theme of ‘Reincarnation’ with children in our weekly online Family Joy sessions. We did it over two meetings and it was not only great fun, but also very expansive. We used play dough to understand the concept of reincarnation. How the same play dough could be fashioned into many different objects of different shapes and sizes. … Read More

Ego Transcendence

Change Me!

“Better change your ways for I hate the things you do!” A very familiar statement indeed, expressing disapproval over something we don’t like in someone. Many even lament about existing situations in life and expect them to change, without ever pondering at one’s own deficiencies that may actually need correction. Thinking of changing other people or situations, however, only reflects … Read More

Spiritual Community

Building Joy

When Master came to America his goal was not necessarily to build the monastery or have buildings or create anything outward. These things will all pass away. His goal is to have people find God.  And he gave us this remarkable teaching of Babaji and Lahiri and Sri Yukteshwar – Kriya yoga. And the real work and the real foundation … Read More

Devotion and Prayer

Who are the true Christians

This subject is very interesting “Who are the true Christians?” The same analogy in fact can be applied to “Who are the true Hindus”. One person may say – I go to church every Sunday, I am wearing a cross, I go to mass and I am a Christian. But is that enough? Because here if you see the word … Read More