Swami Kriyananda, one of the last living direct disciples of Paramhansa Yogananda, left us with a parting gift, the gift of his last word: Anything. This is an example of the attitude of life which Swami Kriyananda lived by, and which he set as an example for all of us as truthseekers on the path. […]

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The World Needs a Friend

The world needs a friend. The time is now: To rise above disharmony and fighting. To once again embrace our unity. To be kind and loving to one another. To smile truthfully. The time is now: To share light. To give it freely. To send warmth from our heart. To interact more sweetly. The time […]

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Happiness Is a Choice

Though our paths widely vary, and though there seems to be countless desires amidst the vast sea of humanity, underlying them all is the one path of which all others are tributary—the goal to be happy. Paramhansa Yogananda, a great master from India, explained that the common motive behind all human actions—the common longing tying […]

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Cheerful Solutions to Life’s Everyday Problems: The Practice of Yoga (International Day of Yoga)

To face life’s challenges, we must have hope. The practice of yoga on the spiritual path offers hope, for it brings the light of peace and happiness into the darkness of man’s sorrow and restlessness. The science of spirituality was developed under the practice of yoga. Etymologically, yoga means union. The union implied is the complete integration […]

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How to Develop Concentration

In directing all of your energy toward achieving a goal, one-pointed concentration is necessary. The key to developing concentration is practice: practice concentrating on one thing at a time, and cultivating awareness: bringing your full awareness to whatever you do. When we are aware of how we direct our attention to things throughout the day, we […]

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Magnestism, Energy, and Success

Magnetism is the most important thing for success. What is magnetism? Magnetism is a force that operates in the material world, on an energetic level. Like gravity, it is there even though our five senses may not perceive it outwardly. Though physically unseen, we know of its existence. For example, this force is at work […]

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