Author Archives: The Cosmic Mother

“I am your Mother through all eternity. Nothing else matters.”

These words were channeled by Swami Kriyanandaji at an 8-hour Christmas meditation at Ananda Village, many years ago: “Divine Mother has asked me to convey these words to you. I am very pleased with all of you. I am very … Continue reading

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“There is no love except God’s love”

by Swami Kriyananda, from In Divine Friendship If we feel God’s love in someone’s love for us, then that is right and good. I remember once in India telling the woman saint, Anandamoyi Ma, how much I and others in … Continue reading

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Paramhansa Yogananda’s Mission of Divine Love

Swami Kriyananda: “Yogananda brought to this country one of the most important gifts he could have given, the idea of worshiping the Divine Mother. I was meditating in Italy and this thought came to me: that we need to stress … Continue reading

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The Final Goal

Swami Kriyananda concludes his autobiography, The New Path, with a chapter titled “The Final Goal.” It is notable that the last words of the story of his life are entirely about his relationship to God as the Divine Mother. He … Continue reading

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Swami Vivekananda’s Prayers to Divine Mother

Swami Kriyananda told this story, of Swami Vivekananda’s prayers to Divine Mother, many times over the years. He held it up as an example of how to pray to Her, and how we forget all of our worldly needs when … Continue reading

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Has Come One Unto Me

by Ramprasad Sen From the land where there is no night Has come One unto me. And night and day are now nothing to me, Ritual-worship has become for ever barren. My sleep is broken. Shall I sleep any more? … Continue reading

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Bengali Poet Ramprasad’s Last Words

At the end of Ramprasad’s life he is reported to have sang the following song. As he finished the last lines, he said, “It is achieved,” and then left the body. *          *         … Continue reading

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O Shyama, Thou Art Flying Kites

by Ramprasad Sen In the world’s busy market-place, O Shyama, Thou art flying kites; High up they soar on the wind of hope, held fast by maya’s string. Their frames are human skeletons, their sails of the three gunas made; … Continue reading

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You Haven’t Seen How Kali Is

by Ramprasad Sen Mind, you’re still not rid of your illusions; you haven’t seen how Kali is. You know the Mother manifests as the three worlds, but you seem not to know it, ______really. That Mother who adorns the world … Continue reading

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Ways of Approaching God

by Paramhansa Yogananda “There are two ways of approaching God in Nature. One is to separate the Lord from all His manifestations. ‘Neti, neti,’ is the saying in India: ‘Not this, not that.’ Something of that consciousness there must always … Continue reading

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