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Shakti: Realm of the Divine Mother

There is a beautifully written book on the various energies and forms of the Divine Mother — authored by Vanamali, a long time friend of Swami Kriyananda and Ananda. In Shakti: Realm of the Divine Mother, she covers the philosophical and … Continue reading

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Two Visions of Kali

The following two visions of Kali—one by Paramhansa Yogananda when he was the young Mukunda and the other by the Bengali poet Ramprasad Sen—are described by Swami Kriyananda in his book Paramhansa Yogananda: A Biography. These two stories highlight an … Continue reading

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“Ask of Me Salvation, but not My love and devotion”

Paramhansa Yogananda sang a Bengali chant that was translated into English as: Oh devotee, I can give thee salvation, but not My love and devotion; for when I give those away, I give Myself away. Ask of Me salvation, but … Continue reading

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