Category Archives: yogananda

Who Is Divine Mother?

by Swami Kriyananda from Clarity Magazine Fall 2001 First of all, we need to understand that Divine Mother is not a separate thing or person, but is the feminine aspect of God. There’s really only one reality—the Infinite Consciousness that … Continue reading

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A Meeting with Master Mahasaya

A beautiful description of a meeting with Master Mahasaya (Mahendranath Gupta) by author Paul Brunton Continue reading

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She is the source of your well-being

by Paramhansa Yogananda Yes, She is the source of your well-being, because you are here only for a little while. Everything you experience is temporary. Only the association with God is permanent and forever; and, since this is so, you … Continue reading

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My First Meetings with Anandamayi Ma, by Swami Kriyananda, part 2

My First Meetings with Anandamayi Ma, February, 1959, part 2 by Swami Kriyananda originally published in Ananda Varta, October 1983 (part 1) Thursday, February 12, 1959 Daya Ma and the others had been planning to visit the Mother on Friday, … Continue reading

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My First Meetings with Anandamayi Ma, by Swami Kriyananda, part 1

My First Meetings with Anandamayi Ma, February, 1959 by Swami Kriyananda originally published in Ananda Varta, October 1983 The following is based on a long letter I wrote — but never completed — to the SRF monks in Los Angeles, … Continue reading

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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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The Cosmic Mother as AUM

Paramhansa Yogananda described the AUM vibration as the Divine Mother. He said that one must go through AUM/Mother in order to reach cosmic consciousness. In our article about Kali, he states that, “Kali represents Mother Nature. She is Aum, the … Continue reading

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A Serious Grievance

Paramhansa Yogananda taught a way of praying that many people found unusual. In his Whispers from Eternity he called his prayers “prayer-demands,” describing the proper attitude towards prayer. He said that we are children of the Infinite and that divine … 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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“Who tells me Thou art dark…?”

Out of emotion or sentiment, people are prone to make Divine Mother so humanly personal as to become small. The Divine Mother is beyond form and beyond human sentiment. Yogananda used to sing a chant: Who tells me Thou art … Continue reading

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