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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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“Why not worship the Infinite as your Divine Mother?”

“I have trouble visualizing God,” complained a student of religious New Thought. “I’ve imagined Him as Infinite Intelligence, as the I AM principle, as my God-Self within, as the Cosmic Ground of Being. It all seems so abstract! But your … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Father-Mother-God

by Paramhansa Yogananda Question: Is God a Father or a Mother? Answer: God is both the Father and the Mother Principle. If we consider God as transcendental, He is neither Father nor Mother, but as soon as think of God … Continue reading

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Prayer, or Loving Demand

by Paramhansa Yogananda Effective prayer must be scientific and definite in performance and must give intelligent understanding of all its factors. All those who want to demonstrate the scientific nature of prayer must first be sure that there is a … Continue reading

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