Healing

Many Prayers Make a Miracle

When souls gather together in sincere prayer, God responds. The story Shailesh describes is not only inspiring but a testament to the presence and power of God. It teaches us, above all, the art of persevering in challenging times while still trying to be a warrior of light. “You are not responsible for anyone’s karma,” Dr Ushaganpathi said, in my … Read More

How To Use Your Devices For Spiritual Growth

Yogananda said that “filler” activities like checking our phones constantly, reading magazines, etc are detrimental to our concentration and spiritual lives. In this world of distraction, however, it seems almost impossible to give them up. Self-control is often not enough and we end up getting distracted despite our earnest efforts. In this article, we will explore certain tricks and tips … Read More

Divine Friendships lead to Spiritual Victory

It is often quite hard to live in a community full of people, or let’s say, be in an organization where we work with others. All of us are in some way different from each other, and yet are the same because we are on the spiritual path, whether in the cities, countryside, or elsewhere. Every soul is evolving. And … Read More

Benefits Of Energization Exercises

In 1916 that Paramhansa Yogananda introduced the Yogoda exercises – meaning, that which gives harmony or equilibrium at all levels- body, mind & soul. The teenaged boys in the Ranchi school of Paramhansa Yogananda were greatly benefitted from them. They learned to recharge their body batteries by daily practicing them, and by learning to engage their Willpower and Concentration. When … Read More

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My healing experience
– Covid times 2021

In mid-April ’21 we got to know that my father who is 85+ is covid positive. Initial few days, he was administered medicines & oxygen etc at home only under the doctors prescription. In a few days, his condition deteriorated and the oxygen concentrator of 5L capacity was not enough! He was to be admitted to a hospital …at a … Read More

Chanting

The Power and Practice of Chanting

Devotion is one of the prerequisites on the spiritual path. We all need it. But how do we develop it? Yogananda said “Chanting is half the battle” because it’s a great tool to not only develop devotion but also to bring our minds to a focus before we begin our meditation practice. Love is the best catalyst for success in ... Read More
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Lord Give Me More Suffering,
For In Suffering I Feel Closer To Thee

When we meet each other and ask “How are you?”, a common reply is – “All’s well due to His grace.” The truth is, even if all is breaking loose in our lives, His grace is still present. In fact, in these moments of suffering, we are drawn much closer to God because we realize He is our only Beloved, ... Read More
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Faith For The Rational Mind

Today, in this age of science and logic, when everything is questioned unless supported by evidence and reason, people of faith often have a hard time convincing others that they are as sane as anyone else. They either have to give arguments in support of their faith or they have to conceal it. The holy books of all religions, on … Read More

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How Ananda Changed My Life

Ananda has been the saviour of my spiritual life and the boat that carried me to the shores of my Guru’s feet. In this article, I talk about my journey of coming to Ananda and how it has changed my life in tangible ways. In June 2019, everything was going well for me. The future of my startup was looking ... Read More

Chilla

I have been getting trained in Indian Classical Music – vocals, for a few years now. One of the sadhanas for the advanced students in Indian music is called a Chilla. Traditionally in this sadhana, the musician had to remain in isolation for a period of 40 days in strict discipline to achieve a very high level of skill, which … Read More