Posts Tagged ‘bliss’

The Secret to a Balanced Life

May 14, 2014

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In a talk at the Self-Realization Fellowship World Convocation entitled Bringing Our Lives Into Balance, Brother Achalananda blended faith and logic to articulate a compelling prescription for finding balance in our daily lives:


The more complex our lives become, the more we need to realize that there is only one reliable point of balance—and that is (more…)

I Was Made for Thee

October 5, 2011

Paramahansa Yogananda



In this beautiful soul-poem, Paramahansa Yogananda expresses the breadth and depth of what it means to surrender completely and utterly to God—or as he liked to refer to the supreme intelligence which governs everything, as Divine Mother.




I WAS MADE FOR THEE

I was made for Thee alone. I was made for dropping flowers of devotion gently at Thy feet on the altar of the morning.

My hands were made to serve Thee willingly; to remain folded in adoration, waiting for Thy coming; and when Thou comest, to bathe Thy feet with my tears.

My voice was made to (more…)

The Little Joy of the Soul

October 12, 2010

Paramahansa Yogananda meditating

Meditation is not an emptying of the mind. It is the highest form of concentration in which the mind is focused entirely on God. What we call happiness is negligible compared to the inner peace and exultation of spirit we attain in meditation.

Happiness, the province of the ego, is fleeting. Joy, the (more…)

Live Your Life as One Long Prayer

August 30, 2008

joyous-woman-on-beach-arms-raisedWhat is devotion? It is the unceasing practice of acknowledging God’s presence, with the ultimate goal of living your life as one long prayer.

Is it possible to maintain awareness of God’s presence in every moment? Think of it this way: When you fall in love, you hold the thought of your beloved in the back of your mind throughout the day, even while concentrating on difficult tasks. It is not outer activity but inner (more…)