Posts Tagged ‘Divine Beloved’

Are You Diamond or Charcoal?

November 30, 2011

Sri Daya Mata





Today marks the one-year anniversary of the passing of Sri Daya Mata, the longtime president of Self-Reallization Fellowship. She served her guru, Paramahansa Yogananda, for nearly eighty years with love, devotion, and the joy that comes from God-realization. In honor of Daya Ma, I offer a nugget of wisdom from one of her (more…)

Even When the Heart Feels Dry

February 9, 2011

What does it take to lead a God-centered life? Only everything you’ve got. This insightful, inspiring explanation is from the book, Finding the Joy Within You, by longtime Self-Realization Fellowship president Sri Daya Mata. By “Guruji,” she is referring to Paramahansa Yogananda.



Guruji often said to us that no matter what the world is doing, no matter what it is passing through, you keep your mind fixed in God. If you want to know God, the mind must be with Him at all times. Keep on working toward it, and you will see that it will come. You must nourish that wanting, that yearning, with meditation. Nourish it by practicing the (more…)