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Swami’s Last Talk — Easter 2013

Financial Troubles Ahead

Dear Friends:   I am writing to as many friends as I can think of with a message that I think may spare you much suffering in the near future. I hope you will share this message with others, many of whom I may have inadvertently omitted.   I call you all my friends. I […]

Spiritual Anniversary Message, 2010

Dear friends and well-wishers: This letter will be, for me, a very important one. I hope it will be important also for you. I believe you will find it interesting, full of (I hope) fascinating news, fun to read, but perhaps also a little shocking. This Sunday, September 12, will be my 62nd spiritual anniversary. […]

Rescuing Yogananda

September 28, 2010 Dear Friends and well-wishers (also Dear ill-wishers, for you too are dear to me; I need you): I sent you recently a book that was, for me, a difficult one to write. Perhaps it was as difficult for you to read, though the vast majority of you wrote letters thanking me for […]

Postlude to “Rescuing Yogananda”

December 31, 2010 This new postlude was just added by Swami Kriyananda to his recent book, Rescuing Yogananda, which has since been discontinued. I had a dream last night in which a saint, not from our line of gurus, said to me in reference to this book, “It is not your place to judge.” He […]

New Years Message from Swami, 2011

Dear Friends: I want to take this opportunity to wish you a happy and successful new year — the happiest and most successful ever. This year, unfortunately, does promise difficulties, but if you have the right attitude, you’ll come sailing through. What is that right attitude? The realization that when you place your life in […]

Easter Message From Swami, 2013

Dear Ones: I wish I could bless each and every one of you with a happy Easter. Easter is a time symbolizing the eventual resurrection of our little, individual selves into the one, Infinite Self. I suggest at this time particularly that you study and meditate on the photograph of Master titled The Last Smile. […]

What I Like About Old Age

What I like about old age is that it gives a person time to experience the consequences of how he has lived. If he has lived a mediocre or a bad life, of course, those consequences will not be pleasant, but if he has lived to help others, and to serve God, he finds old […]

The Funnel Effect

I heard a story many years ago about a truth seeker who went to the Himalayas in search of truth. He heaved himself over stony crags, struggled through snowy wastes, and braved many an icy storm before finally discovering a hermit who lived in the remote corners of a cave. There, he prostrated himself he […]

Spiritual Anniversary Message, 2012

Here is a message that Swami sent out to his friends on September 12th, 2012, his 64th anniversary of being a disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda: Today is my sixty-fourth birthday—spiritual, that is. September 12, 1948, I was accepted as a disciple by Paramhansa Yogananda. How well I remember that day! How well I remember the […]