La Vida Espiritual de Brahmachari Marcelo Gangadhar

La Vida Espiritual de Brahmachari Marcelo Gangadhar

Recibí una llamada telefónica diciéndome que Br. Marcelo falleció repentinamente en su dormitorio el 1 de febrero de 2015 por causas naturales. Lágrimas llenaron mis ojos. Recuerdos de él han estado inundando mi mente desde entonces…

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The Spiritual Fire of Brahmachari Francis Jyoti

The Spiritual Fire of Brahmachari Francis Jyoti

Jyoti rose and said, “I saw the Mother Kali with all the red hibiscus, and these verses came to life. Jai Ma!” He had tears of joy and devotion in his eyes.

And now tears fill my eyes. Tears of love for this soul Jyoti, who truly was a light in my life and in this world. That was the last time I saw him, but in my mind I see him and in my heart I feel his spirit, his smile and light, and the blazing fire of his devotion and sadhana. 

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A New Year's Resolution: Hanuman Chalisa

A New Year's Resolution: Hanuman Chalisa

New Year's Resolutions can be daunting. I used to make radical resolutions that resulted in a stressful set-up for failure. Now I use them as inspiring goals. One year I chose to learn the Sri Hanuman Chalisa with devotion and authentic pronunciation (rather than a "gringo" accent). It change my life. I had a whole year to learn it, so there was no pressure. I took my time and savored it.

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Paramahansa Yogananda and Divine Mother Kali

Paramahansa Yogananda and Divine Mother Kali

Read (or listen to the complete talk) the first part of Naren's talk, given at the Kali Mandir, on Sri Paramahansa Yogananda's worship of the Divine Mother Kali and his intimate relationship with Her throughout his life in India and America.

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Too Near: A Divine Poem by Paramahansa Yogananda

Too Near: A Divine Poem by Paramahansa Yogananda

In honor of the birth commemoration (January 5th) of the great Satguru, Sri Paramahansa Yogananda, I would simply like to share one of his divine poems. His tremendous impact both on my own life and the Western culture of spirituality is beyond words. Sri Yoganandaji arrived in Boston in 1920 and gave a lecture on “The Science of Religion” which later became his first publication. Shortly after, he released his second book—not on yoga, nor Vedanta, nor the Bhagavad-Gita, nor the second coming of Christ. It was a book of poems, Songs of the Soul.  "Why poetry?" you may ask. How did this fit into his mission?In India, poetry is considered a divine art...

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Sacred Roots: India's Divine Music

Sacred Roots: India's Divine Music

Thousands of years ago, beyond the scope of scholarly research, the rishis (seers) of ancient India created a society and culture wherein religion, art and science thrived in harmony, without any competition or need of comparison. Music was known to be a divine art interwoven with the sciences of sound, psychology and mathematics. It was partially intended for pleasure and entertainment, but primarily intended to assist in man’s quest for Self-realization.

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The Spiritual Life of Brahmachari Marcelo Gangadhar

The Spiritual Life of Brahmachari Marcelo Gangadhar

I received a phone call telling me that Br. Marcelo had suddenly passed away in his bedroom on February 1, 2015, from natural causes. Tears filled my eyes. Memories of him have been flooding my mind ever since...

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