El Fuego Espiritual de Brahmachari Francis Jyoti

El Fuego Espiritual de Brahmachari Francis Jyoti

Juntó las manos en oración y luego se inclinó completamente en el suelo. Absorto en la Madre permaneció mirándola durante mucho tiempo. Jyoti se levantó y con lágrimas de alegría y devoción en sus ojos dijo: “Vi a la Madre Kali llena de hibiscos rojos, y estos versos cobraron vida. ¡Jai Ma!”.

Y ahora mis ojos se llenan de lágrimas. Lágrimas de amor por esta alma, Jyoti, quien verdaderamente fue una luz en mi vida y en el mundo. Esa fue la última vez que lo vi, pero en mi mente está presente todo el tiempo y en mi corazón siento su espíritu, su sonrisa y su luz, el fuego de su devoción y su sadhana.

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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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New Video: Sacred Music at The Guibord Center, St. John's Cathedral

New Video: Sacred Music at The Guibord Center, St. John's Cathedral

The video of this special musical worship has been edited and posted by The Guibord Center, who hosted Sangita Yoga at St. John's Cathedral in Los Angeles. Naren is accompanied by Pankaj Mishra on sarangi and Saumya Jain on tabla, Lopamudra Bose on tanpura and vocal, Justin Greene on cymbals. Songlist is provided.

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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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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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A Visit to Spiritual Mexico

A Visit to Spiritual Mexico

Throughout my youth many friends and family members would invite me to Mexico—but I always declined because they would either be visiting the resorts or Tijuana.  I knew that those places could not reveal to me the real Mexico that heralds from the great civilization of the Aztecs and other indigenous peoples.

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