How do you know God surrounds you?

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By Sri Sri Shuddhaanandaa Brahmachari

Let’s take the simple fact of breathing. You cannot survive without breathing. You were born into a body, into a universe, that provides you with the ability to breathe. But you don’t acknowledge the generosity of the gift of your breath. Yet the universe keeps providing it abundantly, without condition.

Stop and really look around ...

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What is Bhakti or Supreme Love

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 By Swami Shivananda

The term Bhakti comes from the root ‘Bhaj’, which means ‘to be attached to God’.  Bhakti or devotion is love for love’s sake. The devotee wants God and God alone. There is no selfish expectation here.

Devotion is the slender thread of  love that binds the heart of a devotee with the lotus feet of ...

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A Marvel called Mind

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By Swami Chidananda

Stones, trees, grass and sand, which might have been existing in a given geographical area for centuries, can know absolutely nothing about their physical environment, but the moment an intelligent man enters into the area, he gathers innumerable facts pertaining to the same. He correlates these facts and in this way acquires useful ...

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How to overcome Doubt

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By Sri Sri Shuddhaanandaa Brahmachari

Doubt comes easily. Making it go away is not so easy. Once doubt comes in and finds its space, it grows strong, tenacious roots in your mind. Firmly established, it spreads. Repetitive doubts about many different aspects of your life take hold. With the wildness of a weed, doubt grows in the ...

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How to live like a Yogi

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By Paramahamsa Yogananda

The only worthwhile accomplishments are not those we achieve outwardly, but the victories we win over ourselves. Let us create inner dwellings of beautiful qualities, erecting them in valleys of humbleness where gather the rains of God’s mercy and of other people’s good wishes for us.

Never let your mind be seduced by restlessness, through ...

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True Joy of Thanksgiving

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By Sri Mrinalini Mata

The common idea of gratitude is a response to some beautiful surprise or gift we had not anticipated.  But thankfulness as a spiritual practice is much deeper.  It is repeated attuning of the heart to an active awareness that God is omnipresent and working in everything.    To ...

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