Temptation

” Doing something wrong from a moral or material standpoint is not the only meaning of temptation. Forgetting your soul by becoming too engrossed in the body and its comforts is temptation too!” Paramahamsa Yogananda

Hateful feelings

No matter what the cost is to us, we must purge ourselves of our negative feelings regardless of its consequences. The hateful ones are buried so far within us that it is necessary for us to go as deep as we can inside of ourselves to pull the hate out. If we do not rid ourselves of these horrific feelings then …

Friendship

“When you have real friends, it is necessary for us to preserve them . But there are fake friends who are like a shadow,  they walk with us when we’re in the sun and  disappear in the dark. If we want to win in this life we have to walk toward the light and leave them behind  like the shadow.” …

Patience

Why is it so difficult for us to have patience? What is it that pushes us forward so fast that we miss much of what we need to learn? We are forced to repeat the situation over and over again until we understand that we need to slow down and think before we act. We want everything to happen right …

Alone vs. Lonely

Do we realize that there is a big difference between being lonely and being alone? being alone is a condition in life, not necessarily a negative one but a state of being. Some of us enjoy that time when we are not in a relationship when we can be by ourselves and have no trouble filling in our time. It gives us …

Your Path

We can look at our lives either as one filled with pain and suffering, a life that has no purpose only darkness and despair or we can look at everything that has happened to us as part of our life journey. Each incident, each issue is there for us to conquer so we elevate ourselves to the next one. We …

Responsibility

“We alone are responsible for ourselves. No one else may answer for our deeds when the final reckoning comes. Our work in the world— in the sphere where our karma, our past activities have placed us…can only be performed by one person; ourselves. And our work can be called a success only when it serves our fellowman.!” Paramahansa Yogananda