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November issue of The Awakening Times comes filled with not only pearls of wisdom but also precious, pragmatic guidance.
Learn why visiting a holy place in the presence of a realized Master is a most precious opportunity for intense cleansing and a true inner transformation; expand the borders of your mind’s conceptual understanding by reading about the modus operandi of a true Avatar like the deathless Mahavatar Babaji; allow yourself to be touched by sincere experience sharing of how God appears to us and operates through us; learn to see Divine hand in all situations of life, including the moments when your mother-in-law really tests your patience; learn how to deal with a loved one who is an alcoholic and why alcoholism became recognized as a disease with denial being its intrinsic part.
Find out some interesting historical facts – what makes gardens so intellectually stimulating that even Aristotle chose them as the venue for his lectures; enjoy Paramahamsa Yogananda’s precious guidance - learn how to find the goal of your life and the shortest road which leads you there; allow yourself to be inspired by Kriya Yoga, a practice that makes half a minute equal one year of natural spiritual unfoldment
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november 2016 Edition Features:
Raji Menon Prakash speaks from the heart about the upcoming Retreat with Mohanji in Shirdi, which brings together the power that exists in the soil of Shirdi and the grace and love of three Gurus. In this sincere article, Raji shares her experiential understanding of why “our relationship with the Guru is one of the most important and powerful equations that we are likely to have in the world.” Visiting a holy place like Shirdi in the presence of a realized Master, who embodies an immense energy and offers precious guidance with crystal clarity, is a most precious opportunity for intense cleansing and a true inner transformation.
With a tinge of humor and wonder, Rev. Wayne E Farquhar, an ardent devotee of Sathya Sai Baba, shares a beautiful experience of how Divine rewards us in the most amazing ways when we do the right thing. An annoying mother-in-law can be a perfect test in life of a spiritual seeker who aims to learn how not to get upset or ruffled by anything, and how to see Divine hand in all situations of life.
This beautiful, straightforward article provides precious guidance about alcoholism, shedding light on how it used to be considered to be a weakness on the part of the alcoholic. Now that the general public perception has changed, it has been finally acknowledged that alcoholism is a disease. Learn why and how denial is part of this disease. Feel inspired to educate yourself about this disease, learn how to respond to it especially if your loved one is affected by alcoholism.
Enjoy reading one of the most beautiful excerpts from the living book “Autobiography of a Yogi” about direct experiences with an intergalactic Master, the deathless Mahavatar Babaji, who has retained his physical form for centuries, perhaps for millennia. This is a text that transcends the conceptual limits of human mind and stirs something deep within. The deathless Babaji is an avatar. This Sanskrit word means the descent of Divinity into flesh. Find out what that truly means.
Is it possible that half a minute of some spiritual practice can have the same effect as one year of natural spiritual unfoldment? Paramahamsa Yogananda explains what gives Kriya Yoga the power that gradually frees the practitioner from the universal chain of causation, i.e. karma. Allow yourself to be inspired and learn how the body of a Kriya practitioner becomes “astrally transformed day by day, and is finally fitted to express the infinite potentials of cosmic energy - the first materially active expression of Spirit.”
In this highly illuminating and pragmatic text, Paramahamsa Yogananda offers true pearls of wisdom which are not to be missed. He inspires us not to wander through life aimlessly, constantly bleeding our happiness with the thorns of new desires. Learn how to find the goal of your life and the shortest road which leads you there – by culturing the right desires and dropping the useless ones, by differentiating between real needs and unnecessary necessities. But mental focus is not enough. It is also important to understand that our past actions, whose results reach us through the infallible laws of karma, also determine our success. Choose to set the right cause in motion. “The surest way to prosperity lies, not in begging through wrong prayer, but in establishing first your Oneness with God and afterward demanding the Divine Son's share.”
A beautiful life story of a sincere spiritual seeker who found a true spiritual guide who helped him understand the play of Divine in our lives. Like most spiritual seekers, he did not really know what it was that he was searching for while ‘searching for God’ and the vague feeling of separation was acutely present. With the blessings of his Guru, he had powerful, direct experiences of how God indeed appears and how God operates through us, but our heavily conditioned mind full of expectations and concepts fails to see the miracles.
Did you know why Aristotle used to conduct his famous lectures in a park, away from the upper class courtyards? What makes gardens so intellectually stimulating? In this fascinating article, Damon Young sheds light on a mysterious fusion of two fundamental philosophical principles: humanity and nature.
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