(Extract from a Guru Poornima satsang from the 1980s) Let us make the best of this opportunity to realize God. Repeating the names of God with the tongue while having other thoughts in the mind will not help you in …

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This month we celebrate Krishna Jayanti, Lord Krishna’s birthday. Here is a short story told by Swamiji about the relationship between Lord Krishna as the guru and his disciple, Arjuna… “Lord Krishna taught Sanatana Dharma to Arjuna in a beautiful …

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(Interview with Chitrangani:) Q: Could you tell us something about when the first cowshed was built in the Ashram and why? A: When the first Indian hostel children came to stay in the Ashram, I think it was around 1990, …

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Guru Poornima is a day to remember the saints, sages, avatars and spiritual masters who guide us on the spiritual path. It is a day to think deeply of our Guru and his teachings and to decide to follow them. …

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You ask so many questions. Questions lead to more questions. There will never be an end to your questions. I don’t like to talk too much. I don’t like to give your minds too much work because I want your …

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A memory power exists in the body and mind. Memories, thoughts, ideas, impressions and emotions are all connected with the brain and, therefore, with the mind.  Normally, you are not fully aware of your feelings and they will constantly swing …

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by an Ashram resident Spirituality is like an ocean in subtle form and swimming in it may lead us to experience pure divine love. If we truly open our hearts with a sincere intention to feel this love within – …

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by Shiva Sundari (Premananda Youth, The Netherlands) Shiva Sundari, together with Aniruddhan, coordinated the Mahashivaratri livestreamed programme that broadcast for almost 12 hours and interconnected devotees from around the world with an international programme. In the article below she shares …

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Swamiji, is it we who keep ourselves away from God or is it God who is keeping us at a distance? What is the obstacle or hindrance that prevents us from getting closer to God? You are always with God …

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Before I tell you how we celebrated Mahashivaratri this year, I have to give you the context. Our Premananda Centre in Grenoble is in a state of upheaval – our coordinators Dhanalakshmi and Kasturirangan recently sold their house and the …

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