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The Oriental Christ – by Paramhansa Yogananda

Jesus Christ was an Oriental. Therefore, his teachings were derived from Oriental environment and heredity. Truth is not a monopoly of the Orient or the Occident. The sunlight, though pure silver, appears to be red or blue when looked upon through red or blue glasses; so, also, does pure, undiluted truth appear to be different when expressed through Oriental or Occidental civilization.

New YouTube Video: The Real Yogananda

Last week we published Abbot George’s latest podcast, The Real Yogananda: 8 Stories of Mischief and Mercy. We have taken that podcast and created a new YouTube video taking the podcast as the audio portion, and adding lots of film and photos of Yogananda to illustrate these eight stories, which we hope you will enjoy.

Seven Signs of Progress in Meditation

In “Journey to Self-Realization”, a collection of talks by Paramhansa Yogananda, at the end of the talk entitled “The True Signs of Progress in Meditation,” he gives the following list of seven indications of progress in meditation:

How to Get Your Prayers Answered

Do you realize that you may have been praying to an unknown God and may not have been getting any response? Every Sunday you get into the church vibration and pray with both earnest and indifferent souls. You feel religious, and you feel afraid of God… Do you like to talk to a deaf, mute person? Do you want to go on appealing or talking to someone who never replies?