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This Month's Features

Come back often to find new, valuable and practical articles to help you in your spiritual life. Below the latest blog posts we also list some of our most well received articles.

Wisdom Quote of the Day
Our life experiences are a training film, an exercise in the development of consciousness with the mind as its main instrument. We are to look and learn.
Abbot George Burke

Latest Blog Posts

Virgin Mary seated indian style

The Mystery of the Virgin Mary

Q: What is the Virgin Mary? Is she a saint? An avatar? Divine Mother of some sort? What is the difference between her and the mothers of other avatars? I can only reply to your question according to my own study and my personal experience. So it is all only my opinion. I believe that the Virgin Mary is a

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The Aquarian Gospel for Awakening book cover

“The Aquarian Gospel for Awakening” Now Available as a Paperback or Ebook

★★★★★  “The Aquarian Gospel for Awakening is a quite lengthy work but is never boring or a labor to read. The Abbot takes the verses, makes his comments on them, and expands the teachings exposing new vistas which makes the commentary itself quite an adventure.

“Whether you are familiar with the Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ, or reading for the first time, you will benefit greatly from this book. It has truly been a pleasure to read it.” –Russ Thomas

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Jesus Teaching His Disciples

What Is the Spiritual State to Which Jesus Called His Disciples?

A selection from Abbot George’s Commentary on the Four Gospels It is imperative that we discover the real meaning of that spiritual state to which Jesus called his disciples. The Beloved Disciple John in his epistle speaks of those that overcome the world (I John 5:5-5), and in dictating his experience on Patmos he relayed these words of Jesus in

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seven signs of progress in meditation

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:

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Featured Articles

Jesus in the Forest feature

Yogis Who Saw Jesus

The day our Original Christianity and Original Yoga website was launched we received an irate communication from one of those Western “Hindus” that believe they are more truly Hindu if they hate other religions–especially Christianity–and deny that Jesus ever existed. Here is our answer:

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The Many Advantages of Vegetarianism

You can indeed reap a lot of benefits by being a vegetarian and people have become more aware of the health benefits of being a vegetarian. Animal rights issues is only one of the reasons why people decide to go on a vegetarian diet. People are beginning to care more about the environment. However, the main reason why people go on vegetarian diet is because of health benefits.

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Buddha, Jesus, Swami Sivananda, Sri Ramakrishna

Seeing the One in All

In response to our recent blog posting about the reality of Jesus in the experience of India’s great yogis, we received a most heartening letter from India. I want to share parts of it with you and my reflections on it for I feel it presents the most authentic perspective on these matters.

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angry tiger

7 Steps to Misuse Your Power of Thought

Thought is power–magnetic power, particularly. That is, thought can draw or repel whatever is thought about, depending upon the polarity of the individual mind. Many times we see that people bring to themselves the things they continually think about, but we also see that thinking about something can repel it from the person.

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