We have often collected the sayings of the wise here at Atma Jyoti Ashram, so that we can benefit from their frequent study. Here are a few quotes about renunciation from Holy Mother, Sri Ramakrishna and Mahendranath Gupta (“M”). Holy Mother Sarada Devi: Whether a man calls on God or
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An article by Paramhansa Yogananda from the October 1939 Inner Culture Magazine Intuition is that directly perceiving faculty of the soul which at once knows the truth about anything. Unless you have the power of intuition, you cannot possibly know Truth. It is the knowing power of the soul without
From a photo by Tejo Coen. Part 10 in the Commentary on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, by Swami Nirmalananda Giri 27. His designator [vachaka] is ‘Om’ [Pranava]. Usually, vachaka means that which is denoted by speech, in this case meaning that Ishwara is designated by the Pranava–by the sacred syllable OM.