Devotion to God— What, Why, and How

Devotion to God— What, Why, and How

When you think of devotion to God, do you imagine many people praying, listening and singing the praises of God in places of worship? Or do you see it as a personal connection with the divine that you seek through prayer, practices and meditation? Both are different...
9 Ways to Practice the Yoga of Devotion

9 Ways to Practice the Yoga of Devotion

Thoughts constantly flowing in love toward the Supreme is devotion. —Swami Chinmayananda The discipline of maintaining a steady stream of love-filled thoughts toward God, the supreme cause of this world is called the yoga of devotion or bhakti yoga. The word, ‘yoga’...
Humility—an Essential Quality for Your Spiritual Path

Humility—an Essential Quality for Your Spiritual Path

Humility is a strange thing. The minute you think you have got it, you have lost it. —Swami Chinmayananda Isn’t it strange that someone can be proud of being humble? True humility is a subtle inner quality that is expressed sincerely and spontaneously with total...
The One Solution for All Your Problems

The One Solution for All Your Problems

Can there be only one solution to all our problems? In spite of how improbable this seems, this is exactly what I learned from some Q&A sessions with Swami Aparajitananda, a wise and pragmatic teacher of Vedanta on YouTube recently. Spiritual seekers posed...
Extraordinary Stories of Healing from Addiction

Extraordinary Stories of Healing from Addiction

After reading my article on divine grace, some people contacted me with their own extraordinary stories of healing and transformation. Here are stories about the power of prayer that helped two people heal from addiction. The first is the story of Vasiliy, a former...
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