Interview with Goswami Kriyananda Part 3

As an extremely young child, living in a very depressed, poor area; I didn’t seem to suffer because I was lost in my curiosity of the world. And everywhere I looked, people were telling me by their words and actions, the anguish, pain, suffering, death, dying, disease, all of this and I found it very difficult to accept the Christian concept that God is good or the God concept that God is good when there is all this suffering going on.

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Interview with Goswami Kriyananda Part 2

You have to let it go. Let go of that, let go of those negative emotions, breathe deeper, and hold in the mind the opposite thought which is love, loving kindness, patience, understanding. And trying, on a second level, to peer deeper into the meaning of life past just the 70 or 80 years that most of us have.

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Treasures of the Temple Episode I

Every day there’s something new. Boxes and boxes full of paper after paper, folder after folder, key after random key. Sorting through the Temple is no easy task. At times, it feels like an insurmountable problem. This place has decades of history and with it comes decades of saved material. I can see why at first glance, it might all look like piles of junk.

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Interview Series with Goswami Kriyananda Part 1

think that in the early part of my childhood and the earlier part of my search, I think what gave meaning was finding reliable answers that indicated the world wasn’t ruled by a mad God, I guess is the best way to say it. That problems were made by religious leaders: priests, rabbis, swamis, pastors, that sort of thing, gurus, let’s get them all in there. They really were out more to manipulate people that to help people stand on their own two feet. As I began through my own individual search to find answers and meaning, I think that gave meaning to my life. To search for the answers gave meaning.

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“Think the Thought”

Once upon a yogi time, a man saw Simha—the lion—and said, “Oh what a specimen, what a beautiful creature. We shall cage and lock him up, so we can look at him whenever and wherever we wish. We can even charge a dollar and make money because other people would like to see such a beautiful creature.”

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Dawn Yager & Finding the Edge

“Most of my teachings come in the form of suffering.” Her voice is bright and cheery when she states this,  making me do a double take. It’s almost as if she is giving people a chance to walk out while they still can, no one does, so she laughs and continues, “It’s a fun time!.”

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THE POWER OF A BLUE CHAIR

There is power in a blue dining chair. Specifically a 1950’s diner style turquoise chair that happens to fit perfectly with the formica table I found for $30 at a local Salvation Army sale.

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Jim Chase