Spiritual Light for These Challenging Times

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Confronted by the turmoil and uncertainty in today’s world, many people are seeking understanding and direction for themselves and their families.

In the wisdom-teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, we find guidance and support to see us through any crisis. This resource page presents inspiration and encouragement, drawn from the words of Paramahansaji and his disciples, from which you can draw immediate use and comfort. We hope you will find herein a renewed faith in the eternal love and protection of God—and in your own God-given power to walk this earth as His immortal child, with strength, understanding, and compassion for all.

Inspiration From Paramahansaji to Put Into Practice

Though we may seem divided by race, creed, color, class, and political prejudices, still, as children of the one God we are able in our souls to feel brotherhood and world unity....In our hearts we can all learn to be free from hate and selfishness. Let us pray for harmony among the nations, that they march hand in hand through the gate of a fair new civilization.

Paramahansa Yogananda

An affirmation to practice: “I relax and cast aside all mental burdens, allowing God to express through me His perfect love, peace, and wisdom.”

A simple practice for overcoming fear: Fear comes from the heart. If ever you feel overcome by dread of some illness or accident, you should inhale and exhale deeply, slowly, and rhythmically several times, relaxing with each exhalation. This helps the circulation to become normal. If your heart is truly quiet you cannot feel fear at all.”

Read a message from SRF/YSS President Brother Chidananda

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Counsel and Encouragement From Sri Daya Mata and Sri Mrinalini Mata

“There is Hope”: A Spiritual Perspective on the World Situation

“Guidance and Encouragement for the Years Ahead,” by Sri Daya Mata

Counsel from Sri Mrinalini Mata

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More resources from SRF

Recommended books and recordings

Online Inspirational Talk

Prayers and Affirmations

Guided Meditations

Online Group Meditations

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