Sri Chaitanya’s Prayer

Chant the name of the Lord and His glory unceasingly
That the mirror of the heart may be wiped clean
And quenched that mighty forest fire,
Worldly lust, raging furiously within.

Chaitanya’s Prayer: A Perfect Primer – Part I

By Br. Shankara Chaitanya’s Prayer, as interpreted by Swami Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood, is recited every morning in the temples, convents and monasteries of the Vedanta Society of Southern California, at Ridgely, and in other Vedanta centers in the U.S…. The Prayer calls forth the heart’s bliss, instructs the mind in how to overcome obstacles, and, in the voice of the spiritually awakening heart and mind, speaks lovingly and directly to the Divine within.

Vedantists Meet in Albuquerque

By Sister Gayatriprana and John Schlenck Participants came from New York, California, New Mexico and Utah, and together we looked at a range of topics and ideas. Many of us got new insights and fresh ideas to move forward the work of what we call Integral Vedanta…

Review:Interpreting Ramakrishna: Kali’s Child Revisited

By Swami Tyagananda and Pravrajika Vrajaprana Foreword by Huston Smith Delhi, Motilal Banarsidass, 2010. Hardback, 410 pages, with appendix, notes, bibliography, and index. Rs. 995. Review by William Page When Jeffrey J. Kripal published Kali’s Child: The Mystical and...

Review: A Spiral Life

Spiritual confessions—personal accounts of spiritual struggle—have a long history, going back to the Confessions of St. Augustine. If the apostle Paul had been reticent about discussing what he cryptically called his “thorn in the flesh,” Augustine, by contrast, wrote…

Introduced to Swami Vivekananda

By Swami Yogeshananda It was 1943 when I came upon a writing of Swami Vivekananda. We were four men encamped in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, out on a small plain enticingly called Poison Flat, when Joe Brown came by on horseback with the mules and our food and supplies for the coming week.

“Cross Country” Friend Is an Inspiration

By Joanne Kilgour Dowdy At 98, Mrs. Clementine Rigby (Clemmie) is energetic, sociable, wise, and faithful. She inspires a strong sense of confidence in a person like me who is looking for companionship with those who wish to follow a spiritual path.

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