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Good Reads

“It does not seem right that the Heavenly Father should allow so much misery in the world,” a student remarked.  Paramhansaji replied:

“No cruelty exists in God’s plan, because in His eyes there is no good or evil – only pictures of light and shadows.  The Lord intended us to view the dualistic scenes of life as He does Himself – the ever joyous Witness of a stupendous cosmic drama…”

– Sayings of Paramhansa Yogananda


“Our bodies don’t discriminate between sensory images in the mind and what we call reality.  Although images don’t have the same impact on the body that real events do, they elicit the same essential quality of experience in the body.”

– Bellruth Naparstek, Staying Well With Guided Imagery


“The French soldiers continually apologized for the deplorable conditions we were forced to live under, which made me laugh.  Compared to where we’d come from, were living a life of total comfort…We slept outside but I welcomed it.  Even though I often woke up covered in dirt and twigs and aching from lying on rocks and stones, I loved falling asleep staring at the stars – it was like seeing the face of God at the end of the day.”

– Immaculee Ilibagiza, Left to Tell