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Happiness is Within – The Himalayan Musk Deer

By Paramhansa Yogananda Musk is a kind of valuable, extremely fragrant salve found in the navel of the musk deer, a habitant of the highest Himalayan Hills of India. At a certain age, the ravishing odor of musk secretly oozes … Continue reading

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Concentration – The Elephant and the Wooden Stick

In India, the mahoot (elephant trainer), trains the elephant from babyhood to hold a ‘baton’ (a wooden stick) in it’s trunk to keep it from picking up fruits from the marketplace stalls, as it passes through the market. Similarly: to … Continue reading

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Karma Doesn’t Have to Take Forever

Recently, I had a beautiful experience with the power of the inner Self during a course called How to Be Happy All the Time. One of the guests came to Ananda to escape the pain of a separation and divorce … Continue reading

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