Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday 4-15-79 – Yogananda said that Easter, the resurrection, is any uplifting or beneficial change. It’s not merely coming again to materialize in a new human body. We can be resurrected right now.”

Today is the first day of the rest of our lives.

When obstacles come we need to bring our energy up to receive divine grace and commune with the masters.

When we meet a challenge with more energy we grow stronger in the process, then we can reach a higher level where suffering no longer touches us.

We can take up our cross and follow Christ. The lesson of the cross is the resurrection. Every test that we go through can be a resurrection to a higher level of energy.

We live in a time when we tend to focus on the negative rather than the positive, what went wrong vs. what went right.

Love of God is the most important thing in religion, business and in every aspect of life. God is the answer to any problem. Everything can be resolved in God.

We can only change when we offer ourselves up into the Light.

There are two sides to religion, the outer – such as rituals, and the inner – such as inner communion with God.

Study the saints, those who have manifested the presence of God in their lives. Don’t overlook the most recent representatives, because some of them represent the same truth now, as the saints of more ancient times did.

When we put God first, everything flows in a natural way. Try to be continually inspired spiritually. Even if you do repetitive tasks, do them as if you’ve never done them before, with every new joy.

The second coming of Christ can be known by our own inner experience of His presence.