Ananda Healing Prayer Ministry Newsletter
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This month I am continuing the article that began our new year: Quickening Human Evolution, by Paramhansa Yogananda. I received good feedback on it – so I am very happy to present you with the second installment.
We very recently launched a Spanish version of the Ananda healing prayer ministry. This web page gives the pertinent information, for those who may be interested in learning more. http://anandaespanol.wordpress.com/la-capilla/
Ananda’s ministry in Latin America has been growing steadily in the last few years, so it is natural to extend the healing prayers in that direction, too. A kriyaban from Colombia just joined us last week, but before we had even announced it! So, it felt like a confirmation from Divine Mother.
This is all just one more step in an ongoing process – that of making this healing prayer ministry available around the world. Luckily, one of my volunteer assistants, Mary Gladding, is fluent in Spanish, and she has been a big help in getting this launched. And I am very actively brushing up on Spanish, myself. There is always room for fresh growth when we are ready and willing to serve God, Christ, Guru.
Thank you all for your service through prayer. It is so deeply appreciated!
Joy to you,
Ananda Healing Prayer Ministry
Making Brain Cells Receptive
BY PARAMHANSA YOGANANDA (East-West, January–February 1929)
It is impossible in this life to read all the Vedas and Bibles, and to follow all the systems given, to be God-like. How are you going to do it? Search within…Everything depends upon the receptivity of your mind, brain cells and spinal column. This body changes every twelve years, and that is why at twelve, twenty-four and thirty-six years we find distinct changes occur. With the change of years and change of body without the obstruction of disease, the mind changes correspondingly. Disease, wrong living, will retard that evolution. In twelve years, your brain develops in such a way that it displays a certain kind of mentality. If it takes twelve years of growth and change of tissues to manifest certain thoughts, how are you going to wait indefinitely to make the brain receptive to all wisdom? You cannot have all wisdom unless your brain is evolved accordingly. So there is a method which the master minds of India have taught, of revolving certain kinds of vital currents around the spine and brain. By twelve times of practicing this method you gain the result of one year’s ordinary physical evolution. That is how many saints quickly get their spiritual knowledge far beyond that of theoretical theologians. Things which they perceive in a second amount to years of ordinary experience. Revolving this current around the spinal column and brain develops their receptivity. Experiences come through the channel of the senses, but the senses don’t give you more than the knowledge of the phenomena or the appearances of the real substance. When by concentration all the fine spinal and brain cells can be turned on to the cosmic source, they become highly magnetized. Your body is made up of 27,000,000,000,000 cells. Every cell is like an intelligent being. You are not alone—you have to educate each cell in order to know all the things that are going on in the world. You never trained those cells. That is why you are all the time full of melancholia and of passing fancies and suffering from lack of understanding.
In twenty minutes of this spinal practice, you can attain the result of one solar year’s living on earth, so that in a year of such practices you get the result of many years of evolution. Jesus Christ did not go to college, and not one of all the scientists of the world knows of God and nature’s laws as he knew. Whenever you want to know something don’t start with data—go and retire and concentrate. When the mind is receptive, then bring the data; start the business or mental solution. Don’t be filled with discouragement and say it cannot be done. The world starts with books and outside methods—you should start with increasing the receptivity of your intuition—in you lies the infinite seat of all knowledge. Calmness, concentration, condensation of experiences by intuitional perception, will make you master of all knowledge. Don’t do anything in a haphazard way—do everything with full attention, but don’t do too many things. Pick up the more important things and do them with all your heart. Don’t swallow useless things. Potentially, all knowledge is within you. Why should you walk in dead men’s shoes? Don’t let yourself act like an intellectual victrola. Everyone represents infinite power and should manifest this in everything. Whenever you want to produce something, do not depend upon the outside source. Go deep and seek the infinite source. All methods of business success, inventions, vibrations of music and inspirational thoughts and writings are recorded in the office of God. First find out what you want, ask the divine aid to direct you to right action, whereby your want will be fulfilled; then retire within yourself. Act according to the inner direction you receive; you will find what you want. When the mind is calm, how quickly, how smoothly, how beautifully will you perceive everything. Success in everything will come to pass in a short time, for cosmic power can be proved by the application of the right law. Last of all, don’t concentrate without, don’t do things in a haphazard way. Start everything from within, no matter what it is, writing or anything else. Seek guidance within. The scientific man would accomplish more if he concentrates on increasing the receptive quality of his brain cells, instead of just depending on books and college work for his progress. Some say that our brain cells at birth come already saturated with fixed habits and, therefore, cannot be remolded. This is false. Since God made us in His image, we cannot have limitation, if we probe deeply enough within ourselves.
Man Superior to Heredity
Even in the feeble-minded, God’s power shines as much as in the greatest man. The sun shines equally on the charcoal and the diamond, but it is the charcoal which is responsible for not reflecting the sunlight like the diamond. All congenital limitations come through man’s own transgressions of a law sometime in the past. And what has been done can be undone. If the brain cells of a feeble-minded man are scrubbed with the searchlight of concentration thrown within, he will display the eclipsed intelligence the same as the intelligent man.
The last great scientific method is to magnetize and to send the current around the brain and spinal column, and thereby secure one year’s health by twenty minutes of this practice. In connection with mentality, when you have cleansed the brain cells, when the divine magnetism touches them, every cell becomes a vibrant brain, and you will find within yourself a myriad of awakened brains ready to grasp all knowledge.
With the awakened brains, myriad mentalities will awake and all things will be apprehended by you. You will study the vast book of Nature and Truth with twenty-seven thousand billion awakened and spiritualized microscopic brains and mentalities. Why be satisfied in half-educating a small part of your brain only?
Where are you seeking my friends? Prayers have been asked, but God has not answered. But with the awakened brain cells from intelligent beings whom you have kept uneducated, vibrant with the joy of God, all knowledge can be had in this life; Eternity realized now; AWAKE!
BY PARAMHANSA YOGANANDA (East-West, January–February 1929)