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Concentration: Key to Communion With God| How-to-Live Talk With Meditation

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January 21, 2023

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Self-Realization Fellowship monk Brother Ishtananda shares insights from Yogananda on the importance of cultivating — an essential skill for our active everyday lives as well as for .

Yogananda said, “When the attention is freed from distractions, it may be directed to focus with concentrated power on problems of business, family, or other matters; or upon God.”

In this talk with a period of , recorded on April 24, 2022 at the SRF San Diego Temple in San Diego, California, Brother Ishtananda explains how, by applying the scientific approach of yoga for learning how to concentrate, each of us can experience in and truly discover the Divine presence within.

Brother Ishtananda also emphasizes the importance of cultivating love on the spiritual path — love for others and for an aspect of the Divine closest to our hearts — which we can practice in connection with .

Yogananda’s personal instruction in the comprehensive science of meditation and the art of balanced spiritual living can be found in his Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons, a home-study course. To learn more and enroll: https://srflessons.org

In his talk, Brother Ishtananda refers to God Talks With Arjuna: The Bhagavad Gita, Paramahansa Yogananda’s translation and commentary on India’s sacred scripture of Yoga, available at https://bookstore.yogananda-srf.org/product/god-talks-with-arjuna-the-bhagavad-gita-ebook/

He also refers to the talk “How You Can Approach God” in The Divine Romance, a collection of Paramahansa Yogananda’s talks and essays, available at https://bookstore.yogananda-srf.org/product/the-divine-romance-2/; and Whispers from Eternity, a collection of Paramahansa Yogananda’s inspired mystical prayers, available at https://bookstore.yogananda-srf.org/product/whispers-from-eternity-ebook/

To view more talks from this series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCqADxk3PzvgapvuKmZMZzL8eloisokH6

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