Message from Brother Padmananda

April 3, 2023

Dear friends of San Diego Temple,

Our blessed Guru saw Easter as a time to resurrect our consciousness from old habits of thinking and behaving that keep us bound to the delusion that we are mortals. It’s the Light of God that can baptize us and resurrect us. Guruji gives us the following technique to help us bring that Light into our consciousness. When we follow the instructions of a Master and repeat his words, as in this technique, we can invoke that Light which has the power to transform us. The Easter season would be a great time to practice this, again and again, until we feel ourselves transformed by this Light.

Have a very blessed Easter.

In divine friendship,
Bro. Padmananda

First, meditate upon the thought, “I and my Father are one,” trying to feel a great peace, and then a great joy in your heart. When that joy comes, say, “Father, Thou art with me. I command Thy power within me to cauterize my brain cells of wrong habits and past seed tendencies.” The power of God in meditation will do it. Rid yourself of the limiting consciousness that you are a man or a woman; know that you are the child of God. Then mentally affirm and pray to God: “I command my brain cells to change, to destroy the grooves of bad habits that have made a puppet out of me. Lord, burn them up in Thy divine light.” And when you will practice the Self-Realization techniques of meditation, especially Kriya Yoga, you will actually see that light of God baptizing you. (Divine Romance — What Is Fate?)