"Love is the greatest motivating force in the world....The more you pray to God that you might experience that divine love and that you might give it to others, the more you will gradually feel within you the awakening of that love. There is nothing else like it! The joy of that blissful divine love is the balm for all the ills of mankind."- Sri Daya Mata
Sri Daya Mata is the foremost living disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda. One of the first women in modern history to be appointed head of a worldwide religious movement, she has served as president of Self-Realization Fellowship since 1955. In this first anthology of her collected talks, she addresses the need felt by so many today to bring greater simplicity, spiritual balance, and harmony into their lives. Her wise and loving counsel embraces topics of common, daily concern—problems in the workplace, difficult family situations, emotional ups and downs.
Illustrated with stories of the personal guidance Daya Mata herself received during her many years with Paramahansa Yogananda, these informal talks help us to see more clearly how we can change undesirable habits, make the most of our strengths, and develop the soul qualities within us, so that our lives become beautiful expressions of God's love.
- The View of the Wise Toward Life's Experiences
- A Time for Prayer, A Time for Surrender
- How to Change Others
- Why Should We Seek God?
- Understanding One Another
- The Secret of Forgiving
- Is Meditation on God Compatible With Modern Life?
"Sri Daya Mata personifies love and compassion and the other timeless values of Indian culture....Her speeches are not dry academic dissertations on abstract theological principles, but intensely personal hymns testifying to her ecstatic vision of the Creator." - N.A. Palkhivala, former Ambassador of India to the United States