Miracle of Love

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This article is about a spiritual organization. For other uses, see Miracle of Love (disambiguation).

The Miracle of Love is a new religious movement based in Denver, Colorado. Miracle of Love now goes by the name Center For the Golden One.[citation needed] Until 2010 it was headed by two leaders, Kalindi La Gourasana and The Lady, described by the organization as fully realized spiritual masters. The group's stated mission is to break people free from the cycle of birth and death and bring them home to God in this lifetime. The central guidance on how to do this derives from the teachings of Gourasana, a benevolent being.[1]

History[edit]

The Miracle of Love was started in 1987 by David Swanson, his wife Carole Seidman (who took the name Kalindi) and The Lady, and several other persons.[2] This is when the benevolent Being Gourasana is believed to have entered David Swanson's body as "an Incarnation of God manifesting on Earth".[1] After David Swanson's death in 1995, Gourasana is said to have begun speaking through Kalindi.[3] Kalindi died on April 18, 2010[4][5]

A trademark request for "Gourasana Meditation Practice" was filed in 1996 by Church of Exodus in San Diego, California.[6]

A 2009 press release announced that the Miracle of Love Seminar was being offered in a shorter, 5-day format led by Cole Kaplan, a disciple of Kalindi. The release says that the seminar was first offered in San Diego, California, in 1991, and that over 5,000 people had participated since then at locations in the U.S., Europe, South America, and Australia.[7]

Philosophy[edit]

The Miracle of Love teaches that this material plane of existence is one of duality, with inevitable pain, suffering, and death, to which we are locked by our attachments, and these attachments cause us to be reborn in a cycle of reincarnation.[1]

The Miracle of Love teaches that people can break free of this cycle and achieve full union with God in this lifetime by surrendering the ego and separate will to God, following the guidance of the leaders, giving in service, and using the special assistance provided by Lord Gourasana in the Gourasana Meditation Practice to break material and conceptual attachments.[8][full citation needed]

The Miracle of Love has been described by the Pacific Sun newspaper as having aspects of a large group awareness training (LGAT) group.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Lord Gourasana (1996). Breaking the cycle of birth & death (3rd ed.). San Diego, CA: Miracle of Love. ISBN 978-0-9651626-0-9. 
  2. ^ "Who is Gourasana?". Retrieved 2010-04-05. 
  3. ^ a b KRAMER, JILL (March 17, 2006). "Miracle of Love". Pacific Sun (San Rafael, California). 
  4. ^ "Obituaries & Memorials". Denver Post. April 23, 2010. p. B.9. 
  5. ^ "Kalindi La Gourasana Obituary in Denver Post". 
  6. ^ "Trademark #75138502". United States Patent and Trademark Office. Retrieved March 1, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Miracle of Love® Launches Powerful New 5-Day Seminar Format" (Press release). PRWeb. March 23, 2009. 
  8. ^ The Gourasana Meditation Practice by Gourasana (1995)

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