Convince yourself that you have the ability to do a certain thing, and you will have the ability.

A.K Mozumdar


Akhoy Kumar Mozumdar, more commonly known as A.K. Mozumdar, was an Indian lecturer and writer of the New Thought Movement in the United States during the first half of 20th-century. He was born in a small village in India and was the son of an attorney. The Mozumdars were a well-established, high caste family. Mozumdar’s mother was very devout and seemed to foresee her youngest child’s career as a spiritual teacher when she named him Akhoy Kumar, meaning “Son of God.” Mozumdar exhibited a deep knowledge of God – and taught what he called, the “Cosmic Creative Principle.” After leaving his family home, he spent time traveling throughout India, then traveled to Bethlehem in search of enlightenment about Christianity. He spent several years in China and Japan, but later realized that his destiny was to teach in America.

Mozumdar had come to America at the mandate of his own renowned Guru, the Master Arumda, with whom he had studied since the age of eight. After 25 years Arumda had informed his devoted disciple that his real dharma was to serve the ‘Great Plan’ in America. In 1913 Mozumdar became the first Indian-born person to earn U.S. citizenship. In 1918, Akhoy Kumar began his own career as a spiritual counselor, lecturer, and writer. A. K. Mozumdar was also the founder of the first known magazine to combine Christianity and faith; Christian Yoga Magazine out of Spokane, Washington.

A.K. Mozumdar had many devoted students and friends during his lifetime. His talks were practical, direct and realistic. Mozumdar’s teachings about the connection between the mind and the body is gaining renewed interest today as researchers in the medical field are probing those links as well. Mozumdar was very close to several leaders in the International New Thought Alliance and Reverend Ernest Holmes, an American spiritual writer, teacher and founder of a Spiritual movement known as Religious Science, ad author of “Science of Mind” was a close friend and admirer.

A.K. Mozumdar’s Universal Message was that God is within you, inseparable from you. “We are forever united with God,” he wrote, “and can never be separated…. If man can live his life today in harmony and peace with all, he will automatically reach the goal of Perfect Realization. This message does not lay special emphasis on the attainment of the Absolute Goal of Realization, but on living today’s life by creating higher qualities regarding oneself and all with whom one associates.”


    • Key to the New Messianic World Message (1934) 
    • Christ Speaketh (1935) 

Quotes by A.K. Mozumdar

“We always create a thing or a condition by the imagination. Anything that needs to be created, or is created is not real and self-existent. It does not exist in the absolute sense. Because a thing which has a beginning must have an end. A created thing has its beginning, therefore it cannot be permanent and real.” — A.K. Mozumdar – The Life And The Way (1911)

“In your mad rush after things you forget that that which is yours by your divine right no one cat take away from you. Your very trust and peaceful attitude bring your mind in tune with Nature’s scheme of life, and you receive that which belong to you by law of correspondence. ” — A.K. Mozumdar – The Mystery Of The Kingdom (1919)

“ Any idea that gets hold of your mind will grow and exert a certain influence over your mind and body. If you are skeptical, give your mind a reason for the acceptance of a certain belief, and it will accept that belief. ” — A.K. Mozumdar – The Commanding Life (1933)

“Any condition that you believe or mentally accept with regard to your body, and that you continue to entertain, becomes a reality to you, and brings about a certain change in your body.” — A.K. Mozumdar – The Commanding Life (1933)

“What is the difference between imagination and reality? The difference is this–one is the means and the other is the end. Your imagination becomes a reality to your consciousness. That which you become conscious of, comes to exist to you.” — A.K. Mozumdar – The Triumphant Spirit (1943)

“Whatever you imagine God as doing for your life, the same He does through your mental acceptance and belief. That which you imagine with a positive assurance becomes a reality to you and governs and regulates your life. ” — A.K. Mozumdar – The Triumphant Spirit (1943)

“In treating or helping others, vision the positive picture of them. Remember that your mental attitude of picture of others in transmitted to them whenn they are receptive.” — A.K. Mozumdar – Today And Tomorrow (1945)

“ God is the greatest Architect in this universe. Look at the vast cosmos; what wonderful architecture this is! Billions of suns and trillions of planets and satellites are all moving in orderly precision. Do not tell me that they are accidental chemical products and that they are moving by their own chemically generated power, yet making no mistakes. And that the orderly intelligence behind them is rerely a superposition and that the monkey-like man in this infinite realm of creation is the only intelligent entity. And that his mathematics and calculations can determine everything. Such an idea can only be entertained by a colossal egotist. ” — A.K. Mozumdar – Today And Tomorrow (1945)

“Convince yourself that you have the ability to do a certain thing, and you will have the ability.” – A.K. Mozumdar


  • The Universal Message – A.K Mozumdar
  • Shrine of A Forgotten Prince – Newspaper Article from 1981
  • Lessons On Master Wisdom – Unpublished Correspondence Course from 1920
  • Lessons On Master Wisdom – 2nd Series – Unpublished Correspondence Course from 1927
  • Quotes by A.K Mozumdar
  • The Christian Yoga Society [correction, Christian Yoga Association]

Gathered by Michelle A. Thielen, July 7, 2024