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Attachment binds one to things in the way that unripe fruit clings to its branch, even when buffeted by high winds.
Be like a ripe fruit, which instantly drops when it is brushed by a mere breeze. At the slightest hint of adversity, remember God, and release your grasp on the tree-branch of delusion.
From Living Wisely, Living Well by Swami Kriyananda
When My Dream’s Dream is Done — The Blessing of a Friend’s Passing
by Kalidas Hansen
I have seen death in this life only from a distance in the way of great grandparents, family friends, bygone pets, and jaded celebrities. But what a powerful and enlightening experience it can be when the soul is one who we’ve walked with, talked with and meditated with. Read More…
by Mary Kretzmann
This is our first Christmas at Ananda since the passing of Swami Kriyananda. Many precious memories flood my mind of his Christmas music, and of him leading the all day meditations each year. In honor of his memory, I share below his 1991 talk on the Christmas Mystery. Read More…
On every level of mental activity, it is concentration that is the key to success. What is not generally known is that a concentrated mind succeeds not only because it can solve problems with greater dispatch, but also because problems have a way of somehow vanishing before its focused energies, without even requiring to be solved.
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