Ananda is a global movement founded in 1968 by Swami Kriyananda. Ananda is based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi, who showed how all can realize God in their daily lives as a tangible, loving reality. Here you can find videos, articles, online books, and online classes on nearly every spiritual subject. We can also answer spiritual questions you may have through our Ask Ananda’s Experts forum.
How to Overcome Addictions
by Paramhansa Yogananda
Man cannot be held responsible for being tempted, for it was Satan who created physical temptations and constantly urges him to transgress morally. Man is responsible, however, for using his reason and will power to conquer his senses and thereby experience the superior happiness of self-control. Read More
- Meditating Instead of Sleeping Could Cause Problems
- I Had a Vision in Meditation — What Does It Mean?
- An Experience of Kundalini Rising
- “The Greatest Sin” — How to Overcome Guilt
- If We Are One with God, How Can We Love Him?
- Death and Cremation: What Are Yogananda's Teachings?
- When the Disciple Is Ready, the Guru Appears
Overcoming Attachments Wins Inner Freedom
by Tyagi Jayadev
Why is non-attachment so essential? You may imagine attachments like a glue: they bind our mind and energy to the outer world, blocking them from turning within. Or, if you prefer another metaphor: visualize attachments like heavy stones which don’t allow the “hot air balloon” of our consciousness to rise. Read More
by Loved and Protected
I always assumed I would have children, probably four, the same as the family I grew up in. My first marriage ended quickly in divorce, and my second marriage didn’t start until my late twenties. My new husband was ambivalent about becoming a father. Read More
What if, during one’s practice of this, or of any other, technique, one is suddenly lifted into a divine state of consciousness? Assuming that it was the technique that induced this state, should one continue his practice, or abandon it to deepen one’s enjoyment of this state of consciousness? Read More
No one, ever, could replace perfectly those whose friendship you enjoy today. Make the most of your present friendships.
A Touch of Light
by Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi
By Nayaswami Devi
January 26, 2015
Nayaswamis Janakidevi and Byasa are in the process of creating a garden in Laurelwood Valley, Oregon dedicated to Paramhansa Yogananda. It will feature secluded areas of inspiring shrines and quiet nooks, as well as lawn areas surrounded by colorful flowers and ornamental plantings. To learn more, visit the Yogananda Gardens website.
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