May 8, 2013
Dedicated to the Memory of Nayaswami Kriyananda
May 19, 1926 – April 21, 2013
Precious last email from Swamiji
April 23, 2013
This email from Swamiji, received the night before his passing, was written to a professional young woman in India seeking guidance about joining Ananda, and how she should best serve. He gave her some general advice, such as seeking guidance from the people in charge, either in Ananda India or at Ananda Village, depending on where she wanted to move, and leaving that choice for her to make.
Then she said, “Swamiji wrote a very special paragraph which I feel every devotee so inclined MUST read, and I would love to share it with them, as I feel it is so universal, and such a powerful message.”
…Please don’t worry about having a well-defined “job description” up front. Life at Ananda isn’t a matter of the job one has, but of living for God. Offer all your talents, your training, and your love to the Guru. Serve selflessly wherever and however you are asked. Practice japa and God remembrance. The details of “where” and “what” will work out for the best when you’ve put first things first.
In Master’s love,
May these prayers from Whispers from Eternity, by Paramhansa Yogananda, bless and uplift you now, and during any times of personal loss. (Available at CrystalClarity.com ):
Demand for the Opening of the Spiritual Eye, the Eastern Star of Wisdom
Bless me, Father, that I may behold the Eastern star of wisdom. May it gleam before my human eyes, alike in daylight and in gloom. My eyes were long blinded by the tinsel-glitter of material things. Always seeing such things outwardly, I saw not the Spirit within their bosom. I looked at the mustard-seed of matter but spied not the oil of Spirit hidden within it. The third eye of my wisdom is now being opened. Keep it, Thou, always open. Let that single eye of realization lead me to behold, through all the veils of matter, the infinite presence of Christ, everywhere. Bless me, that the sacred, wise thoughts in me, following this star of knowledge, meet the Christ in everything.
Keep My Spiritual Eye Open Forever
O Spiritual Eye, once opened, always remain open before me, that I may avoid the pitfalls in the path of life and take the highway which leads to Thy palace of peace. Show me the solution of all my problems.
Love to you all,
Ananda Healing Prayer Ministry
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Mary is the director of the Ananda Sangha Worldwide Healing Prayer Ministry, and author of Finding God in Your Family, available free online.