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  • Class 41: The Right Use of Ego

    Many people use their individual egoic qualities powerfully but not productively, in terms of their ultimate fulfillment. The ego is only a point of view, and we can learn to back out of that perspective into our source of divinity. (Based on Lesson 26.)

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  • Class 40: Creating Opportunities

    The successful person is one who not only looks opportunities to appear in his life, but attracts them with magnetic expectation. (Based on Lesson 25.)

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  • Class 39: How to Choose the Right Line of Work

    If we live in tune with higher principles and put out energy in humble sincerity, there is a force that will carry us to succeed in what we do. Seek work that is expansive, and seek to become skillful and to serve others in whatever work you do. (Based on Lesson 24.)

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  • Class 38: God’s Place in the Business World

    In this lesson, Swami Kriyananda encourages us to develop a concept of God that we can take everywhere. To bring God into the workplace means to have not so much a religious attitude as one of God awareness in all. (Based on Lesson 23.)

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  • Class 37: Dharma versus Adharma

    Where there is dharma (right action), there is an experience of bliss, and in reality, bliss is the lasting success we seek. How can we react to life’s circumstances in the highest possible way? By flowing with them. (Based on Lesson 22.)

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  • Class 36 : The Stages of Human Evolution (Part 2)

    Each stage of human evolution — sudra, vaisya, kshatriya, and brahmin — can be characterized by attitudes we have toward life, how we seek to solve problems, and how we seek bliss. Although we may express characteristics of all of the stages, we live mostly in only one of them. (Based on Lesson 21.)

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  • Class 35: The Stages of Human Evolution (Part 1)

    Sooner or later, lasting success in the material world comes down to how well we relate to others. One can learn from both the good and bad qualities of others, keeping in mind that there are stages of evolution in human consciousness. (Based on Lesson 21.)

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  • Class 34: Joy in Business

    Conditions are always neutral, and choosing happiness is an ability that is not subject to one’s situation. (Based on Lesson 20.)

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  • Class 33: Talk Less, Do More

    Talking can simply be a way of sharing vibrations with others, and this is good. However, one must not dissipate energy through mindless chatter. (Based on Lesson 19.)

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  • Class 32: Secrets of Effective Advertising

    Advertising is an opportunity to serve others by providing information they want. Spirituality today requires a joyful recognition of the good things of life — through these, one is drawn toward the joy which lies beyond the material world. (Based on Lesson 18.)

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  • Class 31: The Importance of a Harmonious Environment

    Evaluate whether everything in your environment reflects a harmonious consciousness — for example: the way you dress and the places where you live and work. It takes discipline to manifest harmony. (Based on Lesson 17.)

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  • Class 30: Being a Dharmic Employee

    If one’s ideals do not match those of his or her employer, or the work is not inspiring, the choices are: to look for a new employer, to become self-employed, or to keep the position and do the work with an uplifted consciousness. There is no point in simply waiting for the world to change! (Based on Lesson 16.)

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  • Class 29: Effectiveness as an Employer (Part 2)

    Having the right spirit is more important than hard-driving production-oriented energy, which is not magnetic. It is vital that those that work under a leader share the leader’s ideals and spirit, even if they have different ways of approaching a problem. (Based on Lesson 15.)

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  • Class 28: Effectiveness as an Employer (Part 1)

    A leader can inspire people to join them by projecting uplifting consciousness, Asha says in this talk. The role of leaders in this sense is to give and uplift, without letting their ego block that flow of energy. (Based on Lesson 15.)

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  • Class 27: Working with Others

    When relating to others one must connect with them in a way that is both inspiring to us as the leader and beneficial to them. (Based on Lesson 14.)

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  • Class 26: Keep your feet on the ground (Part 2)

    The true substance of matter is energy. Energy comes from will power and ideas and the root of those is our consciousness. Therefore, in all that we do we need to make sure our consciousness is in tune with higher Truth. (Based on Lesson 13.)

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  • Class 25: Keep your feet on the ground (Part 1)

    Asha discusses the importance of “the process” in attaining the goal. It is good to have ambitious goals, she says, but it is also necessary to know the steps one has to take to get where one wants to be. (Based on Lesson 13.)

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  • Class 24: Choosing the Right Compromises

    Compromise in itself is not bad, Asha says, because not all kinds of compromise require that we neglect our ideals. Indeed, compromise is inherent to the way we must relate in this world. (Based on Lesson 12.)

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  • Class 23: The True Nature of Money

    Spirituality and spiritual communities will thrive in a period of world economic unrest, Asha says. Swami Kriyananda’s advice on investing money involves choosing wisely by understanding the true nature of money and the delusions that come with seeking wealth. (Based on Lesson 11.)

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  • Class 22: Investing Wisely

    The planet is unbalanced by greed and we should expect a correction in the form of economic difficulties. Loss of greed will lead to gain in spirituality. Investment is not only about where we place our money but also about where our time and energy are spent. (Based on Lesson 11.)

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