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Aloha! We’re currently relaxing on Kauai, one of the beautiful Hawaiian Islands, on a two-week vacation that was gifted to us by many friends from Ananda. One hears “Aloha” everywhere here, because it’s a word with multiple meanings: “hello,” “good-bye,” “love,” “compassion,” and “welcome.” It’s considered one of the most sacred and powerful of all…

Paramhansa Yogananda came to the West to show us how we can attain the state of yoga-union with God. He taught that our true home is not the mud of this earth, but the light of heaven. He described earth as that which is finite, fleeting, temporary, and giving pseudo-happiness, and heaven as that which…

Resolve, this coming year, to appreciate the value of time. For how is it possible to solve all the mysteries of the Soul in one short life span unless we make the most of each year? Very few know how much can be accomplished when each day is used wisely and economically. Without realizing the value of immortal time, which God has given us, whole lifetimes may ebb away before we wake up.


Coming this Summer: Touch of Joy

by Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi are the Spiritual Directors of Ananda Worldwide and Nayaswami Jyotish is the Spiritual Successor to Swami Kriyananda, the founder of Ananda.

This summer they will be publishing the second volume of their weekly letters, called A Touch of Joy. In the meantime, you can subscribe to their weekly letters or read their first volume, Touch of Light.

The authors were fortunate to have Kriyananda’s training and friendship. They know from experience that these teachings can improve all aspects of life — health, business, success, creativity, marriage, family, education, and spiritual development.

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Friend, Late in December Ananda’s Living Wisdom School let out for Christmas vacation. The magic of Christ-love was everywhere: colorful lights in windows, on trees; warm fires indoors; a growing sense of universal family. The next day would be the annual eight-hour meditation, all of us gathered in honor of the tradition started by our…

The Power of Positive People

by Narayan Romano

The Gift of Giving

by Keshava Betts

Question from Rajesh B Unni: Dear Sir, My wife passed away on 1st Feb, 2017. She was only 38. We have being together for 19…

Question from G.H.: I am in the process of reconstructing my life so that I am less distracted and can put more time…

Question from Mihir Shidore: My name is Mihir M. Shidore. I am doing my masters in Engineering in Germany since last 4 months. I…

Question from Richard: For just over a year I have been experiencing high anxiety for no reason at all what so ever. (…

Question from sreeni: Hello Swami, Good day. Today during my morning meditation, I heard a strong 'OM' sound with heavy vibration in my…

Question from Jeniffer: Dear friends, after praying intensly to gurudeva for a job, I got this new job but is so challenging: I…

We are part of a great tide of loving, joyful energy that wants to give and give as long as people are happy to receive it.

—Swami Kriyananda

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