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Fifty Years

by Nayaswami Jyotish

Today is the fourth anniversary of Swami Kriyananda’s leaving his body. Ananda Worldwide celebrates this occasion with what we call “Moksha Day,” a day dedicated to Self-realization, or spiritual freedom. We start the day with a six-hour meditation at the Moksha Mandir, where Swami Kriyananda’s body is enshrined. This is an especially beautiful time of…

The waves of many cultures are rolling toward our shores. Many countries and many cultures have already shown that they have something to teach us. Among these, the genius of India, particularly, offers insights into human values and consciousness which presently concern the very future of our civilization.

Each year in March we celebrate the mahasamadhis of two great masters, Paramhansa Yogananda and Sri Yukteswar. Mahasamadhi means “great samadhi” — it is the conscious, willful, final exit of a master from the physical body. Scripture states that the anniversary of a mahasamadhi is a very auspicious time and consequently a great opportunity to…

Be the Change

Meditate for Peace and Harmony

“Be the change you want to see in the world,” is a paraphrase of Mahatma Gandhi. He is saying that we do not need to wait for the circumstances of the world to change; its starts with us. The great soul of Gandhi calls on us all. Ananda invites you to Be the Change, to join a movement of people changing the world by changing themselves first, through meditation.

Courage to Battle Indifference

by Dharmadevi Romano

I walked out of Master’s Market at Ananda Village on a summer day in 1978, wondering how I could make the money to buy a new camera. Digging in my jeans pocket, I found thirty-four cents – the extent of my net worth. We lived simple lives, free of electricity and indoor plumbing, just kerosene…

Creativity Arise!

by Dharmadevi Romano

Question from PVss: Are spiritual gurus like babaji helping mankind in reducing corruption.What role they play in such cases? So many people are…

Question from Feo: Did Yogananda say what the name of Jesus’s sisters were? 2. Did Yogananda say who the guru of Jesus was?

Question from Vivek: Why my brother highly religious simple pious died in road accident Why his good deeds can’t save him why a…

Question from Rob Redeker: Dear Swami, I am reading The Path ("het Pad" in Dutch) by swami Kriyananda. In the Path Kriyananda mentions fasting.…

Question from Mihir Shidore: I started my masters in technology(may be under influence of society and people around) in Germany 6 months ago. But…

Question from kesava: I am trying to be always receptive to divine mother’s grace but some unwanted desires such as anger greed desire…

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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