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I am writing this from the Island of Kauai, the northernmost island of the Hawaiian chain. It’s certainly one of the most beautiful places on earth, set like a gemstone in an aqua sea. Its hills, valleys, swaying plants, and even its people have been shaped by centuries of rain, sun, and wind. It’s as…

Hold to the great calmness you feel during and after this practice. Cling to that peace as long as possible.

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…

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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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This week my husband and I did our annual budget. With two kids and barely-above-the-poverty-line salaries, this might be a terrifying experience, but for us it is not. For us, our budget is a tangible experience of the Divine; an ongoing testament to the truth that, “a consciousness of abundance, attracts abundance,” as Swami Kriyananda…

Meditation: Full? or Empty?

by Nayaswami Hriman

The Joy of Seclusion

by Dharmadevi Romano

“What do you do for fun?” This question was posed to me by a friend during his visit to Los Angeles. I found myself grasping for an answer to not seem totally boring, “Well… we go to the movies sometimes, umm… and we play tennis every now and then…” I was at a loss. I hadn’t stopped long enough to think about what I did for fun but now that it had been brought to my attention, it was getting me down.

I began to think: Is it really fun to go to the movies? There isn’t much out that I enjoy watching anymore. I usually end up getting a tummy ache when we go out to eat. I like walking but is that really considered fun? The more I thought about it, the more I realized something was wrong and I didn’t know what the remedy was.

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…

Question from sreeni: Hello Swami, Recently during meditation I used to hear some soothing music, in addition to that pulling & tingling sensation…

Question from Tanzing: Namaste. From past 10 days or so, my heart starts beating very fast when I work in office. I thought…

Question from Anu: I am a 38 year old single woman with childlike personality but I am responsible and work with dedication.A senior…

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…

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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