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When I was young, one of the most important members of our family was Nipper. He was a medium-sized dog with amazingly intelligent eyes, a golden coat, and a combination of the best traits of numerous breeds. He was a faithful playmate, protector, and coconspirator during my daily adventures. Many people remember a beloved four-legged…

When Lord Krishna played the role of a boy chela in the Avanti ashram of Guru Sandipani, He formed an intimate friendship with His fellow disciple Sudama, a Brahmin boy so impoverished that his clothing was in tatters, and so free of material attachment that he paid no attention. He was affectionately known as Kuchela,…

Wisdom is the power of the soul to know truth. By thinking with the rational mind, we will not be able to comprehend truth. It is through the heart that we perceive and understand the deepest truths. As we get in touch with the heart, calm feeling will inspire our thoughts and behavior to right…

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Yoga Fest in Portland, Oregon and Streamed Live

June 21 — 24

Yoga is a bridge from the challenges of our times to the positive possibilities of the future. Encompassing every aspect of life, the practical principles of yoga offer tangible solutions to our most pressing problems. Join us for a series of inspiring classes, guided meditations, yoga, vegetarian food, devotional music, spiritual community, and special keynote speakers.

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A Bank Robber Who Learnt to Move On

by Nayaswami Jaya in the Times of India

The modern fad is to spend and spend and spend to the limits of our ability, and beyond. Several centuries ago, the great preacher and evangelist John Wesley (1703-1791) set a radically different example. Although Wesley was born in humble circumstances, he became so well known that his income eventually exceeded 1400 pounds per year — in…

How Toddlers Teach Us

Excerpted from The Four Stages of Yoga by Nischala Cryer

by Nischala Cryer

The road to the nursery school follows a steep ridge at the western boundary of the village. At the top of that hill, a panoramic view is favored by sunset watchers. In the evenings, star watchers come here to observe the heavens as we spin through space. The interconnectedness of our little lives can be…

My mother used to tell me, “the dumbest question is the one not asked.” I’m finally starting to take her advice! So I have some questions: Who am I? What is my life’s purpose? What is it all for? Have you ever asked yourself these kind of questions? At Ananda during our “Festival of Light” we say: Thank you, Swami Kriyananda, for writing the “Festival of Light” because it expresses the wordless anguish of my heart. Of course, we want ...

Question from Nikku: Whenever I mediate my concentration goes to ajna chakra ...after that there is black ... I can sit like that…

Question from Sai Charu bala: Dear madam, I got married few months back, I felt it was with gurus blessings. But I feel unhappy and…

If patriotic selfishness goes against international well-being, it must be sacrificed. Out of the great European conflict* will come the understanding that it is only by love that we can truly co-exist, for God is love, and we are made in God’s image. If we desecrate that image, we are going to suffer. We must…

Question from JC: I started meditating daily 1+ months ago. In the beginning, I could easily enter a state of bliss, lose awareness…

Question from Gayatri: Where do souls go after the death of the physical body?

Being made in God’s image of joy, we were not meant to suffer pain. Pain first appeared in man as a way to warn him of the advent of inharmonious sensations detrimental to the body.  Later, instead of proving itself to be a friend or a guide, pain turned out to be a veritable torturer,…

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June 21, 2018

Vigorously meet your challenges. Don’t dilute your present energy by dwelling at length on past victories.

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