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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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Recently, while Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi visited Los Angeles, I had a powerful and humbling dream. Many times my dreams give me a hint (or in this case a knockout punch) as to what effort I need to be putting out for my spiritual growth. The dream setting was a beautiful temple during a Kriya Yoga Initiation. Narayan and I had the honor of serving as blessers during the ceremony, along with Jyotish and Devi. Narayan was there, Jyotish and ...

One time I lamented to Swami Kriyananda that I couldn’t see light in meditation. I felt like I was a lackluster meditator. He told me, “It’s good to see the light. But if you don’t, concentrate on that aspect of God that you do experience.” This was a helpful answer for me at the time as I was struggling then (as I am still now!) with restlessness in my meditation. How do we battle restlessness in meditation? A few years ...

About eight years ago at Ananda Village Swami Kriyananda dedicated a piece of land (called Sunset Ridge) for a temple site. I was part of the group. Right after Swamiji dug up a ceremonial piece of earth, we looked up to the sun and noticed something spectacular. I’d never seen it before (or since). It was a full circle rainbow around the circumference of the sun. I had forgotten this experience until Nayaswami Jyotish shared during Swami Kriyananda’s birthday celebration ...

Having spent the last week at Ananda Village for the Kriyaban retreat, I got an infection! But it’s not the kind you think. It’s the infectious ease of joy. The divine friendships, beautiful environment, inspirational talks, uplifting music, and deep kriya meditations have transmitted a touch of joy upon my soul. I hope to transmit it to you too! Why did God create our world and the universe? It’s a question that has puzzled many for millenia. The traditional answer ...

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,…

Question from Tanush: Where should we meditate in the summer?(Master said that meditate in silence )During summer we get to hear the sound…

Question from Thangarajumuthiah: What is the circumstances in which the incoming and outgoing breath breath of a sadhaha stops copmpletely while pursuing/practising Hang-sau…

Question from Aran: Is there more than 1 earth,and do they have different yugas going on,do we born at different places on different…

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June 18, 2018

When troubles beset you, seek both their cause and their solution in yourself. Never accept for yourself the victim’s role.

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