The Moksha Day of Swami Kriyananda

April 21

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We were sitting with two dear friends at a retreat house in the foothills of the Himalayas, where we take a yearly seclusion. One of them asked me if I felt a special power here and if my meditations were any deeper. I told her that for me personally, this is one of the two…

“Greater can no love be than this: From a life of infinite joy and freedom in God Willingly to embrace limitation, pain, and death For the salvation of mankind. Such, ever, has been the sacrifice Of the great masters for the world.” Such is the divine gift to mankind of Christ, of our Masters, of…

“You don’t have to try” played on the speakers as I sat in the dentist’s chair recently. Although in all fairness the song was about not trying to be someone else, it concerned me to hear those words. Because “You don’t have to try” was the repeated refrain of the song, it seemed to me that these words would be the ones to stick in the mind of the listener and possibly exert a negative influence. I thought to myself how important it is to try — even to try very hard.

Happy Earth Day!

In honor of Earth Day on April 22, we’d like to share this book on organic farming by Haanel Cassidy, who moved to Ananda Village in 1969 and passed away in 1980. He had learned biodynamic agriculture in part from Dr. Ehrenfried Pfeiffer, a disciple of Rudolph Steiner.

Nayaswami Ananta, current director of the Ananda Village farm, said of Haanel, “When I came to Ananda, I realized that Haanel was the
foremost expert on biodynamic agriculture in the world.”

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In the late 1990s, we had a lovely conversation with Catherine Kairavi, who for many years served as director of fundraising activities of Ananda Sangha worldwide. Q: Non‑profit businesses are proliferating nowadays, and donations may continue to provide an important part of the funding for cooperative communities in the future. Can you share your thoughts…

Whispers from Eternity

In Yogananda’s beautiful poem "When I Am Only a Dream", he says: When you are able no longer to talk to me, Read my Whispers from Eternity. Eternally through that I will talk to you.

There are many kinds of people in the world — good and evil, restless and meditative, ignorant and wise, happy and sad. Tell the evil person to be good, and the restless person to be meditative, and they will make you feel that they do not want to follow your instructions, or that they cannot…

Question from Linas: Because of my physical conditions now I can not sit and meditate in that position. Are there any other ways…

Question from Edward: When I do meditate I yawn a lot and feel tired. Am I over exerting myself?

Question from Rush: Hi, I was just reading Indian news of the horrific rape/murder of an 8 year old Muslim girl. It seems…

Question from A0: Is blind faith a good or a bad thing? Is it better to be sceptical or should you believe everything…

Question from Preksha: How to not let empathy make you excessively concerned about others? Deeply thankful for the last answer. There is this…

Daily Inspiration
April 21, 2018

If someone speaks against you, say to him, “Thank you. Only a friend would try to improve me at the cost of his inner peace.”

Be the Change You Want to See in the World

“I pledge to meditate daily, to open my heart and to radiate peace and harmony to all the world.”
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Crystal Hermitage at Ananda Village is one of 14 Gorgeous Gardens in the West according to by AAA. Read Article

The Union, a newspaper for the Grass Valley and Nevada City area, recently posted two articles about Springtime at Ananda, an annual event at Ananda Village where thousands of tulips bloom at the Crystal Hermitage.

In bloom: Springtime at Ananda: Tulips at Crystal Hermitage Gardens

Just up Highway 49, situated between Tahoe National Forest and the middle fork of the Yuba River, lies the Crystal Hermitage Gardens. Read More

Springtime at Ananda, 17,000 tulips on display

The sun is shining and the tulips are blooming at Ananda Village on the San Juan Ridge, which means it's that time of year again for volunteers to open the doors of the Crystal Hermitage to the public to take in the peaceful views and take part in the yearly tradition. Read More

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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