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People frequently ask us, “Why have you followed the spiritual path for your whole life?” There are many answers to that question, but a big one is: “It brings me inner freedom.” By this I mean, freedom to change negative patterns that have kept me in their clutches; freedom to respond with calmness and kindness…

A soul who is guided by cosmic wisdom knows that he came to this earth principally for the divine plan, through the medium of his own past actions.

One of the easiest and most powerful ways to refine your bundle of self-definitions is to make sure to use positive, not negative words. If you are watchful, you can always find a way to substitute positive terminology for negative.


Coming Up: Spiritual Renewal Week 2016

August 7 – 14

Spiritual Renewal Week is much more than classes: it is 7 days of spiritual transformation. You’ll find wisdom, humor, down-to-earth practicality, and clear solutions for your own life. You can attend online by watching our live broadcast of the events, or you can attend in person by booking a stay at The Expanding Light Retreat at Ananda Village.

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A hen turkey has arrived just outside my window where the bird feeders hang, five tiny poults clustering around her long red legs. They are so recently hatched that they don’t yet know to scratch and peck for food. The mother rakes the ground with talons the size of her babies. The most adventurous of…

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Thy Healing Presence

by Kathy Varie


For some of you who may not know, I began an intensive Energization practice back in the beginning of May. I got the idea in April when I was required to work intensely long hours on a movie set, sometimes as long as 29 hours.

Question from Prashanth: I have been meditating regularly over the past 10 years. Of late I have a problem where once I finish…

Question from Jala: I have been practising meditation since 2010. But for the past 1.5 years I have troubles in doing meditation due…

Question from Autumn: Thank you for taking questions. It has been a really tough 6 months. I have had several near death experiences…

Question from Phalguni Dave: Aum Sri Sai Ram, Please advise and help. I am not trying to focus on my midbrow slightly above and…

Question from Sorna Sundaram: I got stuck in a loop of having bad habits that resulted in a pile of regrets. I read motivational…

Question from Kailash: Hello divine yogis! There is a meditation centre nearby which practices a different meditation technique compared to what Master has…

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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