Swami Kriyananda As We Have Known Him

The greatness of a spiritual teacher is only partially revealed by the work of his own hands.

The rest of the story is one he cannot tell for himself. It is the influence of his consciousness on those who come in contact with him — whether for a brief moment, or for a lifetime of spiritual training. This is the story told here.

In this “biography of consciousness,” Swami Kriyananda’s remarkable qualities are revealed with breathtaking clarity — love for God, divinely guided strength, joy in the face of adversity, humor, wisdom, compassion, and unconditional love.

A true teacher, however, does not live to show the world how great he is, but rather to illuminate for others the pathway we all must follow.

Here, in some two hundred stories spanning more than forty years, personal reminiscences and private moments with this beloved teacher become universal life lessons for us all.


My Name is Gratitude

If I were to choose a spiritual name for myself, it would have to be Gratitude. I started drinking in my early teens. Drugs came later, in the ’60s, just before I turned twenty. All my friends drank, and everything that happened after sundown involved drugs and alcohol. So we were more inclined to play…

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