The Art of Money Management

Nayaswami Dharmarajan

Question from Aruna: I want to create a budget that allows for comfortable, yet modest living, and have money aside for savings, retirement, tithing, etc, but wanted to know if there were any lessons offered by Master or Ananda teachers on how to manage money in our very money-centered world.

Material and Spiritual Success

Question from Anonymous: I would like to know if meditation and concentration is about controlling the mind and directing it toward God or other things and is the world made of “mind stuff”. Can we also use these techniques to acquire materials needs as well as grow spiritually? Jai Guru

Duty to Family and Duty to God

Ananda Sangha Worldwide

Question from Raju: In my life I faced rejection from my work field. So I did not have a good job for long time. I could not earn much. At the age of 40 I felt rejection and stopped looking jobs because of fear of loosing. Now I am doing some internet things and making a life. As in India I could not…


Non-Vegetarian Career

Nayaswami Dharmarajan

Question from Manohar.R: Pls Clear my confusion, I have attended Level 1 & 2, class at pune, For few months now, i have been a partner in a chicken processing business, but as spiritual seeker i want to be a vegetarian, Is it ok to continue that business with friends, i want to use all the earnings from that, for a charity, or…


Reconciling professional and spiritual lives

Tyagi Shanti, M.D.

Question from amit: Swami ji always tell us to have an attitude of acceptance in life and at the same time he stresses to avoid acts that take us deeper into delusion. In that light I am confused sometimes to take a decision while accepting any assignment.I am a doctor by profession and a member of Ananda for last about 3 years. and…


Difficult career choice

Nayaswami Devarshi

Question from Nirmal: I have an important decision to make regarding my line of medical research. I am torn between the options to pursue a career in either Molecular Neuroscience or Reproduction, as both equally fascinate me. However, I want to know which course is more “dharmic” because both involve sensitive ethical issues. For instance, Repro involves playing with human life: stem cells,…


Loyalty in the workplace

Nayaswami Pranaba

Question from Dm.: Many companies value loyalty and long tenure in the employees. How does this correspond to Babaji’s statement to Lahiri Mahasaya “Work is for man, not man for work”? Not acting against your company’s interest is reasonable, but how about leaving for a better place? Thank you!