How to Have Success and Happiness


Could you suggest me good books for success in life?

—Laxminarayan, India


Dear Friend,

Since you are writing to us at Ananda I assume the books you refer to are those that reflect what we, at Ananda, try to practice and share: inspired by Paramhansa Yogananda, and our founder, Swami Kriyananda and our experience in fifty years of intentional, spiritual community!

Paramhansa Yogananda wrote a pamphlet that is very popular: Law of Success; Swami Kriyananda wrote several items which are available through Crystal Clarity Publishers (

1. A printed course Material Success through Yoga Principles.

2. Art of Supportive Leadership

3. Money Magnetism: How to Use Money for your Own and Others’ Highest Good

4. Secrets of Success (30 days of principles)

The principle elucidated by Krishna in the Gita — nishkam karma — lies at the heart of true success. Serve without attachment but with joy, concentration, integrity, energy, kindness, generosity, consideration of others, and as an act of devotion and one can never fail to find true success and happiness.

With blessings in divine friendship,
Nayaswami Hriman