Sharing the Teachings with Family


I and my father sometimes ask questions to each other regarding spirituality. Now that I'm reading many things in Ananda website which Guruji had taught, I try to explain these things to my parents, so that they can be relieved of some tension and be pure in mind. When I was young, my mother told me to read a chart based upon Sri Krishna's teachings in BG. But now they somewhat discourage me for trying to follow this path! So am I doing the right thing by telling them things Guruji taught?

—Truth seeker, India


Dear Truth seeker,

It’s natural to want to share the treasures of spiritual awakening experienced on this path as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda and Swami Kriyananda with our family, parents, friends and colleagues. It is appropriate to do so if other souls are receptive to hearing what you have to say.

Otherwise, it’s best to keep the treasures in the sanctuary of your heart and let them overflow in your life through the peace, harmony, joy and love you feel inside after meditating and communing with God.

This is perhaps an even better way to share the teachings as often times people will ask, “What are you doing? I want to be like you!”

In Divine Friendship!