Nayaswami Hriman and his wife, Nayaswami Padma, are Spiritual directors of Ananda Washington State. Prior to this, Hriman served as financial director at Ananda Village while Padma helped publish Swami Kriyananda’s books.
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Dear Tina, I feel deeply for your questions and anguish. Paramhansa Yogananda said that each culture (and by extension each religion) has its own “misery-making karma.” Hindus have their repressive caste system, for example. (Yogananda explained that the origins of ... Read More
Dear Utkarsh, Did not Mahatma Gandhi do precisely that: renounce material goals and yet serve the nation? These two goals are not mutually exclusive. Did not Rama and Krishna and countless others do both: they renounced all outward things yet ... Read More
Dear Friend, The now-classic text, The Art and Science of Raja Yoga, was written so as to prepare a student for the subtler technique of kriya yoga. Yet the text does not have all of the preparatory techniques that Paramhansa ... Read More
Dear Friend, There is certainly a difference between not having an interest in a given activity and being unwilling to do it when the opportunity or obligation to do so arises. Since you used the example of dancing and partying, ... Read More