Seva was a founding member of Ananda, and lived at Ananda Village and other Ananda colonies from 1968 to 2021, the year of her passing. Her many years of service included taking charge of the fledgling community’s finances and helping to start new Ananda centers on the West Coast of the U.S., in Europe, and in India. Seva was a true pioneer.
Her constant service (which is what “seva” means), good cheer, wise counsel, and humility inspired countless souls. She did not see herself as a teacher, but she did offer spiritual counsel to many, many people.
Unfailingly cheerful and loving under all circumstances, Seva had a deep understanding of the spiritual path, born of a lifetime dedicated to God.
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Dear Adit, The Third Eye or the Christ-Consciousness Center is the positive pole for enlightenment, for divine awakening. It is the natural place of concentration. Paramhansa Yogananda teaches us to focus our attention there in a relaxed manner. Since our
Dear Jack, This is a common dilemma we all have, but you can get calm and feel the joy of meditation. To start with you must know that even with restlessness in meditation where it seems nothing is happening, you
Dear Roopa, Many blessings to you. This is a difficult situation for you, and you bring up a subject that many people face. Fear is a negative emotion that blocks our ability to see things clearly, objectively. It blocks our
Dear Vaibhav, An excellent question as finding a guru is very difficult. Swami Kriyananda, who is a direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda, often said that we need to have at least one physical touch with the guru. He would qualify
Dear Rajat, I’m sorry for not answering sooner. The practice of visualizations can be very important as they take the mind away from the thoughts that it generates and focuses the mind on what you want it to think. If