Meditation, Spiritual Growth

Self-Offering: The Doorway to Freedom

The entire spiritual path consists of offering up the ego to God for purification, and of receiving His grace (kripa) in return. Only thus can one eventually attain oneness with God. – Swami Kriyananda In the Indian tradition, yagya is an outward fire ceremony but on a deeper level, yagya is a practice of self-offering to God; offering our actions, … Read More

Divine Love, Spiritual Growth, Spiritual Life

Why Do We Celebrate Christmas?

What is the reason for the season? Nayaswami Ananta: We celebrate Christmas really based on two factors. Of course, the Old Testament leads us toward Christmas with the promise of the Messiah, and all throughout the Old Testament this comes to Christmas. The winter solstice is right around Christmas. I have heard that the date of Christmas was moved or … Read More