Spiritual Community, Spiritual Growth, Thank You, God

How to Get Lasting Happiness

This world comes with a guarantee — it will never give us lasting happiness. The lasting happiness we seek is the indwelling spirit within each one of us. Cultivating a devotional and expansive spirit is key to having a rich spiritual life. Serving and living for others is the right way to live if we want our lives to work. Swami Kriyananda … Read More

Spiritual Community, Spiritual Growth, Thank You, God

What Should We Do When Life is Hard?

We have so much to be thankful for. We are living in a golden time, rich with Master’s grace and blessings — a time when we can really make great gains in our quest for God. We all know the state of the economy.  It’s not always easy to give with the obligation of our current financial responsibilities.  Give anyway.  God knows … Read More

Spiritual Community, Spiritual Growth, Thank You, God

What is the Secret of Happiness?

Last year, Swami Kriyananda was asked the question: What is the secret of happiness? “The most important secret of happiness is self-offering to God. When you can offer yourself to God, and claim nothing for yourself, you find you’re always happy. Happiness is when the joy of God can sing though you. That happiness comes from giving your life to … Read More

Spiritual Community, Spiritual Growth, Thank You, God

God Will Take Care of Us

Dear Friend, From a fellow tither: “I have been looking for jobs since November but couldn’t I find anything. Three weeks ago, I donated half of my first unemployment benefit check to Ananda. Two weeks later, I got the first temporary job since November, ‘Thank you, Master.’” She just got a permanent job. Developing faith that God will take care … Read More

Spiritual Community, Spiritual Growth, Thank You, God

How Can I Have More Faith in God?

Dear Friend, This past summer, Swami Kriyananda videotaped the answers to hundred’s of spiritual questions. One question asked was, “how can I have more faith in God?” Swami gave a beautiful answer that I have paraphrased below: “Strive towards this attitude: whether I’m poor or in the lap of abundance and prosperity, I am irrevocably Yours, God. If you have … Read More