Is There Best Way To Worship?

In order to look for “the best,” you must make comparisons, judging one thing superior and all others inferior. People who say, “Only my religion is the best,” create dreadful divisions in the world.

Meditation, Success

Training the Mind to Concentrate

If you can concentrate more deeply, your meditations will be more fulfilling and their depth and length will automatically begin to increase.

Spiritualizing Daily Life

Getting Things Done: The Right Priorities

We don’t get upset when we keep our consciousness aligned with the Divine. The divine energy flows through us and automatically uplifts our consciousness and everything goes right.

Health and Healing

Increase the Love

Love is the light that drives out all darkness in relationships between people. If you have any problem with another person, it’s because the love between you has diminished.

Health and Healing, Success

Become an “Ego Detective!”

The first duty of every soul is to release the hold of ego consciousness, whether one is a renunciate, a householder, or living for God in some other way.

Paramhansa Yogananda, Spiritual Development

Catching the Gita Wave

There are certain times when a big wave comes along and if we catch it, it will carry us a long way spiritually.

Swami Kriyananda

Faith Is My Armor: The Life of Swami Kriyananda (Excerpts)

During their time together at Twenty-Nine Palms, Paramhansa Yogananda gave much personal instruction to his disciple, young Donald Walters, regarding Donald’s own future, and also the future directions of the work.

Swami Kriyananda

The Writing of Faith Is My Armor

In the spring of 2004, Swamiji called and said that with the work starting to grow in India, a short biography of his life was very much needed.

Health and Healing, Spiritualizing Daily Life

Are You Out of Balance?

Love is one of the most powerful forces in the universe. The power of attraction holds families together and keeps the planets in their orbits.

Spiritual Development, Success

Your Strength Is Not Your Own

Real spiritual growth begins when we start to look toward the source of our power.

Health and Healing, Spiritualizing Daily Life

Take Responsibility for Your Health

A diminished flow of life-force is the root cause of disease. If we wait until we’re sick and then address only the symptoms, we will be caught up in a pernicious cycle of disease.

Spiritual Development

Christ’s Resurrection: Its Meaning for Us

One of the most dramatic stories in the Bible is Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem and his arrest, crucifixion, and subsequent resurrection. There are many lessons in it.

Spiritualizing Daily Life

Attuning to the Will of God

Each of us has countless opportunities to do God’s will, but it’s not always easy to know what it is or to follow it if it goes against our desires.

Spiritualizing Daily Life

The Way of Ananda Sanghis

Yogananda said that the most useless prayer is to pray for immortality. Why pray for something you already have?

Spiritualizing Daily Life

Dealing with Fear

Fear is a pernicious problem that shuts down our life-force, and starts a negative cycle that becomes self-reinforcing. Fortunately, there are ways to reverse this cycle.

Happiness, Spiritualizing Daily Life

The 5-Minute Experiment

Swami Kriyananda recently challenged Ananda members to practice the presence of God for five minutes a day. It doesn’t sound like much, but this practice has the potential to transform our lives

Health and Healing, Spiritualizing Daily Life

The Miracle of Forgiveness

Why forgive one who wrongs you? Because the desire for vengeance is a karmic cage that imprisons both individuals and cultures into enduring suffering.

Spiritualizing Daily Life

Can We See God?

Most of us, when we try to meditate, have too much restless momentum in the mind and the senses, or we expect to see God with our senses.

Happiness, Spiritualizing Daily Life

How to Bring Joy into Everything You Do

There is a refreshing and inspiring quality of joy in the Indian culture that pops up in everyone from cab drivers to professors.


The Joy of Self-Offering

Self-offering is a natural step for the devotee when our love for God has deepened through the practice of devotion.