It is important to understand that living and working in the world is not, as such, a hindrance to spiritual growth. Indeed, much of our growth can come through our work (“service-karma yoga”). In the big picture of karma and “kriya” (that which frees our souls), it almost does not matter what kind of work we do as much as the attitude with which we conduct our service and karma yoga.

To learn more, read How to Be a Sucess by Paramhansa Yogananda.


My Spirituality vs. My Career

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from Aishwarya: Hi. I’d please like to know how one on the spiritual path should approach career ambitions. Also I’ve been practising Hong Sau for about five months although not everyday. Even when I really want to meditate something does prevent it. Lately I’ve been feeling the urge to cry for no reason. Could this be because I miss meditation and energization…


A Job Search, a Karmic Block, and a Call to Action

Nayaswami Parvati

Question from rajesh: I am well qualified yet i am not able to sustain myself financially. What is the reason? Is it some karmic drawback? I also live under constant fear, anxiety, and tension. How do I overcome them?


What Is the Best Career to Follow?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from anvita: How do I figure out what I want in life ? My parents always tell me that to succeed in the world follow your passion but I dont know what is it that I want. Whenever I try something new I get bored by it. I cannot decide which career I should take and I am feeling very hopeless now…