Loss of Faith

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from AA: Hello i am wondering what should you do if you feel like you are starting to lose faith ?

A Place Called Ananda, Divine Love, Meditation, Spiritual Growth

Did Yogananda Water Down Kriya Yoga?

It’s not uncommon to hear people make the claim that Paramhansa Yogananda diluted the Kriya technique, or that he changed it for Westerners. Sometimes it’s done through a conscious intent to deceive and promote one’s own Kriya teacher, sometimes out of ignorance. Either way it’s an unfortunate sign that the world of Kriya Yoga is not free from narrow sectarianism.…


Kriya Yoga and Advaita Vedanta

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from ajay dange: Sir, How is Kriya Yoga related with Advaita Vedanta? What is relation between Kriya Yoga and other yogas like Raja, Gyana, and Bhakti Yoga? Can any one of them lead us to Self-realization, or we must practice them all?

Being with a Dying Loved One – as a Kriya Yogi

Ananda Sangha Worldwide

Question from Diana: I have been a nurse in both oncology and the ICU for most of my career. I am “comfortable” with death of the body, and have witnessed many. Several were quite significant gifts to me spiritually. My question now, as a kriya yogi, is, what is the “best” way to be with someone who is dying? On what, or where…

A Place Called Ananda, Divine Love, Spiritual Growth

Learning to Love

How can we love? I’m grateful to Swami Kriyananda for helping me deepen my understanding of this essential point of the spiritual path. For years, after I moved to Ananda in 1976, I felt painfully self-conscious at group gatherings. I wanted to fit in, but I didn’t know how. The place where I felt most uncomfortable was at “Swamiji’s” –…


Listening to AUM in meditation

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from MPG: I read somewhere that lahiri mahasaya was attributed to say, “Man’s greatest duty is to hear the AUM sounds.” Why? He often counseled to do more kriya’s for most problems. I’m not concerned about the apparent contradiction. Why did he stress the AUM technique?