A Place Called Ananda, Spiritual Community, Spiritual Growth

The Better Devotees: Cats or Dogs?

Caitlin and I walked to school this morning. Just as I was saying goodbye to her at the classroom door, the teacher’s dog Charlie leapt over the barricade and bounded off enthusiastically down the hill. We all ran after him, adults and kids alike, and finally after 5 minutes found him quite a distance away. The teacher called once more, … Read More



Nayaswami Seva

Question from Manasi: Can love be defined as attention? Thank you!


How Much Did You Love?

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from jeff wells: Asha has talked about near death experiences.I have read some books on the subject.the repeating theme is christ asking, “did you love?” how does one know? I love god the most. I pray gods love flow threw me. I assume my love falls short. any thoughts?


Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God

Nayaswami Devi

Question from Patty: Dear Minister: I’m 43, single mother for 13 years. I’ve always wanted to get marry and have a family. But I didn’t find my soul mate. 2 years ago I had a dream.I felt the way GOD loves me, all I was love,an experience beyond words.This year I started to meditate and realized that I will never find a love … Read More


Broken promises, bad karma, and divine forgivness

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Sudhakaran: Dear individual, Here is my question, which is also a confession. I made a promise to the masters (I feel a special affinity to Mahavatar Babaji) to not commit a certain act. But I could not resist the temptation and went ahead with it. In order to ease my conscience before committing the act, I rationalised to myself that the … Read More