What opens the channel through which God’s grace flows into the human heart is, above all, an attitude of giving to the universe, to something larger than one’s little self, to the mystery from which comes all true inspiration. The channel grows more and more open. The giver increasingly finds his fulfillment in the giving, in using what he has, what he is to, in Sri Yukteswar’s words, “render grateful service.”

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Motivation and Boundaries

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from princessp: Since past one year my relationship with my aunt is not too good. I do not live with my parents. I am financially independent. My aunt still keeps troubling me for various silly things. This is hurting me a lot. I lost interest in my studies. I don’t feel motivated at all. Everything is piling up in my heart.This is…

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Meditation, Service, and Cosmic Consciousness

Gurupriya

Question from Tim Beck: Hello I would like to devote my life completely to spiritual practice but I have students that I feel like I must work to pay off. How is it possible for someone to devote themselves completely to spiritual practice when they feel obligated to work? Are there spiritual centers that offer work opportunities?

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Service Is Simply an Attitude

Nayaswami Parvati

Question from Siddharth Patel: What is meant by service to God? What is the need of service? What does God get by Being served?

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Dynamic Service

Joseph Puru Selbie

Question from Som: I occasionally find myself having quite a bit of free time. Apart from meditations, & feeling the presence of God (Both of which I do), is there any other spiritual activity that I might do ?

A Place Called Ananda, Divine Love, Spiritual Growth

Catching the “Bug” of Service

I was working at the publications building at Ananda Village one day in the summer of 1976, when Swami Kriyananda stopped by. He asked for my help with photographing some art for a project he was working on. I followed Swamiji and several members of the publications staff outdoors where the light was better for photography. Swamiji described the pink…