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Being "Real"
December 13, 2016

I watched an interview online recently, and one person in the group described another, who was often critical of others, as being “real.” He meant this as a compliment, meaning the person was honest and spoke what was on his mind, rather than pretending not to notice other people’s faults. He also meant that the…

Jesus Christ: World's Greatest Marketer
March 15, 2016

“‘A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho and fell among thieves…They stripped off his raiment’, the parable continues, ‘and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.’ “Pretty soon a priest came by and seeing the victim said to himself: ‘That’s a shameful thing, the police ought to do something about these outrages.’…

The Birthday Surprise
September 2, 2015

Birthdays have always been a relatively big deal in my family. There was always a party, cake, presents, a fun activity. But this was my first year in college in living away from my parents (although not that far away), and the first year where I spent almost my entire birthday with people who didn’t…

5 Secrets to a Balanced Work Life
May 12, 2015

Someone we work with in the outreach department at Ananda Village has suggested a few times that my husband and I give a program on balancing work and home life, probably because we work together and live together, so naturally we had to find a way to make that work. We haven’t done a program…

10 Meditation Tips from Swami Kriyananda
April 14, 2015

Through this blog, The Yogis Say, I like to take the highest spiritual teachings and deliver them in a way that is easy to understand and use in daily life. Sometimes, though, there’s just no substitute for a real pro. Swami Kriyananda, the founder of Ananda, was the direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of…

5 Secrets to a Harmonious Marriage
March 20, 2015

I feel so grateful to be blessed with such a harmonious marriage. If it were not as harmonious, my life would quickly become unbearable, since my husband and I are together almost 24/7. We have the same job (maintaining this website), and even work in the same office at the same desk. Some might call…

Idealism vs. Realism
March 20, 2015

Driving back from my grandparents house one day with my parents when I was about 10, I noticed a sign for an “Optimists Club.” I questioned my mom about it and she told me it was a program that tries to bring out the best qualities in children through acts of service. We joked about…

What Is Intuition and How to Use It
February 20, 2015

Intuition is the innate ability in everyone to perceive truth directly — not by logic, but by a simple knowing from within. To do this, we must go into a superconscious state of calm feeling (see The 3 Levels of Consciousness for more info.). When we are in the superconscious state, we can effortlessly perceive the…

4 Spiritual Lessons I've Learned from Singing
September 1, 2014

Over the past several months I’ve been taking voice lessons with a man named Ramesha, previously part of a singing group at Ananda Los Angeles and now co-leader of the music ministry at Ananda Village. He also gives voice lessons on Skype. Over the months I have taken lessons with him, there have been a…

An Introduction to the Bhagavad Gita
August 8, 2014

This Self is not born, nor does it perish. Self-existent, it continues its existence forever. It is birthless, eternal, changeless, and ever the same. The Self is not slain when the body dies. —The Bhagavad Gita (2:20) The Bhagavad Gita (the song of God) is an ancient Hindu scripture excerpted from the Mahabharata, the longest…

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