Episode 27: What Is True Self-Sufficiency

Swami Kriyananda

Self-sufficiency is very important, but it doesn’t mean that you need to live alone. Having the support of others is very strengthening.

Questions include:

  • In this age, there’s a lot of talk about being self-sufficient — to get away from all the political drama, the economic crisis — could you talk a little bit about self-sufficiency?
  • It seems like your own energy is extremely important to what you experience?
  • Is material self-sufficiency a pre-requisite for spiritual self-sufficiency?
  • Can one develop self-sufficiency spiritually?
  • When we have a supportive environment around us, are we dependent on that environment?

Ask Me About Truth

Swami Kriyananda answers questions about truth and many spiritual subjects, as he learned about them directly from Paramhansa Yogananda. (These talks were recorded in 2012, before Swami Kriyananda's passing.)