Is God Present Even There, Where There Is Ignorance?

When you are going through challenges, Anandi says, find a ray of light and focus on it. She tells stories about Martin Luther King Jr., Yogananda, and others finding “the light that shineth in darkness.” That light is always present and available to us, even in our darkest trials. The book she mentions by Nayaswami Asha is Loved and Protected, … Read More

Faith Is a Call to Prayer; Prayer Is a Call to Faith

“More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones,” said St. Theresa of Avila. Anandi explains that we don’t always know what we truly need — and what we want isn’t always the best thing for us. She shares stories from the Mahabharata and the life of Helen Keller about how, after everything else has failed us, we have … Read More

Many Are the Pathways to God

Anandi shares clear advice on how to express and expand on your true, Divine inner nature — a nature that is unique for everyone. To be a saint, Swami Kriyananda said, you have to be so clear in your dedication that everyone in the world could say you were wrong, and you would still continue to do what you feel … Read More

Self-Effort, Too, Is Needed

To be healed by God, what is needed? By way of many illustrations and stories, Anandi talks about God’s grace, and the story of the woman who was healed in a crowd by Jesus. She talks about healing — mentioning a story about a lake of sulfuric acid, broadcast online here — and tells stories of overcoming trials from the lives … Read More

Reason vs. Intuition

Yogananda said that through reason, scientists have only discovered one-millionth of the reality of the universe. Anandi wonders out loud of that number isn’t over-estimating things in favor of the scientists. With anecdotes and insights, Anandi investigates the differences between reason and intuition, the principles that help intuition operate, and how intuition is necessary to relate to a master — … Read More

Is God Present Even There, Where There Is Ignorance?

Beginning with the unusual life-after-death story of Howard Storm, Anandi talks about how it is the light of God that is behind all creation, and how it is our most important duty and blessing to live in that light. “Whatever comes, good or bad, all will be turned to good if you see God and refuse to acknowledge the power … Read More