Inner Renunciation & Joy, Essence of the Bhagavad Gita, Class 56, Verses 5:3-5:10

Inner renuncation, though it at first may require an effort of self-discipline, grows into effortless absorption. As Swami Kriyananda said, renunciation is to kick aside limitation and embrace Infinity. The route towards this final goal is paved by the practices of yoga, service, devotion, and wisdom. Right pracices of yoga techniques help us to develop deeper subtle awareness, which hand-in-hand … Read More

Seek Counsel From People You Trust – The Ananda Way of Life #29

When contemplating entering into a marriage it can often be an area where judgement gets clouded, so it is helpful to have friends with wisdom that you trust. For anyone, but particularly for those living in community, the harmony between two people is important to everyone involved. Asking for advice from someone with an objective loving response can get us … Read More

Spiritual Study ~ The Ananda Way of Life #26

Member’s reading material should exclude anything grossly sensual or violent, and should focus on the spiritual. Even in spiritual material, the Ananda Member should focus primarily (especially for their first year) on the works of Paramhansa Yogananda, Swami Kriyananda, and other channels of this ray of grace. Information can’t change your consciousness, vibration does. Books contain vibration, and can aid … Read More

What is God’s Plot? ~ In Divine Friendship Class 47

What is the divine plot? What is God’s plan in creating the world? If the truth is one and universal then why do devotees see and percieve them differently. In these next letters, Swami Kriyananda discusses these important spiritual questions and invites the reader to think more deeply how a teaching applies to themselves rather than dogmatically and blindly following … Read More

The Art of Leadership ~ In Divine Friendship, Class 44

Letters regarding Leadership: How to be a good leader-No position or role is more important than any other in the sight of God. It’s an honor to serve as a leader so one should strive for excellence. Swami Kriyananda led by enthusiasm. A leader’s media is other’s energy. How to delegate: Make others and what they do part of your … Read More

Moving Toward Soul Freedom: Working Out Your Karma

With Nayaswami Maria, Asha and Ananta, applying the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda. Recorded Tuesday June 30th, 2020 during Spiritual Renewal Week at Ananda Village. Celebrating 100 years of Paramhansa Yogananda and his life-changing teachings. For many years, Spiritual Renewal Week has been a transforming event for truth-seekers from around the world to be inspired by the life and teachings of … Read More