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
In these next letters, Swami Kriyananda expounds on the evolution of a religion and how the truth becomes muddled as time passes. Eventually, it is up to the devotee to seek the truth apart from the fluff; and even the dogmatic practices often actually have great beginnings and deeper meaning.
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
When we are absorbed in adoration of the Divine we do not need to discipline our minds to resist delusion. Deep devotion draws us into a living state of true wisdom, for we see at last where our happiness lies: in divine fulfillment, not outer pleasure. This wisdom sanctifies man, making him pure, whole, and holy again. Purified of infatuation … Read More
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
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
In these noble verses, Krishna delivers some of the most hopeful truths to the spiritual aspirant, the “supreme encouragement” as Swami Kriyananda calls it. Even the worst of sinners, Krishna promises, by steadfast attunement to the grace of God, arrives quickly at the divine goal. In this episode, Asha discusses the nature and nuances of karma and desire, the nature … Read More
Insights and Commentaries: Education–Education in US: Schools promotes atheism. Children need to be taught values. They relate spiritualism to sectarianism. Spiritualism is separate from mere beliefs. They believe understanding is of the mind and not the heart. Music is important part of any child’s education by feeling their reality for music not only reflects states of consciousness but also creates … Read More