On the path of Self-realization we talk about devotion, personal and impersonal; moderation; simplicity; company with like minded people; receptivity to guidance.
“Magnetism is the law” that bestows or withdraws success. A pattern of repeated actions creates a magnetism that draws to us success or failure. To “defeat our stars” we must “seek ye first” so that added unto us are the things we need. Faith in God; selfless action; devotion; prayer and meditation are the pillars around which right attitude and … Read More
Hriman’s insightful and thought-provoking talk on Self reliance ranges from the tenor of the times to family reunions to the Tower of Babel to Benjamin Franklin; to name just a few!
What does it mean to worship? What is the right way to worship? Nayaswami Hriman celebrates the birthday of Ananda’s founder Swami Kriyananda and also helps us find out with some humor and thoughtfulness how to understand the best way to worship is to seek it within ourselves.
Say YES to Life! “If you want something done, ask a busy person!” This cliché illustrates the basic principle that energy begets energy. To paraphrase the words of Jesus Christ: “To those who have, more will be given; to those without, that which they have will be taken.” Whether emotionally stressed or stressed with duties, just SAY YES TO LIFE … Read More
Transcendence Every night in sleep we leave the world behind us. We leave behind also our self-definitions, duties, worries and desires. Sleep is necessary to our physical and mental well-being, but its benefit is limited and doesn’t touch our soul, our spirit. Paramhansa Yogananda is oft quoted saying “Seclusion is the price of greatness.” Few people can or will take … Read More
Nayaswami Hriman shares whether in bondage to addiction or by another country or race of people, we naturally want to be free. But what can we learn from the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection? Is suffering the measure of our spirituality? To be victorious is related not to the consequences of our efforts but to the faith and even-mindedness … Read More
The message of Easter for humanity is tied to Spring: the promise of healing, renewal, and resurrection of hope. As day follows night, we are reminded that no matter how dark is the night, the day will surely follow. But there’s more than that: the message of crucifixion for everyone regardless of religion or no religion is the importance of … Read More
Nayaswami Hriman shares Paramhansa Yogananda’s “Worry-fast!” with an affirmation and a prayer.
Published in March of 1930, Paramhansa Yogananda encourages us to be acquire initiative. But why? What does this have to do with our spiritual evolution? Perhaps as God is the Creator and we the children of God, we, too, can co-create. But why? Should we not be humble servants of God? Hmmmmm. With Nayaswami Hriman from Ananda Washington