The Power of Swami Kriyananda’s Music

Watch how Keshava Betts, who grew up with Swami Kriyananda’s music, shares in a moving and inspiring way how it deeply changed his life, and how one can experience God’s presence and inspiration through these beautiful, deep songs and musical compositions. Find more music at https://ananda.org/music ABOUT SWAMI KRIYANANDA In 1948 at the age of twenty-two, Swami Kriyananda (J. Donald … Read More

Thy Will Be Done – Faith, Acceptance, & Freedom (Ep 37)

Lyrics (by Swami Kriyananda) Thy will, Thy will, thy will be done! All that I am is Thine, all that I am. Nothing of man endures, wonder or scorn. Birth, life and death are one: veils of Thy love. Thy will, Thy will, Thy will alone! All that I’ve done is Thine, all that I’ve done! Introduction (Written by the … Read More

Let This Cup Pass From Me – Touching the Heart of Christ (Ep 36)

Lyrics Lord let this cup pass from me. Let my heart not know so much pain! Must the love Thou bear’st Thy children Ever suffer such disdain? Would that I might reveal Thy greatness! Nevertheless, Thy will be done. Comments “Inspired at the church of the Agony, Gethsemane.” “Sitting silently in this church, I prayed to Christ to bless me … Read More

Jim Brown – God Has a Sense of Humor (Ep. 33)

Lyrics (Swami Kriyananda) (Oh, keep a level head, boys, And preach the lighter news. Don’t disappoint the gentle folk: Our church needs better pews!) Jim Brown was hired to clean the church; All week he kept it fair. That Sunday with his family He came to worship there, That Sunday with his family He came to worship there. “Oh, no, … Read More

Desert Solitude – Wisdom Is the Death of All Suffering (Ep. 32)

Lyrics (Swami Kriyananda) John, renouncing all, Left his home. Wrapped in solitude, Far from men’s ways, Roaming across desert sands, Seeking God’s truth. Long years he spoke only with God, ‘Til, silent of soul, Wisdom did fill the ache of his heart: Then he did see God alone. Narration from “Christ Lives” Oratorio score: “And in those days came John … Read More

The Non-Blues – It’s All in Your Point of View (Ep. 31)

Lyrics (Swami Kriyananda) (Spoken: What’m Ah doin’, hangin’ out in this cellar? It’s like this: Ah’m composin’ a blue! No, it ain’t the blues, ’cause it’s only one— An’ brother, one’s all Ah can do!) Ah’m a-hangin’ Mah haid like Ah oughta— (Spoken parenthetically: How’s this? Have Ah got the hang of it?) Mah chair is a case of gin, … Read More

Peace – Peace Comes From Understanding (Ep. 30)

Lyrics (Swami Kriyananda) Peace gave us the mountains. Peace gave us the sky. Nightly, when starlight enfolds us, Peace is its lullaby. Amen. Amen. Peace gave us the morning. Peace gave us the sun. Bird songs that call us to welcome Day, and fresh labors begun. Amen. Amen. Peace gave us the seasons. Peace gave us the rain— Cool clouds … Read More