How Should We Meet Our Tests?

“Spiritual tests are of the ego; the soul is steeped in joy.” Mantradevi shares the mechanics of how tests work and how we can best overcome them. She shares stories also of Somnath and Sarita Ghosh (link to their talk), the great nephew and niece-in-law of Paramhansa Yogananda who stayed at her home at Ananda Village for two weeks not … Read More

We Are Children of the Light

Nayaswami Mantradevi shares stories from travels to India, where she experienced the quality of stillness, essential for deepening spiritual progress. She also shares stories of time with Derek Bell, a famous Irish harpist, whom she considered a “hidden saint.” Despite his course outward appearance and manner, he was full of joy and of love for God.