Swami always advised that we should wait for the right time to say things that may be difficult for someone to hear, even for years if the time is not right yet. This can be a real help in creating the harmonious relationships that we seek.
From a Satsang with Ananda India: Swami always said, “People are more important than things”. This is a good foundation for creating harmonious relationships.
When others criticize us, it’s easy to react and retaliate–this is how the tangled web of karma is woven! Instead of creating more karma for ourselves, we can work on not reacting. When one feels criticism from others, instead calmly look inside to see if there is any truth to the criticism and work to change oneself. And if not–to … Read More
The ANANDA MUSIC ORAL HISTORY VIDEOS capture the essence of living and sharing the music of Ananda. Listen to longtime devotee musicians share their stories and remembrances of spiritual lessons learned from working on the songs and chants of Swami Kriyananda and Paramhansa Yogananda. Nayaswami Nirmala Schuppe came to Ananda Village in 1975, and immediately fell in love with harmonium … Read More
We will never be happy until we serve something larger than our little selves! Unless we can give our hearts to something bigger than our own little lives, we will never expand our consciousness to realize our oneness with “all that is.”
Join us in these 20 minutes of coming together to strengthen light in the world — with a brief talk and meditation followed by group affirmation and visualization for world blessing. Affirmation: “God’s light is within me and around me. With the sword of faith in my hand, with the love of God in my heart, I am a warrior of light. … Read More
Working with Swami Kriyananda was always an adventure, and minor miracles were in abundance, if one took the time to appreciate them. In this video, Nirmala tells the story of one amazing recording session ~ the results of which are still possible to enjoy today!
Why be tossed about like a leaf in a storm? If we can achieve calmness within, we create a foundation of peace that helps us to see clearly, and act as an instrument of positive change in this world. The carping spirit blinds us to the beauties all around us ~ the harmonies of nature, and the hand of God … Read More
The more we can open ourselves to whatever it is that God is asking of us, the more we will see that even the difficulties of life resolve themselves into joy! Our self-offering is never in vain. God gives back to us a hundredfold whatever we offer to Him.