Seek Solutions

Nayaswami Padma illustrates the importance of developing the joyful quality of perseverance and to think outside the box in looking for solutions. She shares and comment on an excerpt from Swami Kriyananda’s autobiography “The New Path”.

Divine Hand in Everything

Nayaswami Padma encourages us to develop the ability to see the divine hand in everything, even in the worst situations. As we do this, the challenges lead us towards self-realization. Nayaswami Padma shares and comments on an excerpt from Swami Kriyananda’s autobiography “The New Path”, from the years when he lived with Yogananda.

Rise Again into the Power of Your Soul

Nayaswami Padma recaps the story of “the hunter”, the ego’s bad habits, scheming to entrap the power of the elephant, our soul nature. What can we do about it? Yoganananda talks of “nipping bad habits in the bud”, of cutting off bad habits at their source and rising again into our soul nature. It’s hard, but not impossible. Fortunately we … Read More

Grace

Every single aspect of this creation is a state of grace and so It is Grace that truly changes us. Nayaswami Padma shares and comment on an excerpt from Swami Kriyananda’s autobiography “The New Path”. Chapter: Work vs Meditation.

Japa

“God hears our every thought…Why not to have uplifted thoughts of God remembrance? The divine is hearing our call and responding accordingly”. Nayaswami Padma shares and comment on an excerpt from Swami Kriyananda’s autobiography “The New Path”. Chapter: Work vs Meditation.

Transparency

God is everywhere, God knows our thoughts, our actions, what is in our hearts, everything is transparent to Him. We can’t hide. To embrace that transparency, in a wise way, is a very healthy practice. The sooner we can practice transparency and self-honesty, the sooner we will free ourselves from the shackles of the ego. Nayaswami Padma shares and comment … Read More

Devotion is Essential!

Nayaswami Padma shares an excerpt from Swami Kriyananda’s autobiography “The New Path”. Chapter: Work vs Meditation. “Keep on with your devotion, he (Yogananda) said. See how dry your life is when you depend on intellect.”

How to Overcome Sleepiness in Meditation

Nayaswami Padma shares an excerpt from Swami Kriyananda’s autobiography The New Path, the chapter, “Work vs Meditation.” For most of us, sleepiness creeps sometimes into our meditation practice. How do we keep ourselves from falling asleep?