Will power is an important quality for devotees to develop, but we also need attunement to God’s will. Nayaswami Parvati shares stories from the lives of Swami Kriyananda, Paramhansa Yogananda, and her own life to illustrate what it looks like when you combine self-effort with divine grace.
Watch the full video http://youtu.be/zPqBogylbBk Highlight from Sunday service “How High Should We Aspire?” Parvati shares a humorous story about a telephone and the opportunity to answer God’s call.
One of the most important teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, Nayaswami Parvati says, is that we need to balance the spirit of work and the spirit of meditation — so that when we work, and when we meditate, we are experiencing the presence of God. Parvati shares stories from her own life: serving at the market at Ananda Village, working at … Read More
Recorded at Ananda South Bay, Torrance, CA
To improve at something, we need practice. On the spiritual path, practicing the presence of God is how we, in time, come to feel ourselves in the presence of God in every moment. Divine devotion, practice of techniques such as meditation, and concentration — these things, Nayaswami Parvati says, are what we need. In this talk she mentions being inspired … Read More
Through many “washings and regenerations” we realize that we are a child of God, and rise. We are not our mistakes, Parvati reminds us, but should remember always our highest potential. She tells the story of an engineer’s dream on the night of Swami Kriyananda’s passing, and other delightful anecdotes from years on the path.