Would you like to join this family of Self-Realization? If so, how can you do so? First you can attune and join inwardly, in your own heart; then, if you feel inspired, affiliate with others on this spiritual path and find ways to serve this ray. Swami Kriyananda offers the following advice: “Go where you find inspiration. If you follow … Read More
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In these 30 minute talks, Asha Nayaswami discusses eternal truths and principles as applied to our daily lives during the Coronavirus / Covid-19 epidemic. Based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, and tested by her life long experience as a disciple, these talks offer practical ways to change your attitudes and uplift your consciousness in the midst of crisis and adversity
A New Dispensation, Part 21 – The Importance of Service
It has been said that selfless service is the fastest path to overcoming the ego. What exactly does this mean? When we find ways to serve our source of inspiration, we are afforded the opportunity to become a channel of grace and blessings, give back, and forget about our little egoic selves. When we serve with an attitude of self-offering, … Read More
A New Dispensation, Part 20 – Transmitting the Light
“The instrument is blessed by that which flows through it,” has become an often quoted saying of Yogananda’s. What does it mean to be blessed by acting as the instrument of God, as a beacon of light? Do devotees who discipline themselves soley, or those who offer themselves as willing instruments of the divine light, progress more rapidly? Read A … Read More
In Divine Friendship, Class 13 —Unconditional Friendship
Swami Kriyananda demonstrated, time and time again, how to be a true and unconditional friend. Though he recieved sometimes comical letters of attack and criticism, he responded with kindness and often even with humor! By examining this week’s letters, we see how to respond to criticism, and how to graciously accept gifts or support. In this discussion we also see … Read More
A New Dispensation, Part 9 – Attunement is Everything
Today Asha shares a story about a time when Swami Kriyananda was deeply reflecting on the anguishing monotony of life. To move beyond this, on the path of liberation, attunement is everything. The unique ray of grace that Paramhansa Yogananda and this line of Masters brought, which is channeled through Ananda, offers us the practical and joyful ways of living … Read More
The Gurus of Our Path: Paramhansa Yogananda (Part 7)
Continue exploring why Paramhanasa Yogananda came to America to start his spiritual mission and what he set out to accomplish. How do the American and Indian cultures work together and help one another to grow?
How to Work with Your Emotions (Part 1)
A woman in the Ananda Palo Alto community wrote to Asha asking how to work with her emotions and help her children to work with their emotions during this time of quarantine in 2020. Go on this 3 part journey with Asha as she touches important points in this vast subject.
The Gurus of Our Path: Paramhansa Yogananda (Part 1)
Asha talks about the line of gurus that we, as disciples of Paramhansa Yogananda, follow on this spiritual path of Self-Realization. Today she introduces Paramhansa Yogananda.
The Gurus of Our Path: Swami Sri Yukteswar (Part 2)
Asha talks about the line of gurus that we, as disciples of Paramhansa Yogananda, follow on this spiritual path of Self-Realization. Today she continues to talk about Swami Sri Yukteswar.
In Divine Friendship, Talk 4: Attunement & Self-Honesty
Practice perfect self-honesty. God doesn’t expect more of you than you are capable of. In loving God and Guru we are drawn into their ray of magnetism. Attunement is the vehicle for the deepest upliftment. What is guilt, and how can we overcome it? Why don’t we remember past lives, and how aught we to relate to our failures?
The Gurus of Our Path: Swami Sri Yukteswar (Part 1)
Asha talks about the line of gurus that we, as disciples of Paramhansa Yogananda, follow on this spiritual path of Self-Realization. Today she introduces Swami Sri Yukteswar.
The Gurus of Our Path: The Final Day About Lahiri Mahasaya
Asha talks about the line of gurus that we, as disciples of Paramhansa Yogananda, follow on this spiritual path of Self-Realization. Today she gives her final of four talks about Lahiri Mahasaya.