Swami Kriyananda, among the last of direct disciples of the iconic Paramhansa Yogananda, passed away on Sunday in Italy, his organization Ananda Sangha announced. He was 86.
Scriptures tell us that we should worship God above all inwardly, and outwardly only as an expression of our inner devotion. Swami Kriyananda writes.
We're at a point in our society today where we're beginning to slough off old ways of thinking and enter into a new age. Swami Kriyananda writes.
A biography of Indian yoga guru Paramhansa Yogananda and an Indian cookery book have won honours at an international book awards event here.
I met a very old yogi (132 years, as he claimed) in Puri many years ago. He was very much a believer in total non-attachment. I asked him, “Are you saying that one shouldn’t even enjoy a beautiful sunset?”
I have had occasions to speak at congresses of all faiths, and I have found them invariably to be non-productive.
If unity is ever to be possible among the religions of the world, then religion has to be lifted out of the category of separate and separating dogmas. Swami Kriyananda writes.
The more you think in terms of serving others, and not of using them, the more you will find those principles working with you, not against you.
Wealth is not, in itself, a blessing. Nor is it necessarily a curse. Everything can be enjoyed fully and fearlessly, provided one follows these three conditions...
Nothing in the world is secure. Life itself will be stripped from you someday -- perhaps at a moment's notice.
We all honour men and women of courage. What prevents people from showing courage in their lives? Purely and simply ? their attachments.
When you are left with nothing, you will still have yourself. That, you can never lose. Your own Self, moreover, once you come really to know it, is infinite!
In serving God you should become more aware of His presence within you. If, instead, it develops negative attitudes, know that you are not doing His will for you.
Our egos are a barrier to perfection of any enjoyment. They isolate us on islands of personal perception. That is why meditation is so important.
For an hour, at least, I sat while he told me that my life was a complete failure, and was utterly displeasing to God and my Guru.
I lived with my guru for three and a half years until his mahasamadhi in March, 1952. During that time I did see miracles -- inexplicable to me, but undeniable.
Contentment doesn't depend on outward circumstances. The more people anticipate it in future, less ability they have to enjoy it fully in present.
"I know we are told to love everybody," she continued, "but how is it possible to love someone who commits a crime like murder?"
Let the world go its own way. You'll never change it by criticizing it! You have a big enough job, surely, improving yourself.
The old yogi had to have achieved something to have lived so long. However, I didn't feel from him the joy that inspires one to seek spiritual truths.
A stone that has been blessed by a spiritual master becomes infused with his spiritual vibrations. To hold that stone with reverence is to draw blessings from it.