Articles in the Ananda Subcategory
If you’re a devotee, your priority is finding God, not the work you’re doing. Losing the thought of putting God first, and thinking in terms of other priorities, can easily be the first step away from attunement and the spiritual path.
For the current age, it’s communities like Ananda that are laying the groundwork for the future.
In this 40th anniversary commemorative issue, we review events and developments that have shaped Ananda’s 40 year history and look ahead to future directions.
Divine friendship is one of the most important things that Swami Kriyananda has expressed in his life, and also modeled for us spiritually. He relates mainly to the Divinity within us. That’s why it’s called “divine friendship.”
Paramhansa Yogananda’s mission was to change world consciousness.
In difficult times such as we’re living in today, God will give you very special blessings if you are willing to act as channels for His love.
Swami Kriyananda wants Ananda to be a movement that’s open to everyone.
When I was first here in India over forty years ago, I had an intense desire to make Yogananda and his mission known, because I saw that books about the great saints of modern India left him out entirely.
The highlight of my life was meeting and being with my Guru. It was like being in the presence of God.
On Friday, November 28, 2003, the new Ananda ashram was officially opened with a Vedic ceremony led by Swami Kriyananda.
“Education for Life” has given us radical answers to the problems in education today.
The deeper you meditate, the more you feel a kindness and sympathy for others. You become aware that this self, which is you, is everywhere.
In today’s world where people are adrift in a sea without direction or spiritual values, God wants to use Ananda to show others a positive way to guide their lives.
All human beings can develop nobility of nature but seldom, if ever, does it come easily. The example of others is usually needed to inspire such attitudes in oneself.
Start now building colonies and get away from the perpetual slavery of holding jobs to the last day of your life.
Change begins with the individual, not with grandiose theories that don’t take into account flesh and blood human beings.
One of the things that touched me so much was to see the real dynamic, joyous determination to build again.
The age of the child makes a big difference. Children from 6 to 12 are wide open and very vulnerable emotionally, so at our school we shield them as much as possible from the storms and extremes of life.
I was amazed that I had been keeping a journal as early as age eleven, and that, in my very first year of playing the flute, I was already aware of the power of music to uplift and transform one’s soul.
Above all, the essence of Ananda Yoga™ is attunement to the vibration of Paramhansa Yogananda. If you really want to feel the essence of Ananda Yoga™, call upon Paramhansa Yogananda. Ask for his guidance, and try to tune in to his consciousness.
A Place Called Ananda by Swami Kriyananda is the complete account of the events that led to the creation of Ananda.
What does it mean to “bring Ananda home?” Returning home after a visit, I’ve felt a longing for what I experienced at Ananda and the desire to try to recreate it.
This holy season can provide us with a powerful impetus to expand our capacity to experience and express universal love.