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Blog: “In Joy We Live”–Inspiration from Ananda India

Swami Kriyananda, Still Touching Hearts

by Hezequiel Castelli

“He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much.”
— Luke 16:10

One of the most inspiring characteristics of Swami Kriyananda was his ability to be perfectly holy and perfectly appropriate in every situation he found himself in—whether he was giving a lecture in front of two thousand…

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What is the Purpose of Evil?

from The Essence of Self-Realization
by Swami Kriyananda

“Master,” inquired a disciple, “what purpose does evil serve in God’s creation? Surely the Lord is a God of goodness and love. Is it possible that, as certain modern writers claim, He doesn’t know evil?”

Sri Yogananda chuckled. “God would have to be very stupid not to…

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God is Personal

from the original Autobiography of a Yogi
by Paramhansa Yogananda

Our family moved to Lahore in the Punjab. There I acquired a picture of the Divine Mother in the form of the Goddess Kali. It sanctified a small informal shrine on the balcony of our home. An unequivocal conviction came over me that fulfillment would crown any of my prayers…

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Spiritual Marriage

From The New Path
by Swami Kriyananda

Master [Paramhansa Yogananda] continued his reminiscences of those years. “A student of this work in Boston told me he wanted to be a renunciate. I said to him, ‘Your path is marriage.’

“‘Oh, no!’ he vowed, ‘I’ll never marry!’ Well, a week later he met a beautiful girl and…

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Developing Intuition: Balancing Reason and Feeling

by Swami Kriyananda
from Hindu Way of Awakening

Feminine nature represents feeling; masculine nature, reason. In women, feeling is generally uppermost, and reason, hidden. In men, the opposite is true: reason is generally uppermost, and feeling, hidden. We can bring these qualities into balance within ourselves, as well. This is indeed the…

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