Stories by Devotees

O God Beautiful

Today’s topic is one that I have to confess is not my forte perhaps. The title is ‘O God Beautiful’ that I can relate to but we are going to talk about beauty and expressing beauty. Something I can say is since I got married, people who know me started to say “Ah Bara! Now that you are married, suddenly … Read More

Swami Kriyananda Shrine

Shifting Carpets in Swamiji’s House

I was fortunate to be living at our Ashram outside Pune while Swamiji visited India. He spent a long part of his visit in his house there. Contrary to what people may think, we didn’t get to see him all that much. We wanted to respect his privacy, so once in a while we may got to have a glimpse … Read More

Swami Playing Tamboura
Art & Music

Music Uplifted my Heart

Even though we say that Swami Kriyananda composed over 400 pieces of music, Swamiji himself always used to say: “I never wrote a single note! It was all given to me by God.” God usually doesn’t “just give” melodies to people here and there. In order for us to listen to the divine melodies, we have to attract them by … Read More