Attracting Swamiji’s Grace

When I was studying at my College in India in 2010, I got into some bad habits. I knew that this was some past life karma and for some months I did not realize how bad it would get. The next year I mustered up the courage to change myself, but the guilt was too much. The only way I … Read More

Judge not

Swami Kriyananda was meditating in the Portiuncula (in a town near Assisi, Italy where St. Francis used to live). He prayed to St. Francis and all of a sudden felt his presence and a great blessing. He said he had never imagined that it was possible for a human consciousness to be so sweet. And he asked St. Francis, “How … Read More

Monks in White

It’s a Success!

After the monks in India had been wearing white for a while, Swamiji decided that the monks who had taken the Brahmachari vows should wear Ananda yellow. He gave us a sample piece of cloth so that we would know exactly what shade of yellow to wear. There was only one problem: the sample contained many different shades of yellow! … Read More

Swami Kriyananda with Shamini

“But you can take the metro”

Things in life have come to me quite easily. Seldom have I had to fight against all odds for them to work out. When I came onto the spiritual path there were advantages and disadvantages to this because, as we know, the spiritual path is a long-distance marathon with lots of ups and downs; it is not a short sunny … Read More

Swami Blessing Latha

Flowers along my Path: A few moments with Swamiji

This month we celebrate the anniversary of Swamiji’s meeting Master and how they touched our lives in profound and lasting ways. I would like to share with you some of my brief interactions with Swamiji and what I learned from those moments.The first time I saw Swamiji was at the Metropolitan Mall in Gurgaon. I felt a deep sense of … Read More

Pune Devotees with Roberto at his Restaurant

Swami Kriyananda, Still Touching Hearts

“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 people, or talking to the clerk of … Read More