Swami Kriyananda

Swami Kriyananda

“Lord, I offer up the little light that is in me into Thy blazing light of Infinity. Grant me the grace to know Thee, and make me ever-increasingly a pure channel of Thy Love to all.”

— Swami Kriyananda, prayer from
The Festival of Light

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What Is the Importance of Community in Spiritual Life?

Swami Kriyananda

A point that my great Guru emphasized repeatedly in his lectures and writings was the importance for devotees of living together in community, sharing their spiritual aspirations.
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The Hidden Reality Within

Swami Kriyananda

This article is excerpted from a talk in which Swami Kriyananda speaks about how the emerging discoveries of the new age can help us find the hidden realities of our own being.
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Selections from: Do It Well !

Swami Kriyananda

The sayings in this book consist of lessons I myself have learned in life, whether by experience or through trial and error; sometimes by deep pain or disappointment; many times through an inner joy almost unbearable. What I've presented here is the fruit of many years of thoughtfully directed living.
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The Devotion of a Master

Swami Kriyananda

When Paramhansa Yogananda was a mere boy, he cried for the Divine Mother's love as few men cry even for worldly possessions. Whole days he would spend in thinking only of Her. When he could, he remained by himself, meditating long hours. After meditation, he silently and lovingly offered every action to God.
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The New Path: Chapter 31

Swami Kriyananda

“A new scripture has been born!” Master spoke ecstatically. His commentary on the Bhagavad Gita had been finished. In three months of unbroken dictation he had completed 1,500 pages. “I told Miss Taylor the pages numbered that many, but she carefully counted them to make sure I was right!”
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Turn Failure into Success

Swami Kriyananda

When we discuss the subject of success in general terms, one key aspect is using our will power to accomplish our goals. But we must also remember that there's such a thing as success in failure, in being able to go through life's difficult periods and come out stronger.
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Devotion: Your Protection in Difficult Times

Swami Kriyananda

When devotees feel overwhelmed by difficulties and trials, it’s mostly because they’ve allowed themselves to slip away from devotion. In difficult times, the most important thing is that you love God. That is your best astrological amulet, your most secure protective curtain. And if you love Him, then why be afraid? If you’re afraid, for that moment you’re losing that love.
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