Stories of Devotees

My Early Days
in a Spiritual Community…

Life in a Spiritual Community – Nayawami Shivani Narrates My first childhood ambition was to become a rabbi. Actually it was the scriptures that attracted me, and the sound of the sacred language. At the age of six I began to study Hebrew and very soon knew all the prayers by heart. But I was never called to recite in … Read More


Extending the kingdom of heart
from your own to others

Extending the kingdom of heart from your own to others In feeling God, you most extend the territory of your feelings. You feel for your own heart; now you must every day begin to feel more and more at one with the hearts of others, their woes, struggles, joys and weal. To feel others’ hearts means not only that you … Read More

Thank you God

The Joy of Giving

“…the primary lesson to be learned on earth, as exemplified by God, is to every day share at least a little of your earthly possessions with worthy, needy persons, or, still better, with worthy, needy Divine Causes.” ― Paramhansa Yogananda in the Second Coming of Christ The Joy of Giving Everything in life, every thought, word, and action has power … Read More

How to be Happy

Sharing Your Happiness
with Others

Your desire to be happy must include others happiness. When we serve others, we serve ourselves. Do not think, I will help others, think rather, I will help my own, my world, because I cannot otherwise be happy. The law of life is designed to teach us how to live in harmony with objective Nature and with our true, inner … Read More