Dharma as the Key to Success – Part Four

THE PRINCIPLES Was it wise of me – and, given the subject matter of these lectures, was it practical to be so generous, since we were in dire need? Some might certainly consider my behavior irresponsible; I, however, knew that I could immediately reach five thousand people who knew Ananda and knew what we were doing. So, I do not … Read More



Receiving We spoke extensively about donating – how important it is and how it can help us to expand our consciousness.  When we donate, we definitely activate generosity magnetism, then the Universe answers with the same generosity by sending us its gifts. These could be monetary gifts, or they could come in differents forms: for example, we could received something … Read More

Prosperity, Spiritual Growth

Giving is Bliss

Giving is Bliss Why should you be kind to anyone else? Why shouldn’t you just grab for yourself? I mean look at all the billboards you see… every time you open up a magazine, you see an advertisement telling you, Oh yes, you’ll find fulfillment by getting that new car, that beautiful dress, going on vacation. And it begins to … 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


Rise Oh My Soul in Freedom!

Money should serve the necessary necessities of life, Yogananda said, and no more. Swami Kriyananda, expanding on his Guru’s teaching, distinguishes between money “in itself” and people’s desire for it. When they desire it, money becomes one of the principal delusions in life, in that it offers endless opportunities to satisfy other desires, for things that go way beyond the … Read More


The Root of All Evil
can Yield the Fruit of Altruism

I can still recall, from my childhood,  a TV commercial for an expensive camera.  It featured a famous tennis star in a flashy setting and pounding music. “Image is everything,” he proclaimed. Growing up, my mother cared a lot about our family’s appearance and would always compliment my sister and me when we looked smart.  Excelling in school was also … Read More