Celebrations, Swami Kriyanada

Swami’s Moksha Day

Swami’s Moksha Day – with Blessings from Turtle Pond The sacred ten-year Moksha Day anniversary commemorating Swami Kriyananda’s transition into the Light fell on April 21, less than a month ago. That day, I was given a special blessing, starring a member of the animal kingdom. It was a perfect springtime afternoon. Rich with spiritual symbolism, the scenario seemed like … Read More

Right Attitudes, Swami Kriyanada

Faith as a Practical Value:
How Free Should Anything Be?

Faith as a Practical Value: How Free Should Anything Be? Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri, my Paramguru, was quoted by Paramhansa Yogananda in Autobiography of a Yogi as stating, “So long as you breathe the free air of earth, you are under obligation to render grateful service.” Who is to serve whom? The “air of earth” is simply there; it comes … Read More

Celebrations, Swami Kriyanada

Swami Kriyananda,
The First All-Round Dwapara Yuga Leader

Swami Kriyananda, the first all-round Dwapara Yuga leader An institution is the lengthened shadow of one man. Never could I read Emerson’s aphorism, oft quoted by Swami Kriyananda, without a feeling of heavy resistance rising within my heart. It may have been the result of my Dutch mindset, in which every form of determined, visionary leadership smacks of authoritarianism and, … Read More