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“I am your Mother through all eternity. Nothing else matters.”

These words were channeled by Swami Kriyanandaji at an 8-hour Christmas meditation at Ananda Village, many years ago: “Divine Mother has asked me to convey these words to you. I am very pleased with all of you. I am very … Continue reading

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“There is no love except God’s love”

by Swami Kriyananda, from In Divine Friendship If we feel God’s love in someone’s love for us, then that is right and good. I remember once in India telling the woman saint, Anandamoyi Ma, how much I and others in … Continue reading

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Paramhansa Yogananda’s Mission of Divine Love

Swami Kriyananda: “Yogananda brought to this country one of the most important gifts he could have given, the idea of worshiping the Divine Mother. I was meditating in Italy and this thought came to me: that we need to stress … Continue reading

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The Final Goal

Swami Kriyananda concludes his autobiography, The New Path, with a chapter titled “The Final Goal.” It is notable that the last words of the story of his life are entirely about his relationship to God as the Divine Mother. He … Continue reading

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Who Is Divine Mother?

by Swami Kriyananda from Clarity Magazine Fall 2001 First of all, we need to understand that Divine Mother is not a separate thing or person, but is the feminine aspect of God. There’s really only one reality—the Infinite Consciousness that … Continue reading

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An Exercise for the Rest of Your Life

by Swami Kriyananda from the Akash Course Modern man loves to experiment. I recommend this experiment in spiritual faith. To most people, God is conceived as a man or a woman. In India, He/She is thought of in many forms. God, however, … Continue reading

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My First Meetings with Anandamayi Ma, by Swami Kriyananda, part 1

My First Meetings with Anandamayi Ma, February, 1959 by Swami Kriyananda originally published in Ananda Varta, October 1983 The following is based on a long letter I wrote — but never completed — to the SRF monks in Los Angeles, … Continue reading

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Shakti: Realm of the Divine Mother

There is a beautifully written book on the various energies and forms of the Divine Mother — authored by Vanamali, a long time friend of Swami Kriyananda and Ananda. In Shakti: Realm of the Divine Mother, she covers the philosophical and … Continue reading

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Two Visions of Kali

The following two visions of Kali—one by Paramhansa Yogananda when he was the young Mukunda and the other by the Bengali poet Ramprasad Sen—are described by Swami Kriyananda in his book Paramhansa Yogananda: A Biography. These two stories highlight an … Continue reading

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“Ask of Me Salvation, but not My love and devotion”

Paramhansa Yogananda sang a Bengali chant that was translated into English as: Oh devotee, I can give thee salvation, but not My love and devotion; for when I give those away, I give Myself away. Ask of Me salvation, but … Continue reading

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