Monthly Archives: April 2014

Even a little practice of meditation…

Anandmayi Ma was a great woman saint of India who lived in the last century. Once a disciple told her that she sometimes practiced meditation only superficially. Anandamayi Ma’s response was: “Even that is beneficial.” This is a good reminder … Continue reading

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Waking up Anandamayi Ma

The hermitage of the great saint Anandamayi Ma is located along the banks of the Ganges in Varanasi, India. Anandamayi Ma, whose life is described in Autobiography of a Yogi, died in 1982. On a pilgrimage to India in 2006, our … Continue reading

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Devotion in the Workplace

It can be quite a challenge to hold onto a devotional feeling in the workplace. It can be helpful to have a photo or photos that bring out a feeling of devotion in you.  In some workplaces you may not … Continue reading

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Go Forth in Perfect Faith

  “If a problem can be solved there is no use worrying about it. If it can’t be solved, worrying will do no good.” When I heard this Tibetan saying, it got me thinking about how much time I have … Continue reading

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Dazzle the World

“You must not let your life run in the ordinary way; do something that nobody else has done, something that will dazzle the world. Show that God’s creative principle works in you.” ― Paramhansa Yogananda When I first heard this … Continue reading

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Developing a Habit of Meditation

I had a funny experience has helped me in my work as a meditation teacher. My chiropractor gave me an exercise to relieve some neck pain. I was to hold a certain position for about 3 seconds, and repeat this … Continue reading

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What is a Maghi? (The Gift Behind the Gift)

Maghi by definition means ‘giving of gifts.’  Swami Kriyananda gave me this name about a year before his passing. I serve in the boutique at The Expanding Light and a lot of people thought that this was why he had … Continue reading

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Spiritual Lessons from Wild Indian Drivers

I recently visited India—a country that can give the Western mind a firm shaking. One thing that shakes many visitors is the chaotic traffic. Drivers might do anything at any time: pull in front of you without looking, drive the … Continue reading

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