April 2015 Newsletter

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After deciding to write on the topic of truth this month, I looked into Swami Kriyananda's writings on the topic.  After reading his words printed below, I simply couldn't see the point of my trying to add any.
 
Our beloved Swamiji knew truth — and he knew how to express it. 
 
So all I have to say is pay attention to this great soul who gave his life to knowing and sharing the truth.  We are forever grateful Swamiji.

If you haven't made your plans to join us for the most special event, The Dedication of Swami Kriyananda's Moksha Mandir, please see information at the bottom of this newsletter.  This is a most special opportunity to experience the powerful and uplifting energy of this great soul — guaranteed! There is affordable space available.



Blessings,
Nityananda

 
Inspiration from
Swami Kriyananda

Truth is all-embracing.
Truth knows no barriers; it is, therefore, always kind.
Truth fosters harmony, never disharmony; unity, never disunity; universal respect, never judgment or intolerance.
Truth is ever beneficial; its rays heal, though they cauterize our imperfections.
Be wary of statements made in the name of truth, if they lack charity.
View skeptically such statements if they are self-serving.
Should anyone, moreover, claim unique possession of a truth, turn apart, and gaze up into the vast heavens:
For truth is expansive; its native land is Infinity.
Truth inspires joy in our souls even if we, in our human littleness, fear its liberating rays.

A Christmas letter 1990
Swami Kriyananda  -founder of Ananda Worldwide Brotherhood
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Love is our souls' birthright! We demand, now, that all the rivers of our cravings be redirected through valleys of humility, eager self-sacrifice, and concern for others until, reinforced by Thy torrential blessings, they merge in the ocean of all fulfillment in Thee.

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Dedication of Swami Kriyananda's Moksha Mandir
May 15 - 17, 2015
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