ISBN 9788189430085,In Divine Friendship

In Divine Friendship



Ananda Sangha Publications

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9788189430085

ISBN-10 8189430084


Number of Pages 418 Pages
Language (English)

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This is an extraordinary book of letters written by Swami Kriyananda in response to questions and inquiries from friends, students, and critics over a 30 year period. It addresses almost any concern a spiritual seeker might have. Topics for which Swami ji provides spiritual guidance include: how to meditate deeply; strengthen one?s faith; develop divine attunement; accelerate spiritual progress; overcome negative self-judgment; respond to illness; develop the right attitude toward money and profit; become a good leader; attract a mate; understand sexuality; and raise children. In closing his letters?all of them, not just the ones in this book?Swami Kriyananda customarily signs off with ?In divine friendship?, thus the title of the book. This is no clich?. He feels a friendship with each individual from having first felt the universal friendship of God?s presence in inner silence. From that center, he sees all people as well as all things as opportunities for communing with that Presence without. About the Author Swami Kriyananda , a direct disciple of the great master, Paramhansa Yogananda, is an internationally known author, lecturer, and composer. Widely recognized as one of the world's foremost authorities on meditation and yoga, he has taught these principles and techniques to hundreds of thousands of students around the world. In 1968, Kriyananda founded Ananda Village in Nevada City, California, dedicated to spreading the spirit of friendship, service, and community throughout the world. Ananda is recognized as one of the most successful intentional communities in the world; over 1,000 people reside in Ananda communities in the US, India, and Italy. The European retreat and community located in Assisi, Italy, also serves Ananda meditation groups in Europe, Croatia, and Russia. Ananda India has been serving people all over India for the last 5 years. With centers in Gurgaon, Pune, Delhi, Noida, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Mumbai, Ananda's influence is beginning to be felt all over India. Swami Kriyanandaji can be seen nightly on AASTHA TV, where his message reaches over 27 million viewers across India and southeast Asia.