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Swami Kriyananda: Lightbearer
NEW this year (May, 2019)
In the early 1970s, Swami Kriyananda asked Asha to start taking notes for the book he knew she would someday write. He explained himself to her in a way he did to only a few others. Since then, she was in constant contact with him, as a devotee, friend, personal assistant, and eventually, a spiritual teacher in her own right.
It’s a rare gift to live with a true teacher. Experience it for yourself, as Asha brings you into meetings, conversations, personal counseling, living rooms, classrooms, long walks, meetings, and meditations.
Swami’s life was a triumphant life, but not an easy one. Plagued by ill-health, financial challenges, and years of bitter estrangement from fellow disciples, his life story is told in the struggle as well as the victory. A great soul incarnates to awaken faith in our own spiritual potential. Asha writes, “A great wave of Divine Light is sweeping over the planet. If you tune in to that Light, you, too, will become an instrument of that Light.”
This first-hand account of life with Swami Kriyananda is more than a biography. It’s a guidebook for spiritual living, a path of light that all may follow. And it’s a labor of love by Asha that has been 44 years in the making.
Video: Asha talks about the writing and purpose of this new book. This talk is from the 50th Anniversary of Ananda’s founding, Ananda Village Temple of Light, July, 2019.
“A man of wisdom and compassion in action, one of the leading lights in the spiritual world.”
—Lama Surya Das, author of Awakening the Buddha Within, founder of the Dzogchen Center
“My heart sings with praise and gratitude without adequate words to express my thanks. I am personally and forever grateful to Swami Kriyananda.”
—Neale Donald Walsch, author of Conversations with God
“At first, I couldn’t understand how Swami Kriyananda was able to accomplish so much. Then I realized, he didn’t do it—his guru, Yogananda did it through him.”
—Swami Shankarananda Giri, founder, Kriya Yoga Ashram, Rishikesh, India
“In his long, glorious, and absolutely victorious life, Swami Kriyananda changed the lives of millions of people. The void left by his departure can never be filled again. I am consoled by the fact that his spiritual presence is felt even more intensely now. What a joy and privilege to have known such a man!”
—D.R. Kaarthikeyan, Director emeritus of Central Bureau of Investigation, India
Ask Asha: Heartfelt Answers to
Everyday Dilemmas on the Spiritual Path
“Dear Asha, why is this happening to me?” Sorrow and stress are universal, but difficult situations can also be opportunities — life trying to guide us toward greater happiness — if we had the wisdom to see it. To find the hidden blessings within the various situations in life, you need faith, trust, and sometimes a wise friend to talk to.
To many spiritual seekers, that person is Asha. Tthrough her counseling and lectures, she has helped thousands worldwide gain a deeper understanding of themselves and the spiritual path. Based on letters to questing souls, this book shares Asha’s clarity, compassion, and inspiration. She is a disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda, a lifelong student of Swami Kriyananda, and gifted spiritual teacher for over 40 years. Her responses are universal to people everywhere, with compassionate insight into the human condition. How to help others • How to meet life’s challenges • How to be true to yourself • and much more.
The greatness of a spiritual teacher is only partially revealed by the work of his own hands. The rest of the story is one he cannot tell for himself. It is the influence of his consciousness on those who come in contact with him — whether for a brief moment, or for a lifetime of spiritual training.
In this “biography of consciousness,” Swami Kriyananda’s remarkable qualities are revealed with breathtaking clarity — love for God, divinely guided strength, joy in the face of adversity, humor, wisdom, compassion, and unconditional love.
Here, in some two hundred stories spanning more than forty years, are personal reminiscences and private moments with a master teacher, bringing priceless, universal life lessons for all of us.
Loved & Protected: Stories of Miracles and Answered Prayers
If we ask God for help, will He respond? This book is for those who want a deeper, more trusting relationship with God, and who may find inspiration in the experiences of others. Even for those of faith, stories that we are not alone in the universe are a deep comfort—and a reminder, ourselves, to remember to ask for help along the way. Stories include:
Physically and instantaneously moving people out of harm’s way
Healing of life-threatening injuries and diseases
Guidance in life-and-death, split-second decisions
Comforting hearts darkened by fear or despair
Love Perfected, Life Divine
by Swami Kriyananda
Free audiobook narrated by Asha (m4b or mp3)
Paperback available from Crystal Clarity
Inspired by Marie Corelli’s book, The Life Everlasting, Swami Kriyananda retells the dramatic story of a woman’s discovery of her twin soul—a discovery that propels her to undertake an arduous and perilous climb to the loftiest heights of spiritual awakening. Fueled by her love, the heroine must overcome harrowing challenges before she realizes the goal of her yearning in union with God. Love Perfected, Life Divine is a timeless tale that carries the reader to the heart of the inner quest.
Finding Happiness: A Movie
Finalist Moondance Film Festival • Stream on Amazon
An investigative reporter (Elisabeth Rohm, Law & Order, Oscar-nominated American Hustle) is sent, not too willingly, to report on a spiritual community in California. What she finds surprises her, and gradually changes her life. Filmed on location in Ananda communities in California, Italy, and India, this is a true story of real people who are living sustainable, harmonious lives — based on ideals that can help us find happiness as well, wherever we may live.
Asha is among other long-time residents of the Ananda intentional interviewed in this film. She describes the death of a close friend, Paula, not only her spirit of acceptance and love, but how she touched those who spent the final few weeks at her bedside.