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Devotion — Ananda


With the sword of devotion I sever the heart-strings that tie me to delusion. With the deepest love, I lay my coronary heart on the toes of Omnipresence.

Affirmations for Self-Therapeutic by Swami Kriyananda

Expensive Good friend,

Devotion is a automobile for like to convey us nearer and nearer to God. We had been created by God from love, and due to this fact our essence is love. Our love is the one factor that God needs and can’t have except we select to provide it freely. Via devotion we return God’s love, persevering with the cycle of giving and receiving, bringing us extra happiness, pleasure, and bliss. We pledge our devotion by striving to stay inside religious regulation, to develop our consciousness and develop the sunshine.

Our free will provides us the choice to show in the direction of God or away from Him—all else is pushed by previous karma. Devotion opens our hearts to expertise extra love. Self-love and self-involvement prohibit that means. Keep in mind: God’s love is infinite, so use devotion as a stimulus to share His love with others. Begin every day with the prayer, “Lord, how can I serve you at present?” Then pay attention for steering.

There are a lot of methods during which we are able to enhance our devotion: by repeating affirmations, by chanting, praying, meditating, listening to uplifting music, or writing a love-letter to God. We will document every night all that we’re grateful for—remembering that even intense challenges in our lives are particular presents from God, providing better everlasting happiness when overcome. Once we rely our blessings we’re reminded of God’s grace, and we develop into stuffed with love and gratitude–devotion overflows.

In divine friendship,

Nayaswami Pushpa for Thanks, God!

Provide Your Tithe Right now!

The Devotion of a Grasp

Yogananda by no means forgot for an prompt that the actual Doer was God. He was solely an instrument. Learn “The Devotion of a Grasp” an article by Swami Kriyananda.

Love is a Conjuror

Take pleasure in listening to this deeply devotional tune, “Love is a Magician,” written and sung by Swami Kriyanada.

Devotion Revealed

Private Reflection by Nayaswami Pushpa

The subject for the upcoming Thank You God letter was “Devotion.” I struggled with this subject for weeks as my devotion has been waning considerably as of late. Additionally, I wouldn’t usually describe myself as devotional; I lean extra in the direction of introspection. The extra I affirmed devotion, the much less assured I grew to become. I researched many books, movies, and talks on the topic. However after I inserted my findings within the letter, the end result was a chaotic mish-mash of different individuals’s concepts. 

So I began over. I began by acknowledging all of the issues I used to be grateful for–there turned out to be plenty of them. Based mostly on that, I wrote a Thank You letter to God. Then I went to sleep. I wakened with some new concepts! My monastic sisters prayed with me for readability and inspiration. After we meditated, extra concepts got here and I used to be capable of write the Thank You God letter.

An incredible factor occurred after I wrote the primary draft. Once I checked out images of Grasp, in every certainly one of them he was smiling at me. I couldn’t assist however smile again. I felt such a powerful connection. A superb good friend informed me that I gave the impression of a distinct particular person from the day earlier than. I noticed that I had been dealing with away from God, so the very first thing I did was flip round and face Him I ended the unfavourable considering and the self-absorption. Then I supplied myself in service. Once I invested my vitality in devotion, I felt plentiful love flowing by way of and round me. And I discovered from this expertise that devotion may be very a lot alive inside me!

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