Madhavi Eby, member of Ananda Portland Sangha at the Temple & Teaching Center
Inspiration, Swami Kriyananda

Discipleship to the Guru

I took my discipleship vows to Paramhansa Yogananda in 1996. We’re coming up on twenty years pretty soon! When my hubby and I took our vows, here in Portland those many years ago now, I had a deep feeling of “Oh, this again.” I was not surprised. Nor did I feel elation. What I did feel was peace and reassurance. … Read More

Madhavi Eby, member of Ananda Portland Sangha at the Temple & Teaching Center
Inspiration, Spiritual Teachings

5 Tips to Finding God at the DMV

My hubby described it best. “It’s like being at an Adventure theme park! You spend two hours sitting (or standing), waiting your turn to get to the front of the line. When you finally do, you about jumping up and down with excitement. The “ride,” however, takes no longer then about 2 minutes. Then it’s over. Time to go home.” … Read More

Madhavi Eby, member of Ananda Portland Sangha at the Temple & Teaching Center
Inspiration, Spiritual Teachings

Fear Can Be Amazing and Stifling!

It is really amazing, when you stop to think about it. Especially when you are not in the middle of something causing or increasing you state of fear. Everyday someone is trying to overcome something that induces a state of fear within them. It could be something seemingly small. Or something huge like climbing Everest. Without oxygen. Or the right … Read More

Madhavi Eby, member of Ananda Portland Sangha at the Temple & Teaching Center
Inspiration, Swami Kriyananda

Words We Use Have Energy and Vibration

Words Hold Vibration Just Like Thoughts Poets mold them. Playwrights compose them. Scholars argue them. Singers belt them out. Having spent many years working at Crystal Clarity Publishers while Swami was in the body, I had come to realize that words are important. They not only hold meaning, but vibration, energy. It’s not only in how they are spoken. Or how … Read More

Inspiration, Paramhansa Yogananda, Spiritual Teachings

God Is What We Seek

Paramhansa Yogananda used to tell the story of a man who lived a disappointing life. When he passed, God appeared to him and asked if there was anything He could do for the man. In response, the man asked for his next life to have the blessings of health. He was born with extraordinary physical health, but lived and died … Read More