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Do I Need a Guru?

My Guru, Anandamayi Ma taught that there are infinite paths to Self-realization.

Anandamayi Ma

Anandamayi Ma with her devotees

Anything is possible. However, she also admonished that there are slower and faster paths. Most of us need help.

Consider how hard it is to change one little habit, changing your favorite morning beverage, for example. Then consider how exponentially more difficult it would be to change your entire orientation to being alive. 99.99999 percent of us definitely need some on-the-spot help. Read On…

Desire and Freedom

A Jaya Kula reader asked about desire.

When we are compelled by desire, that is, by our habits of desiring this and not desiring that, we call this bondage. When desire acts creatively, spontaneously and without habitual restriction to a particular object, we call this freedom. This spontaneous desire is so far from what most people understand as desire, there is much room for misunderstanding. And the same must be said for freedom. Read On…