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J. DONALD WALTERS


JDonaldWalters


life period : 1926 - 2016 | place of birth : Teleajen, ROMANIA

parents : Ray P. and Gertrude G. Walters

nationality : American  | occupation : Founder of Ananda, a

worldwide movement of spiritual intentional communities

teacher/guru : Paramhansa Yogananda

education : Haverford College and Brown University

website : www.ananda.org

“ The secret of happiness is the determination to be happy always,

rather than wait for outer circumstances to make one happy.”

 

“ To concentrate on what you are doing, not on yourself as the doer.

Your ego can either infuse a project with energy,

or hinder its execution, depending on whether you give the project energy,

or hold it spinning in a vortex of self-adulation. "

 

“ Sharing with others the credit for any work well done.

You will then have their support in all you do.

Support is given grudgingly to the leader who claims, “I did it all".

Also, take from others the burden of blame.

For even if the fault was theirs, in renouncing responsibility

you renounce your leadership. "

 

BOOKS BY THE MASTER      

“ Secrets of Inner Peace ” … “ Art of Leadership ” … “ Secrets of Happiness ” …

“ Education for Life: Preparing Children to Meet Today's Challenges ” …

“ The Hindu Way of Awakening: Its Revelation, Its Symbol: An Essential View of Religion ” …

“ Secrets of Life ” … “ Out of the Labyrinth: For Those Who Want to Believe But Can't ” …

“ Money Magnetism: How to Attract What You Need When You Need It ” …

“ Your Sun Sign as a Spiritual Guide ” … “ The Art of Supportive Leadership ” …

“ Stories of Mukunda ” … “ Do It Now!: A Thought For Every Day Of The Month ” …

“ Superconsciousness: A Guide to Meditation ”  … "  Secrets of Leadership ” …

“ Secrets of Prosperity ” … “ Secrets of Radiant Health and Well Being ” …

“ The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Explained ” … “ Secrets of Winning People ” …

“ Secrets of Self-Acceptance ” … “ The Peace Treaty ” … “ Expansive Marriage ” …

“ A Place Called Ananda: The Trial by Fire That Forged One of the Most Successful Cooperative Communities in the...

 Hope for a Better World!: The Cooperative Community Way ” …

 “ Superconsciousness: A Guide to Meditation ” … “ Secrets of Bringing Peace on Earth ” …

“ The Light of Superconsciousness: Collected Talks ” … “ Intuition for Starters ” …

“ Moments of Truth: Excerpts from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Explained ” …

 “ Secrets of Friendship ” … “ Secrets of Comfort and Joy ” … “ Life's Little Secrets ” …

 “ Cities of Light: A New Vision of the Future ” … “ Rays of the Same Light, Volume 1 ” …

“ Space, Light, and Harmony: The Story of Crystal Hermitage ” … “ Secrets of Emotional Healing ” …

“ Secrets of Love  ” … “ How To Be A True Channel ” …  “ Lessons in yoga: 14 steps to higher awareness ” …

“ Intentional Communities: How to Start Them and Why ” … “ Affirmations for Self-Healing ” …

“ A visit to saints of India ” … “ The Land of Golden Sunshine: An Allegory of Soul-Yearning ” …

 “ The Singer & the Nightingale ” … “ Life's Little Secrets of Friendship ” … “ The Artist as Channel ” …

 “ Eternal Christ Excerpts From the Promise ” … “ How to Be a Medium ” …

 “ The Reappearance of Christ : the Scriptures as Messengers of Inner Communion ” …

 “ The Search: A Young Person's Quest for Understanding ” … “ The Beatitudes: Their Inner Meaning ” …

“ Moments of Truth: Excerpts from Autobiography of a Yogi ” … “ Yoga Postures for Higher Awareness ” …

“ The path: Autobiography of a Western yogi ” … “ The book of Bhrigu ” …

“ Secrets of Overcoming Harmful Emotions: One for Each Day of the Month ” … “ On the Wings of Joy ” …

“ The Story of Crystal Hermitage ” … “ Affirmations and Prayers ” … “ My separation from SRF ” …

 “ Superconsciousness: How To Benefit From Emerging Spiritual Trends ” …

“ Art & Science Of Raja Yoga: 14 Steps to Higher Awareness ” …

“ Secrets of Attracting & Keeping Friends ” … “ All the World is My Friend ” …

“ Crystal Clarity the Artist As a Channel ” … “ How to Use Money for Your Own Highest Good ” …

 “ Ananda yoga for higher awareness ” … “ Art as a Hidden Message: Guide to Self-Realisation ” ...

 " Promise of Immortality: The True Teaching of the Bible and the Bhagavad Gita " ...

" Conversations with Yogananda: Stories, Sayings, and Wisdom of Paramhansa Yogananda " ...

" God is for Everyone " ... " The Story Behind the Story: My Life of Service Through Writing " ...

" Sadhu, Beware! A New Approach to Renunciation " ... " How to Spiritualize Your Marriage " ...

" Expansive Marriage: A Way to Self-realization " ... Crises in Modern Thought " ...

" Rays of the One Light: Weekly Commentaries on the Bible & Bhagavad Gita " ...

" Rays of the Same Light: Parallel Passages with Commentary from the Bible and the Bhagavad Gita v. 2 " ...

" Secrets for Men " ... " Secrets of Happiness " ... " Secrets of Meditation " ...

" Time Tunnel: A Story for All Ages " ... " Secrets for Women " ... " Meditation for Starters " ...

J Donald Walters (Swami Kriyananda) was one of the foremost spiritual teachers of Yoga principles in the world. In 1948, at the age of twenty two, he became a disciple of the Indian yoga master and world teacher, Paramhansa Yogananda.

At Yoganandas request, Swami Kriyananda devoted his life to teaching and writing, and helping others to experience the joy and living presence of God within. Over the course of more than sixty years, he lectured on four continents in seven languages. His television programs, audio and video recordings of his talks and music, and his many books in twenty-eight languages have touched the lives of millions.

Swami Kriyananda took the ancient teachings of Raja Yoga and made them intensely practical and immediately useful for people in every walk of life, on a daily basis. His books and teachings cover nearly every field of human endeavor, including spiritualizing business life, leadership, education, the arts, community life, and science. He wrote extensive commentaries on the Bible and the Bhagavad Gita.

Swami Kriyananda was also known as the father of the intentional communities movement, which began in the United States in the late 1960s. Inspired by his gurus dream of establishing spiritual communities, in 1968 he founded the first of what are now ten Ananda communities worldwide. They provide a supportive environment of simple living and high thinking, where a thousand full-time residents live, work, and worship together.

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