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Thank You!

Thank you for your donation to Ananda Church of Self-Realization of Seattle. Ananda is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation (IRS 501(C) 3) under the laws of the State of Washington, and therefore your donations are fully tax-deductible.

Ananda serves in Washington state on six campuses currently: the Temple in Bothell, the residential intentional spiritual community in Lynnwood, Living Wisdom School in Shoreline, Living Wisely Thrift and Gift (supports the school) in Shoreline, East West Bookshop in Seattle and Ananda Farm on Camano Island.

Paramhansa Yogananda, and Swami Kriyananda shared beautiful teachings on the subject of ‘giving.’

“Teach us to spend for others’ necessities as happily and freely as we spend for our own real needs. Teach us not to love Thy gifts and forget Thee, the Giver of all gifts.”
-Paramhansa Yogananda from Whispers from Eternity, Original edition

“… without your assistance, the work cannot go on… All of you who wish to offer much-needed help, now or in the future, I bless.”
– Paramhansa Yogananda

“Making money honestly and industriously to serve God’s work is the next greatest art after the art of realizing God.”
– Paramhansa Yogananda

“Whatever money you receive, place it mentally (or literally) on an altar as an offering to God. Pray that it serve a good cause.”
-Swami Kriyananda From Sadhu Beware: in the chapter: Techniques for Dealing with Money

“Give to God, or to some good cause in His Name, a portion of whatever money you receive.”
-Swami Kriyananda From Sadhu Beware: in the chapter: Techniques for Dealing with Money

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