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

“Give to God, or to some good cause in His Name, a portion of whatever money you receive.”

-Swami Kriyananda

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