It was incredible what we learned in starting a non-profit with no capital! I kept seeing that there were certain dharmic principles that we were employing, things we learned from the pujas, like making sankalpas (setting goals), treating people with dignity and respect, not applying pressure, and being content with even small gains.
We came to recognize these principles as Dharmic Business Practices, and I always had the thought that, if we could achieve what we have achieved with God's Grace, with no capital, with no salaries, with no payments, merely by motivating volunteers to work with us in donating their time, their knowledge, their energy, and efforts, what would happen if we were to harness that energy and inspiration and apply it towards a for-profit entity?
Hence, I set out to document some of the best practices which we have employed, and to share them for posterity, so that future generations could learn how we did what we did, and could be similarly empowered to do accomplish the same things on their own.
We achieved, in Sanskrit terms, a wonderful balance of dharma, artha, kama, and moksha; living in accordance with our ideals of perfection, obtaining the material resources necessary to maintain the ideals, fulfilling all our extraneous desires, and striving in the path of liberation.
We want to discuss some of the things that helped us on our way.
Available Now! This book begins with riveting, never-been-told before stories from Swamji’s early days as a wandering sadhu in the Himalayas. Swamiji shares how these experiences impacted his spiritual and business life. Then, timeless financial principals are shared in an entertaining and practical way.
Spiritual Business is a resource that you will want to refer to again and again, at any stage of life!…read more
Spiritual Business tells stories from the life of a wandering mendicant, which taught him how to organize his material life, and he was ultimately blessed with such success, that he was able to finance a series of ashrams around the world, as well as the spiritual pursuits of a number of seekers by following the rules of financial analysis and stock trading. This is a fabulous resource for anyone trying to harmonize their spiritual life with their material responsibilities.
If we don’t have a plan, we will, by necessity, fit into someone else’s plan.
Without a goal, there can be no path; without a path, there can be no journey; without a journey, we wander through life; and in wandering there cannot be fulfillment.…read more
Shree Maa and Swamiji always stress the importance of setting goals. By setting goals, our mind stays focused on what is most important. It also helps us to prioritize the activities required to achieve our dreams.
Accomplishing our dreams doesn’t just happen – we need to understand our values, to clearly articulate …read more
If we invest only $200 per month from the age of 22, we will have accumulated $1.2 million by the time we reach age 67.…read more
In the same way as if you invest $200 a month, you will retire as a millionaire, if you memorize two mantras a week, in one year you will know more than a hundred mantras, more than most Brahmins! In less than seven years, you will have the entire Chandi Path memorized! …read more
Have you ever met someone who is able to create the life of their dreams? People who achieve their dreams do more than just set goals – they also apply specific techniques to increase the likelihood of accomplishing them!
For the first time, Swami Satyananda Saraswati shares with us his personal goal setting process and some of those key secrets to success!…read more
Do you want abundance in your life? Not just financial abundance, but abundance on all levels, including relationship, spiritual, and business success?
If so, read how Swami Satyananda Saraswati has manifested abundance in his life in this insightful interview. Learn Swamiji’s methods and three key teachings from the scriptures about how to manifest abundance. Experience extraordinary personal results! Start Now! …read more
How are you doing on your New Year’s goals? Personally, it is about this time when I begin to waiver from my goals, doubt if they are achievable, and give-up on some of them.
Rather than throwing in the towel ten days into the New Year, I requested some time with Swamiji to get his insights on how to stay inspired, how to overcome obstacles, and how to keep going in spite of failures …read more
Learn how a Devi Mandir Family Member, Mahananda, became a successful business man through the application of four key concepts that Swamiji teaches: Make a Sankalpa and Set Goals, Treat People with Dignity and Respect, Not Applying Pressure, and Be Content with Small Gains.
Family Wealth shows us how to calculate the wealth of a family, how to prioritize the allocations of that wealth, and how to insure the equitable distribution for subsequent generations to understand the true value of Wealth. This is an especially valuable tool in the worship of Mother Lakshmi.