(From The New Path: My Life with Paramhansa Yogananda, by Swami Kriyananda)
“People today who recognize the need in society, and in themselves, for a more spiritual way of life need hardly have pointed out to them the difficulties involved in such development. For every affirmation of spiritual values, the world cries out a thousand times from all sides that opulence is the answer to all human needs. The result is spiritual confusion.
“Cooperative spiritual communities…provide a vital solution to one of the most pressing needs of our times – an opportunity for those who want to develop spiritually to do so in a supportive environment, and a dynamic example to the rest of the world that spiritual principles really work.”