Nayaswami Jyoti is an Ananda minister and lightbearer. She is currently serving in Ananda’s Development Department. She is active in Ananda’s outreach ministry and has shared the teachings of Raja Yoga for many years. Jyoti is a gifted speaker and spiritual friend to many. She lovingly offers spiritual support and guidance to devotees worldwide.
Answers to Spiritual Questions
How Do I Free Myself From Karma?
Hi Priya, I am so happy for you—there is a very simple answer to your question! I will quote our guru Paramhansa Yogananda: “An important factor in overcoming karma is meditation. Every time you meditate, your karma decreases…” And from
Confusion about Karma Yoga and setting/achieving goals
Thank you for your thoughtful questions. Should you have goals? Well, sure. But whether setting goals (of any nature), engaged in your studies or working, invite the divine into all that you do. Pray and inwardly determine that everything be
How Do I Quiet My Mind in Daily Life?
First, it’s great that you are meditating and able to find some peace. A restless mind requires training. Success comes with patience, commitment and regular practice/training. I would encourage you to try to practice a little more—perhaps a short meditation