Nayaswami Devarshi is a long-time Ananda minister and Kriyacharya (authorized Kriya Yoga teacher). He currently lives in India and serves as the director of Ananda’s Global Kriya Yoga Sangha. Devarshi’s duties include preparing devotees to receive Kriya Yoga and conducting Kriya Initiations in India and South America.

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Hong-Sau vs. Other Mantras

Dear Jack, There are a few ways that you can look at this. One of them, as you allude to, is that “Hong-Sau” is a beej mantra, or seed mantra. That means that it works with sound and vibration on ... Read More

Overcoming Fear Due to Past Actions

Dear Vivek, I thought you were describing my own past at first (“irresponsible, immature, fear, ego…”), but of course it describes all of us at some time, whether in this life or past lives! There are two specific practices which ... Read More

Including Anandamayi Ma with the Self-Realization Line of Gurus

First I’ll answer what I think you may have meant, and then what you literally asked. There are a few saints and masters that Yogananda considered in tune with our line of Gurus. Swami Kriyananda told of Yogananda addressing this ... Read More

Choosing a vocation

Dear Friend, You are certainly asking the right question, one that more people should be asking as they embark on adult life and career! Meditation — more specifically the intuition developed through meditation — can help you to find the ... Read More

Keeping One’s Mind on God in Daily Life

Dear Nandini, That’s a good question, because it’s something that can really change every aspect of our spiritual life, including our meditations. There are several ways that you can do this. With different life and work environments, and with various ... Read More

Bipolar Disorder — Medication vs. Meditation

Dear GNP, I’m sorry to hear about your friend. Bipolar disorder can improve over time, through working with a doctor and also working with meditation. Having worked with many hundreds of Kriya Yogis over the years, this type of situation ... Read More

God Comes to Different People in Different Ways

Dear Wilma, That subtle feeling of energy in the spine that you are experiencing is indeed the life force. As we meditate more deeply, the life force withdraws from the body and senses and into the astral spine. It begins ... Read More

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