Nayaswami Parvati is one of Ananda’s most widely traveled and experienced ministers. With her husband, Nayaswami Pranaba, she helped to create and direct Ananda centers in Palo Alto, Portland, Seattle, Dallas, and Assisi, Italy. Parvati currently lives at Ananda Village and administers the Janaka Foundation.
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Dear friend, It sometimes seems that as soon as we get serious about our meditation practice (as you have done in continuing your practice since 2010), that is when the world, our karma, and maya conspire to create obstacles to
Dear Nirja, All the questions you’ve asked refer back to the topic of inner guidance. When we finally come to the point where we are seeking a deeper understanding of how to live our lives in a better way, we
Dear Archit, I will give you the description of mind and the other parts of our consciousness as Paramhansa Yogananda described them. They are the progressive stages of involvement with maya that are traced through the functions of human consciousness.
Dear Karen, Think ye in thy heart, lotus feet of thy Guru If you want to cross the ocean of delusion Shaming the white lotus in purity Beyond all duality Guru image of Brahma Deliver us from delusion The above
Dear friend, I’m not sure what death experience you are referring to in regard to Ramana Maharshi, but whatever happened to you it sounds as though it produced a good influence that changed your life. Your present question is interesting
Dear Archit, Yes, meditation can indeed increase your awareness and intuitive perception. This is because you are calming your mind in meditation and going to the center of your being. The perceptions that are gained in meditation come to us
Dear SS, There is so much in this world that seems so unfair and that we don’t understand. I remember Swami Kriyananda quoting Yogananda who said about a certain person and situation, “If you could see the karma!” Everything that