Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi are dynamic emissaries of Paramhansa Yogananda, spiritual master and best-selling author of Autobiography of a Yogi. They travel the world sharing Yogananda’s teachings and the blessings of the practical and heart-opening path of Kriya Yoga.
Together, Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi write A Touch of Light, their popular blog illuminating Yogananda’s teachings for spiritualizing daily life. Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi touch each person with friendship. Their clear, centered energy delivers spiritual insight with a delightful joy in people’s individual path.
Swami Kriyananda sat with his eyes closed and a blissful smile on his face as he listened to a piece of music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. As it ended, Swamiji quietly remarked, “Mozart was a consummate artist. He never compromised integrity for showmanship.”
It was one of the most remarkable evenings of my life. I sat mesmerized, along with nearly two thousand five hundred others in the auditorium, listening to ragas played by some of India’s finest musicians.
She was a poor cleaning woman working in a hospital in Chennai, India, where a friend of ours also worked as a doctor. There was something about her that awakened compassion in our friend’s heart, and a desire to help.
Yesterday, while meditating with the Ananda Assisi community, a perception popped into my mind without any preamble: “We need to move from ‘Nowhere’ to ‘Now Here.’” Plop!