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The Benefits of Fasting by Nayaswami Jyotish

I’m feeling better today. I fasted yesterday, in part to help clear out some respiratory congestion I’ve had since we got back from India a few days ago. For this particular purpose, I did a fast called the “Master Cleanse,” in which you drink a “lemonade” consisting of lemon juice, Grade B maple syrup, and a little cayenne powder, diluted with water. Occasionally Devi and I will do Paramhansa Yogananda’s marvelous Nine-Day Cleansing and Vitalizing Diet, which consists of lots of citrus, raw vegetables, a daily steamed vegetable, and a special “vitality beverage.” - Read more...

Why I Meditate by Nayaswami Devi

“I’d really like to practice meditation, but I just don’t have the time in my busy life,” is a comment people often make to us. We need to understand that just as the physical body needs food and water to survive, the soul needs the sustenance drawn from meditation to flourish. Once we begin this practice in our life, we realize that we can’t survive properly without it. Then we make time for meditation, because our soul craves it. - Read more...

In Divine Friendship by Nayaswami Jyotish

A compilation of our blogs has just been released in India in book form, entitled Touch of Light: Living the Teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda. As we travel from city to city to offer programs here, we’ve been “launching” the book after our discourse with a simple ceremony: a copy is brought to us tied in a bright ribbon, which we cut or untie, and then present to a dignitary. At the end of the program, books are offered for sale, and many of the attendees ask us to sign their copy. We generally inscribe it, “In divine friendship,” above our signatures. This is also the closing that Swami Kriyananda would use to end his letters. Divine friendship is, in a very real sense, the core vibration of Ananda Sangha. - Read more...

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