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The Reign of King Dwaparian by Nayaswami Jyotish

According to the ancient teachings of India, there is a great repeating historical cycle of four ages, called the yugas, which lasts 24,000 years. For 12,000 years the consciousness of man rises to its height, and then begins a 12,000-year descent into darkness. Our current age, Dwapara, is in the ascending half of this cycle. It started in 1700 and will last for 2,400 years. The scale of the yugas is so large that it is hard to visualize, but if we divide by 100 it will help us see the major trends. For fun, then, let’s think of a king named Dwaparian ruling this beautiful, blue island called Earth. His reign will last 24 years. With so many people feeling hopeless about current events, it is important to realize that we are only a little over three years into his rulership. - Read more...

Letter from Ananda Assisi by Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

We've been having a very inspiring time in Assisi. We arrived last Thursday, had a quiet day, then jumped into activities on Saturday with a Kriya Initiation for about 150 people which was translated in at least three languages. Sunday Service had a crowd overflowing the temple on all sides. Afterwards we went to the new Temple of Joy site and did a blessing there, scarcely a week after we had the temple blessing at the Village. It feels like divine blessings are showering down on Ananda everywhere. - Read more...

Earthquake Update: Wednesday, August 24 by Nayaswami Jyotish

We are all doing fine after the earthquake. As far as I know there was no damage to anything or anyone at Ananda, although there was some loss of life (6 people) and significant damage in areas quite close to here. Apparently it was a 6.2 or 6.4 earthquake and rather shallow. We definitely felt it at about 3:30 this morning. It was as if you were in an office chair with wheels that someone was moving back and forth for about 30 seconds. Nothing fell off the shelves nor was there any damage in our little place. We haven’t been out yet and haven’t talked with others here, but we will be giving class to a big group of perhaps 150 or 200 at 11:00 this morning, so we will undoubtedly hear more at that time. - Read more...

Going Beyond the Restless Mind by Nayaswami Devi

In Autobiography of a Yogi, Paramhansa Yogananda describes the scene in which he had his first experience in this lifetime of cosmic consciousness. It occurred when Swami Sri Yukteswar, his guru, tapped him lightly on the chest over the heart, and the breath was drawn out of him. - Read more...

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