Author Articles: Nayaswami Diksha

Attuning with the Christ Within

In October of 2015 my husband, Gyandev, and I led a pilgrimage to Israel. I had grown up in Israel as a Jew. Now, I hoped to see Israel with a new consciousness that embraced all sincere truth seekers. Before … Continue reading

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Healing on All Levels

Paramhansa Yogananda emphasized the importance of taking care of all parts of ourselves. He said that as mortals we are triune beings and we long for freedom from all varieties of suffering. Our needs are: Healing of bodily diseases Healing … Continue reading

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Make Me a Channel of Thy Peace

This past October 2015, my husband and I led a pilgrimage for The Expanding Light to Israel, with 33 pilgrims. We followed the footsteps of Jesus from his birth to his crucifixion, including, of course, the old city of Jerusalem. … Continue reading

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How to Find Calmness

I have memories from my childhood of getting very excited and happy when my parents took me to the circus. I was happy when summer vacation from school finally arrived, and when we were served ice cream on Saturday afternoon. … Continue reading

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Lessons in Humility and Courage

In his book, The Holy Science, Swami Sri Yukteswar, Paramhansa Yogananda’s guru, writes that fear is one of the eight meannesses of the heart and a serious obstacle to progress on the spiritual path. Overcoming fears of any kind always … Continue reading

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What Is Spiritual Surrender?

In the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, spiritual surrender means self-offering of one’s will to God. It is not passive. It is an active surrender to the will of God. How does one do it? Swami Kriyananda said that only by … Continue reading

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How to Overcome Nervousness

Taken from a talk by Swami Kriyananda: One of the major reasons for nervousness is the fear of change. When we’re attached to the way things are, we suffer when change comes. Most people are committed to going in one … Continue reading

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The Journey Home

The practice of meditation can be described as a journey back home, back to our native land, as Paramhansa Yogananda called it. As we practice meditation, we find that the journey is not always easy. At the end of summer … Continue reading

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Expand Your Consciousness to Infinity

In our everyday life, it’s easy to get caught in the little details and become tense and contractive. I find that if I take a few minutes once in a while and practice a short visualization and an affirmation, it … Continue reading

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Cooking with God

In the fall of 2011, I agreed to take on a big project, creating an online vegetarian cooking show. Right from the start, I prayed to God to help me. I knew that I couldn’t do it, but that God … Continue reading

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