The peace beyond all understanding!
This fourth collection of blogs in the Touch of Light series shines the light of wisdom on the problems and puzzlements, delusions and dilemmas sincere seekers encounter on the spiritual path.
Through engaging stories of Yogananda (author of the classic Autobiography of a Yogi) and of his disciple Swami Kriyananda, and through many personal anecdotes, Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi (recipients in 2017 of the Global Ambassador Peace Award) warmly share tips and tools, guidance and encouragement from their own experiences on how to walk the spiritual path with confidence and a joyful heart.
Each stand-alone blog is an instructional jewel clarifying the nuances of such subjects as right attitude, selfless service, and how to balance the inner life of meditation with the outer life of work. Tales of forgiveness, grace, challenge, and triumph will inspire and sustain the reader through every bend in the road.
Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi Novak are lifelong disciples of Paramhansa Yogananda, and were close friends and students of Swami Kriyananda, one of Yogananda’s foremost direct disciples and Ananda’s founder, for over fifty years. As Spiritual Directors of Ananda Worldwide, their mission is to share the life-changing teachings of those two great teachers as widely as possible through their blogs, books, and lectures. To see their programs and scheduled appearances both online and in person, go to Ananda.org.
With all of the changes taking place in the world around us, the need for inner peace is greater than ever before. Learning to live in peace under all circumstances is the secret of a happy life.
Touch of Peace is a powerful collection of spiritual writings that will change your life by guiding you through with inspiration and new perspectives for facing life’s challenges and finding peace within. Drawing from the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda (author of the classic Autobiography of a Yogi), Touch of Peace shares practical tools, instructive stories, and right attitudes to help you tap the wellsprings of peace inside you.
These blogs, then, are not mind-born, or an expression of what “we want to say.” Rather, they represent what we feel people need to hear. Often, when we sit down each week to write, we’ll think, “I don’t really know what to write about,” and then a wonderful idea will emerge resplendent like a butterfly from the dull chrysalis of our mind. As we say, it’s a three-way collaboration between our role as middlemen, the needs of the readers, and Paramhansa Yogananda’s life-changing teachings.
This book marks the fourth in the series of our compiled weekly blogs: Touch of Light came out in 2015, followed by Touch of Joy in 2017, Touch of Love in 2019, and now Touch of Peace. When we began writing these blogs back in 2013, we had no idea how long we’d keep going, or how well they’d be received. We’ve been at it now for eight years, and have passed the four-hundred-blog milepost; it grows more fulfilling for us with each passing year.
With all of the changes taking place in the world around us, the need for inner peace is greater than ever before. Learning to live in peace under all circumstances is the secret of a happy life. This powerful collection of spiritual writings will change your life by guiding you through inspiration and new perspectives for facing life’s challenges and finding peace within. Drawing from the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda (author of the classic Autobiography of a Yogi), Touch of Peace shares practical tools, instructive stories, and right attitudes to help you tap the wellsprings of peace inside you.
“Who among us has not had to deal with his share of trials? It is worry, even more than the trial itself, that usually does damage to our peace and happiness,” said author, Nayaswami Jyotish. “Raising our consciousness is the true solution” he continues, for facing the battlefield of life—to keep us from sinking into our worries, so we may learn to overcome our trials.
In their newest release, Touch of Peace, co-authors Nayaswami Jyotish and Nayaswami Devi, show us the way forward to a brighter future. Since the onset of the global tsunami of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the resulting dramatic changes in people’s lives around the world, the passages within this book offer fresh perspective, practices, and ancient yoga teachings to help individuals deal with the special challenges we face.
After the success of their first three books, Touch of Light, Touch of Joy, and Touch of Love, Nayaswami Jyotish and Devi offer a lifeline in a sea of uncertainty within each letter found in Touch of Peace. Based on their famous blog, A Touch of Light, this book is the compilation of profound and practical spiritual teachings faithfully shared in the spirit of their beloved guru, Paramhansa Yogananda and his direct disciple, Swami Kriyananda.