Nayaswami Jyotish and his wife Nayaswami Devi are spiritual directors of Ananda Sangha Worldwide. Ananda, which means divine joy, is a spiritual organization dedicated to living the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of bestselling spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi. It has changed the lives of millions of people sincerely seeking truth.
Jyotish and Devi travel throughout the United States, India, and Europe speaking on spiritualizing daily life, and sharing the teachings and techniques of Kriya Yoga. Jyotish is the author of several books on meditation and related subjects, such as How to Meditate, Lessons in Meditation, 30 Day Essentials for Career, and 30 Day Essentials for Marriage. He is also the creator of Meditation Therapy. Jyotish and his wife are authors of the book Touch of Light: Living the Teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, which is a compilation of their weekly blog.
Art by Jyotish: Interviews & Behind the Paintings
Tahoe Autumn painting
O, God Beautiful, painting by Nayaswami Jyotish
Guru Purnima, painting by Nayaswami Jyotish
"Intuition is calm feeling.
To bring intuitive inspiration to art,
one must transcend the emotions and find rest in the calmness of deep feeling.
Necessary for this level of clarity is devotion to God, or to Truth.
Prayer and meditation are necessary.
An attitude of receptivity, not of self-assertion, is necessary.
For, ultimately, we cannot create anything.
All we can do is express, to the best of our ability, that which already is."
—Swami Kriyananda, Art as a Hidden Message: A Guide to Self-Realization