Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi Novak, both ministers, are the Spiritual Directors of Ananda Worldwide. Longtime devotees of ParamahansaYogananda, Jyotish and Devi have worked closely with Swami Kriyananda since 1969, before the founding of Ananda. They have been personally trained by him to guide Ananda’s work worldwide and have taught and lectured around the United States, and in Europe, Russia, and India. Jyotish and Devi are both also Kriyacharyas, designated by Swami to initiate people into Kriya Yoga.
The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita is a class series based on Swami Kriyananda’s book, The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita Explained by Paramhansa Yogananda As Remembered by His Disciple, Swami Kriyananda. Jyotish and Devi Novak dive deep into the profound and life changing subject of India’s best-loved scripture. They approach it from an entirely fresh perspective, showing its deep allegorical meaning and also its down-to-earth practicality. The themes presented are universal: how to achieve victory in life in union with the divine; how to prepare for life’s “final exam,” death, and what happens afterward; how to triumph over all pain and suffering.
* The Battle Within
* The Nature of Right Action
* The Supreme Science of Knowing God
* The Gunas and True Self-Offering
* Discipleship and Self-Realization
* Questions and Answers