Spiritual co-director of Ananda Portland and Ananda Laurelwood since 2004, student and disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda through Swami Kriyananda since 1982. Dedicated to finding God and sharing Him with all…

Articles by Nayaswami Daiva

Inspiration, Paramhansa Yogananda, Spiritual Teachings

God Is What We Seek

Paramhansa Yogananda used to tell the story of a man who lived a disappointing life. When he passed, God appeared to him and asked if there was anything He could do for the man. In response, the man asked for his next life to have the blessings of health. He was born with extraordinary physical health, but lived and died … Read More


Even A Little Practice of Meditation…

…”Will free one from dire fears and colossal sufferings.” Says the Bhagavad Gita. Blessed promise. I recall first coming to meditation thirty-five years ago. I came because, no matter how hard I tried to get the details of my life arranged to remove stress and anxiety, it never lasted. And it seemed that the harder I tried, the worse things … Read More