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When the energy is drawn upward in deep meditation, the consciousness is drawn toward its eternal source, God, and is at last united with Him.

In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna gives this description of the yogi:

Steadfast a lamp burns, sheltered from the wind;

Steadfastly meditating, solitary,

Such is the likeness of the Yogi’s mind

Shut from sense-storms and burning bright to heaven.

Krishna urges Arjuna to embrace the yoga science, the path of meditation.

“The yogi is greater than the ascetic, greater even than the followers of the paths of wisdom [Gyana Yoga] or of action [Karma Yoga]. Be thou, O arjuna, a yogi!”

Nayaswami Dhyana met Swami Kriyananda in 1980 and has since helped in the founding of several Ananda communities and centers. She is the co-Spiritual Director of Ananda India, and travels and lectures extensively, helping to support Ananda India’s communities and centers.

Spend Sunday morning with like-minded truth-seeking souls. Satsang includes chanting, a short meditation, discourse, followed by arti and prasad. You are welcome to join the fire ceremony and group meditation at 9:00 – 10:00 am, before Satsang.