“Environment is stronger than will power.” According to Paramhansa Yogananda, who stresses the importance of spending time with other devotees. Nayaswami Premdas’s life serves as a quintessential example of this principle, whether in person or virtually. Currently he serves and supports seekers, students and devotees on The Path of Kriya Yoga, the essential teachings of Yogananda, at Ananda Sangha Worldwide. Many people however, still recognize him from the kitchens of The Expanding Light and Ananda Assisi where he cooked oodles of delicious, joy-filled meals.
In this conversation with Colleen and Rachel, Premdas outlines the path of Kriya Yoga and the required steps for Kriya initiation. He also acknowledges Ananda’s unique approach that respects each individual’s spiritual unfolding and their relationship with God and Guru.
Nayaswami Premdas’s spiritual journey is a shining example of how to make the most of the opportunities life presents to us and a testament to the many blessings of Ananda. Like Yogananda said, “… it takes very, very, VERY good karma for a person even to want to know God!”