Touch of Peace: Living the Teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda
Authors: Nayaswami Jyotish and Nayaswami Devi
With all of the changes taking place in the world around us, the need for inner peace is greater than ever before. Learning to live in peace under all circumstances is the secret of a happy life. This powerful collection of spiritual writings will change your life by guiding you through inspiration and new perspectives for facing life’s challenges and finding peace within. Drawing from the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda (author of the classic Autobiography of a Yogi), Touch of Peace shares practical tools, instructive stories, and right attitudes to help you tap the wellsprings of peace inside you.
“Who among us has not had to deal with his share of trials? It is worry, even more than the trial itself, that usually does damage to our peace and happiness,” said author, Nayaswami Jyotish. “Raising our consciousness is the true solution” he continues, for facing the battlefield of life—to keep us from sinking into our worries, so we may learn to overcome our trials.
In their newest release, Touch of Peace, co-authors Nayaswami Jyotish and Nayaswami Devi, show us the way forward to a brighter future. Since the onset of the global tsunami of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the resulting dramatic changes in people’s lives around the world, the passages within this book offer fresh perspective, practices, and ancient yoga teachings to help individuals deal with the special challenges we face.
After the success of their first three books, Touch of Light, Touch of Joy, and Touch of Love, Nayaswami Jyotish and Devi offer a lifeline in a sea of uncertainty within each letter found in Touch of Peace. Based on their famous blog, A Touch of Light, this book is the compilation of profound and practical spiritual teachings faithfully shared in the spirit of their beloved guru, Paramhansa Yogananda and his direct disciple, Swami Kriyananda.
“Joy is a dynamic choice we can make every day.” —Nayaswami Devi
“What happens to us is far less important than what we become.” —Nayaswami Jyotish
About the Authors
Nayaswami Jyotish and Nayaswami Devi serve as living examples of spirituality and loving friendship. After serving closely with Swami Kriyananda for nearly fifty years, they continue to travel as a couple, serving dynamically—and when needed, virtually—all over the world, as global emissaries of the yoga master, Paramhansa Yogananda and his universal spiritual teachings of Self-realization. Yogananda is most known for his widely-acclaimed spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi.
Nayaswami Jyotish is the author of several books on meditation and related subjects, including How to Meditate and Lessons in Meditation, along with Thirty Day Essentials for Career and Thirty Day Essentials for Marriage. He also is the creator of Meditation Therapy (TM).
Nayaswami Devi is the author of Faith is My Armor: The Life of Swami Kriyananda and the editor of The Light of Superconsciousness and Intuition for Starters, both by Swami Kriyananda. They are co-authors of the book series, Touch of Light: Living the Teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, which is a compilation of their weekly blog. This series is available through Crystal Clarity Publishers.
"What does it feel like to truly experience peace? To be still in our hearts no matter what is happening around us? This book answers such questions and more through the ancient, time-tested wisdom of the East. Within its pages are simple yogic solutions to the hardest questions posed by Life, based on the practical spiritual guidance of authors Jyotish and Devi, disciples of Paramhansa Yogananda.
"I return to these letters, again and again, finding solace and encouragement to face another day, more at peace than the last."
“Yogananda's teachings have been lived and shared by Jyotish and Devi for over 50 years. These essays are more than a "touch of peace," they are a deep dive into wisdom's sea for pearls not only of peace, but of love, bliss, and how to be with God.”
Surendra James Conti, Spiritual Director of Ananda Portland and author of Let Me Remember This
“Get ready to enjoy story, after story, after inspiring story about the quest for inner peace—a quest in which we all participate, whether we are fully conscious of it or not. Each chapter (one for every week of the year) will charm you with fresh insights about finding your place of peace within daily life, thus being able to become, as St. Frances said, ‘… an instrument of Thy peace.’ Surely there can be no better personal quest for us, especially during the present time of major challenges in the world in which we live!”
Nayaswami Savitri, author of The Meaning of Dreaming, Chakras for Starters, and the Treta Yuga Trilogy of spiritual novels
“It has been my pleasure to read and praise all of the books in this series beginning with Touch of Light and now Touch of Peace. Jyotish and Devi’s heartfelt, insightful, inspiring, and helpful thoughts address many of the questions and subjects of interest to all sincere seekers everywhere. Touch of Peace is another friendly companion to walk with along life’s spiritual journey.”
Joseph Puru Selbie, author of The Physics of God and The Yugas
“Touch of Peace is a collection of posts to bring us solace in a troubled world. The chapters in this gem of a book address the qualities of harmony, balance, and more. With the simplest explanations cloaked in clarity, Nayaswami Jyotish and Nayaswami Devi offer us practical tools to bring us to the shores of our own inner peace.”
Lila Devi, founder of Spirit-in-Nature Essences and author of 4 books including the spiritual memoir, From Bagels to Curry
“These blogs are just the right length to get a little boost of uplifting energy before turning out the light. I keep one of the Touch of Light series books on my bedside table, currently Touch of Love. I am looking forward to the publication of the new collection: Touch of Peace, many of which were written during the dark days of the pandemic. They are filled with words of comfort and wisdom. Of course, I read them one-by-one, as they came out over the weeks and months, but it is truly wonderful to have them gathered together in one volume. I highly recommend reading Touch of Peace as a perfect end to a busy day.”
S Reed, Minister, Lightbearer, Ananda Los Angeles
“This is the book you’ll want when life challenges you from all directions. These two spiritual teachers show how to bring peace to yourself—and the entire world.”
Nischala Cryer, author of The Four Stages of Yoga