Naidhruva Rush graduated from Harvard Law School in 1964, and then worked in the Civil Rights Movement as a staff attorney for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. She later served as Director of Community Law Offices in New York City.
While working as a law professor in the mid-1970s, Naidhruva read Paramhansa Yogananda’s classic Autobiography of a Yogi, and a year later, moved to Ananda Village with her eight-year-old son. Since then, Naidhruva has served as a minister and teacher at Ananda, offering courses on meditation and spiritual living. She currently serves as editor of The Essence of Clarity (formerly Clarity Magazine) and previously edited In Divine Friendship and Swami Kriyananda: A Life in God. Naidhruva is also the author of The Ananda Cookbook.