Touch of
: A Yogi's Guide to Lasting Happiness


Everyone wants happiness.
We chase after it daily.
We look for it in relationships, in careers, in financial security, in good health . . .
In other people—a lover, a spouse, a friend, or our own children.
In the world around us—elected leaders, clean environment, world peace.
It depends on so many circumstances and people . . .
Over which we have no control.
No wonder that Lasting Happiness . . .
Has always eluded us.

There were a way to be happy ALL THE TIME . . .
A way to experience JOY . . . WITHOUT CONDITIONS.
No matter what takes place around us
Or what happens to us . . .
What if we could remain even-minded, calm, and peaceful
Happy . . .
In all circumstances . . .
Because deep within us
There is a place
Untouched by external events
Where JOY resides.
Not a fleeting, ephemeral, conditional joy . . .
But rather . . .
Joy that needs no causes . . .
Joy that just IS.


Touch of Joy: A Yogi’s Guide to Lasting Happiness shows us the secret to finding that JOY.

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“Gem after gem. Touch of Joy is full of day-to-day, practical spirituality, hard-won wisdom, loving compassion, gentle humor, and soaring joyous inspiration.”Joseph Selbie, author of The Yugas and The Physics of God

What Other Authors Are Saying

Touch of Joy brings Yogananda’s remarkable legacy to everyday life. Jyotish and Devi Novak offer us fresh stories, shiny pearls of wisdom, and practical applications for spiritual living in today’s world.”
—Philip Goldberg, author of American Veda and The Real Life of Yogananda

“One of the most important scientific discoveries of the twentieth century is that consciousness defined as—existence, awareness, and joy—is the ground of all being. Touch of Joy is designed to take you to the joy of unity consciousness.  I strongly recommend it.”
—Amit Goswami, Ph. D., Quantum Physicist and author of The Self-Aware Universe and The Everything Answer Book

 “I literally felt ‘touched with joy’ while reading this book by Jyotish and Devi Novak—a collection of the most amazing articles, which will bring inspiration and satisfaction to any spiritual seeker. I would recommend it to everyone interested in improving the quality of their lives.”
—Vanamali Devi, author of The Song of God and The Play of Rama

“A treasure trove of inspiration and guidance for every possible situation—an outstanding achievement!”
—Naidhruva Rush, author of Change Your Magnetism, Change Your Life

“Jyotish and Devi’s deep humility, profound wisdom, and universal love for all enable them to transmit the highest teachings of yoga through Touch of Joy.
—Joseph Bharat Cornell, author of Sharing Nature and Deep Nature Play

“Gem after gem. Touch of Joy is full of day-to-day, practical spirituality, hard-won wisdom, loving compassion, gentle humor, and soaring joyous inspiration.”
—Joseph Selbie, author of The Yugas and The Physics of God

“I so enjoy the pearls of wisdom from Devi and Jyotish. I find them to be very deep, yet useful and applicable to everyday life.”
—Diksha McCord, author of Healing Kitchen and Vegetarian Cooking for Starters

“Each ‘touch’ of joy can guide you to a life of joy!”
—Kraig Brockschmidt, author of Solving Stress: The Power to Remain Cool and Calm Amidst Chaos

“I recommend you keep this book close at all times. A dip into any of its articles of spiritual encouragement is like stepping into a refreshingly clear and cool river on a hot day.”
—Savitri Simpson, teacher, and author of The Meaning of DreamingChakras for Starters, and other spiritually uplifting books

“This book touches on compact gems of wisdom that are instructive, insightful, and entertaining. I often find they address issues I’m currently working to resolve, showing me their universal nature and helping me to live the spiritual path as a great adventure.”
—Lila Devi, founder of Spirit-in-Nature Essences and author of From Bagels to Curry

“Full of rare insights for everyone interested in yoga, meditation, and joy.”
—Nischala Cryer, co-Founder of Ananda University, and author of The Four Stages of Yoga: How to Lead a Fulfilling Life

About the Authors

Jyotish and Devi Novak are dynamic emissaries of Yogananda. They travel the world sharing Yogananda’s teachings and blessing people with the pratical and heart-opening path of  Kriya Yoga. Jyotish and Devi trained with Swami Kriyananda, a direct disciple of Yogananda, for nearly 50 years. They are the Spiritual Directors of Ananda, a global movement of 140,000 people living the change we all want to see in the world.

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