"I want to know about life. Not just what has happened in the past, but what I am supposed to be doing here today. What’s it all about?"

- Harry Fruitgarden





























































































































































Books by Lawrence Vijay Girard (Nayaswami Vijay)

At the age of seventeen Lawrence Vijay Girard (Nayaswami Vijay) became a disciple of the Indian Master of Yoga, Parmahansa Yogananda (Author of the spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi). He was ordained as a minister in 1978 by Swami Kriyananda - one of Yogananda's foremost direct disciples. For over forty years he has been practicing and sharing the application of spiritual principles to the challenges of daily life, including over four years in India.


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Stress Solutions

by Lawrence Vijay Girard

ISBN-13: 978-0964645790 - paperback - 92 pages - Original Edition 2011- $9.95

This easy to read guide will take you from the basics about stress that you might already know, to an understanding about how all of life works from the “inside out”. This new perspective will help you to evaluate every aspect of your life in the light of what causes you stress and what you can do about it.

We can’t always control what life throws at us, but we can choose how we respond, Stress Solutions will give you the tools to respond positively in any situation. Stress Solutions is not a simple list of do’s and don’ts, but a system for evaluating your own unique circumstances and coming up with solutions that will work for you.

You will learn how to recognize and respond consciously to stressful influences; be they mental, physical or spiritual. Specific techniques will guide you in how to avoid and/or release stress, and most importantly, how to strengthen yourself so that you are less affected by any kind of stress.

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Way of the Positive Flow

by Lawrence Vijay Girard (Nayaswami Vijay)

ISBN 0-9646457-8-5 EAN 9780964645783 - Paperback - 154 pages - Revised Edition 2010 - E-Book Available - $14.95

This is a fresh, easy to read approach to exploring the spiritual nature of life. Most importantly, it is a clear and practical guide for making choices about how to live in a way that will lead to lasting happiness.

Reaching beyond the boundaries of sectarianism Lawrence Vijay Girard presents a wonderful vision of each person's potential to experience the wisdom, love and joy that is at the core of the way life is made.

One of the unique features of this book is that it contains a formula for finding the solutions in life that will bring about positive results in any situation.

The basis of Way of the Positive Flow is found in the personal experience of each person that applies its principles and precepts. This is not a presentation of beliefs to be blindly followed, but a road map for finding the hidden treasure of spiritual truth that each person has within their own self.

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Flowing in the Workplace - A guide to Personal and Professional Success

by Lawrence Vijay Girard

ISBN 0-9646457-5-0 - Paperback - 140 pages - Original Edition 2004 - E-Book Available - $14.95

Each day we are challenged to find meaning and fulfillment in our lives. The workplace demands strength and toughness, while in our personal lives we seek simply to be happy, with a positive sense of purpose, and a joyful loving relationship with our friends and family. Is there a way to achieve outward success and inward fulfillment?

Lawrence Vijay Girard has bridged the gap between an inspirational and practical approach to business. Based on a fresh expression of time honored precepts about how life works from the "inside out", Flowing in the Workplace presents a formula for success that takes into account each person's unique situation and can be applied to virtually any life or business challenge.

This presentation of life transforming ideas is easy and entertaining to read, yet deep with insights about how each of us can experience true lasting fulfillment.

Those who struggle daily in the workplace often feel desperate to find a sense of personal well-being, but they aren't sure where to go or what to do. Forward thinking companies are recognizing more and more , the importance of the mental, physical and spiritual health of their workers. This spiritually based, yet completely non-sectarian approach to business provides the tools and basic road map for achieving personal and professional success.

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Meditation: The Science and Art of Stillness

by Lawrence Vijay Girard (Nayaswami Vijay)

ISBN 0-9646457-7-7 EAN 9780964645776 - Paperback - 80 pages - Original Edition 2010 - E-Book Available - $ 9.95

This concise and easy to read guide to meditation has just the right blend of straightforward practicality and calm spirituality. You will find the what, how, when and where of meditation without needing a philosophy degree to understand it. Believers and skeptics alike will enjoy the frank discussion and practical application of deep spiritual principles as they are brought into the scientific light of each person's ability to experience these truths for themselves.

Inside you will find the Hong-Sau Meditation Technique as it was taught by Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi. This ancient technique has been handed down through the centuries because of the simple fact that it works.

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Positive Flow Parenting

by Lawrence Vijay Girard

ISBN 0-9646457-3-4 - Paperback - 289 pages - Original Edition 2002 - $18.50

Parenting at its heart is about nurturing children with all that is good in life while helping them to develop the tools of body, mind and spirit that will enable them to live their lives with confidence, enthusiasm, joy and love. Positive Flow Parenting breaks through the boundaries of sectarianism and presents a spiritually based approach to parenting that takes into account the unique qualities of each individual parent and child.

Through an in-depth exploration of the underlying energies that animate our children, ourselves and the world around us, we can discover the secret to living in harmony with our children while we guide them to their highest potential.

Positive Flow Parenting is both practical and inspirational because it is rooted in each person's actual experience of their inner connection to life itself.

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Doorway to a New Lifetime: Childbirth from a Spiritual View

by Lawrence Vijay Girard

ISBN 0-9646457-0-X - Paperback - 171 pages - Original Edition 1995 - $ 12.95

Doorway to a New Lifetime will give you a framework from which you can consciously create a childbirth experience that expresses your highest spiritual aspirations. It will guide you in understanding the underlying spiritual energies surrounding childbirth - from before conception through delivery.

Discover how to harmonize yourself with the natural forces of life that allow birth itself to happen. Explore the what's and whys of subjects like: The Mystery of life * The Spiritual Nature of Sexuality * Transmuting Sexual Energy * Spiritualizing Physical Union * Conscious Conception * Natural or UnNatural Childbirth? * Western Medicine: Sin or Savior? * Energy Control for Childbirth.

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The Adventures of Harry Fruitgarden: Book #1 What's it All About?

by Lawrence Vijay Girard

ISBN 0-9646457-4-2 - Paperback - 161 pages - Original Edition 2002 - $ 12.95

Harry Fruitgarden is funny, adventurous and full of questions. He wants to know the "why" of everything. Like a scientist, he is studying how life works. As he moves through school, scouts, an amusement park and the wilderness, Harry Fruitgarden searches for ideas that will help him to be happy and more successful in life.

Even though Harry is a young philosopher, his youthful joy and wisdom is never boring. His search for truth in life will inspire you to find truth in your own life.

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The Adventures of Harry Fruitgarden: Book #2 Who Would Have Guessed?

by Lawrence Vijay Girard

ISBN 0-9646457-6-9 - Paperback - 250 pages - Original Edition 2004 - $ 12.95

The adventure continues as Harry goes to a summer camp in Colorado. As a young philosopher Harry Fruitgarden explores life with a keen desire to know about how life works. His knack for finding trouble and his inspirations for getting out of trouble will provide you with both laughs and food for thought about how your own life works.

Horses, spirits, American Indians and new friends are all a part of Harry's summer adventures. This is a celebration of the discovery that life is full of opportunities to learn, love and have fun!

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The Journey of Discipleship: Traveling with Swamiji

by Lawrence Vijay Girard

ISBN 0-9646457-2-6 - Paperback - 527 pages - Original Edition 2006 - $ 20.00

In 1920 one of India's great spiritual emissaries, Paramhansa Yogananda (author of the spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi) arrived in America to share a fresh and dynamic expression of the ancient Indian tradition of Yoga. In 1948, J. Donald Walters - later to be know as Swami Kriyananda - arrived at the Master's ashram to become a disciple. Since Yogananda's passing in 1952 Swami Kriyananda has become recognized around the world as one of Paramhansa Yogananda's foremost direct disciples.

This is the story of a "next generation" disciple's view experience with Swami Kriyananda, the path of Self-Realization, and life in the early years of Ananda Village - a spiritual community based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda.


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