Nitya Chaitanya Yati

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Nitya Chaitanya Yati was a philosopher, psychologist, author and poet. He was an exponent of Advaita Vedanta and the successor to Nataraja Guru, who was in turn the successor to Narayana Guru.


Yati was born as K.R.Jayachandrapanicker on 2 November 1924 at Vakayar in Pathanamthitta district, Kerala. He left home after completing schooling and wandered throughout India. On his return, he joined UC College at Aluva and graduated in philosophy.[1]

Yati became a monk after meeting with Ramana Maharshi. He later succeeded Nataraja as head of the Narayana Gurukulam, a worldwide contemplative community, after a long apprenticeship.[2]

Yati died on 19 April 1999.

Works in English[edit]

  • That Alone, the Core of Wisdom, DK Print World (2013) ISBN 81-246-0240-9
  • Love and Blessings (Autobiography), Narayana Gurukala (2000) ISBN 0-9706549-0-1
  • Meditations on the Self, Narayana Gurukala (1974)
  • Psychology of Darsana Mala, DK Print World (2004) ISBN 81-246-0254-9
  • In the Stream of Consciousness, East-West University (1976)
  • Bhagavad Gita, South Asia Books (1993) ISBN 81-246-0010-4
  • Living the Science of Harmonious Union (Patanjali’s Yoga Shastra), DK Print World (2009) ISBN 81-246-0494-0

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ Scott Teitsworth, "Introduction to the American Edition" in "Love and Blessings: The Autobiography of Guru Nitya Chaitanya Yati". (Varkala, Kerala, Bainbridge Island, Washington, Portland, Oregon: Narayana Gurukula, 2003), XXVI.