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What Career Should I Choose to Facilitate My Spiritual Growth?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from N S: I’m a college student, 19 years old, from India. I’m naturally good in academics, especially maths and computer science. I’m doing an engineering degree and plan to go into academic research, out of respect for my late father’s wishes. I don’t have any inclination to pursue other activities like dance, music, art, business etc. But I still feel doubtful whether…

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Career Ambition, Small Desires, and the Spiritual Path

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Kana Yuhi: Can we be ambitious in pursuits like our career, money-making etc. if we’re on the spiritual path? Also, If I’m on the spiritual path, is it wrong buy little things which you want but do not need?

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How Can I Be Selfless, But Not Overdo It?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Leah: My question is about spiritual softness and tolerance for those who are not even trying as it relates to making my own living. Is it Spirituality harmful to myself to go above and beyond, trying to please my employer and customers by exhausting myself, repeatedly used for superior service without receiving any credit… Or is that spiritual service by definition?…

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I Have Had Disappointing Results in My Work. I Can’t Hear Yogananda’s Guidance.

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Anonymous: Namaste, I have been going through tough times at my job for the past few years, and despite of doing above average work, the results are disappointing. I have been a kriyaban for 2 years. I was advised to commune with Yogananda and seek his guidance. However I am not sure if I am getting any. As I understand it,…

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How to Work With Financial Karma

Nayaswami Hassi

Question from Sarang: I have been asked leave company citing performance issues 5th time in my career. I am responsible for 7 members of my family. Materially me and my brother are in huge debt. After my dad’s loss world turned upside down for us within few mins. Are these repetitive patterns in my career are because of some bad Karma or it’s…

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I Am Experiencing Recurring Financial Turbulence. What Can I Do?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Ashish: I undergo circumstances which are repetitive: I find myself in financial turbulence, repeating itself in exactly the same way. No sooner I get out of one, another is sitting there, waiting. Please give me some guidance. I am not into any wrong habits. I just want to get out of it. “Fed up” would be the more appropriate expression.

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What Is the Use of Performing Mundane Tasks on the Path Toward Enlightenment?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Carolyn: Is there any usefulness to performing life’s mundane tasks, like due dates, college, jobs, etc. in terms of spiritual enlightenment? Right now, my immediate future of college and career building seems mundane and fruitless under the enormous shadow of enlightenment. None of these human-made things can compare! What’s the point of it all?! Is there any spiritual reason to stress…

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Spiritualizing Your Work

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Ekaakshar: Hi, I am an 18-year-old studying in 12th standard. I had 100k views on a song cover of a song which was a new version of a Sufi kawali which is very famous as a pop song. Well, I believe in God and want to do music which is good for people. Can I do pop music for my YouTube…

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Spiritual and Material Success with Abundance

Nayaswami Hassi

Question from Ankita: I have left my job and serving my notice period. By the side, I am a Kriyaban. To my understanding, I am in love with the path of spirituality and enjoy every second when in Ananda Sangha. I will have to take up another job just because I am not financially independent and need money to borne my expenses. But…