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Is the Divine Mother to Be Feared?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Sam: According to Yogananda & Ramakrishna Paramhansa, Devi is the Divine Mother of the universe who has an all-forgiving nature. But in India She is worshipped with respect, awe & perhaps fear by most people. Besides, even animal sacrifice is performed as a ritual. The complicated worship of Devi is performed very carefully (lest She would be displeased). In many books…

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How to Pray to Mother Kali

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Andrew Roberts: Hello! I love to pray to Divine Mother. Last night when I asked Maa how I should pray to her (at this time) the response I felt was “Kali.” What is recommended regarding initiation into Kali prayer? Is it appropriate to meditate on a short mantra of hers, such as Om Krim Kalikayai Namah? Jai Maa, Andrew

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Which Mantra Is Best for Peace?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Rajender Kalra: Which mantra should I chant for a peaceful life? Hare Krishna mantra or Gayatri mantra?

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How to Love God Who Is Beyond Form and Qualities?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Sumesh Gopu: I am doing the second course in path of Kriya yoga. But I listen to Master’s speech about how GOD is love. But what I understand (which is limited) GOD has no such character. He is nirgun (without qualities). He doesn’t love or hate. This was my understanding. Could you help me clear my confusion?

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How Can I Unblock My Self-Love?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Nadia: I feel like I need to unblock my fears and start listening more to my intuition, it’s like I’ve got my chest blocked with anxiety. People say that I always give a lot of love to everyone, but somehow I never feel like I deserve to give love to myself. How can I exercise or unblock my self-love?

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The Sri Yantra Symbol

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Leonel Medina Moreno: Namaste! I feel attracted to the Sri Yantra symbol and intuitively I perceive some meanings of this Sacred Geometry, but my questions are: Did Yogananda or Kriyananda ever talk about what this symbol means? It has some value or can be useful to a student of Yoganandaji’s teachings in some way? And last question: I have a Sri Yantra altar…

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Awakening the Energy of the Heart

Nayaswami Hassi

Question from Seeker: During a recent puja at home, I saw a sudden flash of a 1000-petaled flower in deep pink color. The petals were fanning out in concentric circles from the center. Inside the flower’s core, I saw a child or a tiny person nestled (not sure since I was seeing it all from far above). The image was powerful but fleeting,…