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How to Love God

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Raani: I am a vedantist. I am wondering how to reconcile that with “loving God” and devotion. Thank you.

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How to Relate to Various Gods and Goddesses

Nayaswami Pranaba

Question from Aishwarya: Hi, I was raised a Hindu and have been worshiping and loving the Gods and Goddesses of my faith.Image and idol worship has always been the norm. And I was fine with it all along. But now as I am trying to live more consciously I’m disturbed about the images/idols. Disturbing thoughts grip and shake me. I’m constantly, inconsolably in…

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How to Be More Devotional!

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from G.H.: I am in the process of reconstructing my life so that I am less distracted and can put more time into becoming a true devotee of God. I could use help in how to better my meditation process to become completely adsorbed in spirit, thereby not hearing, seeing, or feeling any of life’s distractions around me. In other words, directing…

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What Is This Tickling Sensation In My Forehead?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Phalguni Dave: Aum Sri Sai Ram, Please advise and help. I am not trying to focus on my midbrow slightly above and between my eyes, but I feel that tingling, tickling sensation there that opens my nasals and makes me smile. I feel it especially when I am chanting stotrams. It is an autonomous sensation that something during my chanting is too…

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What it Means to be Pure-Hearted

Nayaswami Pranaba

Question from S: There are so many versions of what it means to be pure hearted..Could you tell me what are the traits of a pure hearted person and apart from meditation, what are the ways to achieve it..Also with life and experiences, is it truly possible to be aspure hearted as a baby or a child?

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How to Open the Heart

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Lois: When attempting to do a heart opening meditation or any guided meditation that focuses on the heart chakra…I feel numb. I feel no sensations, no warmth…no glowing light…nothing. There is a sense of a big void there…a black whole…is the best way to describe the “nothingness” I feel.

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How to Awaken Devotion in Your Heart

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Ioney: Joy to you. I having being doing Kirya Yoga (MASTERS)for 14 years loves it could not live without it.It has help me in so many different ways. However how to balance head and heart. I have strong feelings in head How to concentrate on heart and feel more love. And what is love how is it different from joy. Thanks…

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Can I Pray to Mahavatar Babaji While Following Another Path?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Govinda: Why am I so drawn to Babaji and serve two different paths? I pray to Nityananda and Babaji almost daily, repeat “Om Naha Shivaya,” and am still drawn to Babaji for His help with my life. I offer my work every day, feed the poor, and don’t get paid. I completely changed my lifestyle, eat only healthy foods, and try…

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Why Doesn’t God Fulfill Our Needs and Guide Us Clearly?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Pavan: Hi, I feel there is no free will. I can quote you in Ramakrishna’s teachings: “Nothing can occur against the will of God.” If God is our own mother, why can’t She fulfill our needs? At least why doesn’t She at least tell us yes or no. She may show various hints indirectly, but what is the point if we…

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The Life of an Avatar

Yogananda described himself as manifesting, in particular, the divine qualities of joy, love and wisdom. A quality less frequently recognized as divine is power. “Paramhansa Yogananda: A Biography” is perhaps among accounts of Yogananda’s life unique as a testament to his divine power.