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I Want to Know Myself and Live at Ananda

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Question from Deepak: I want to know myself. I am in deep depression and want to become disciple of you, and live with you. Whatever work you give me, I will do. I want to know life, karma, and everything about life, soul, karma.

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The Rise of Prejudice and Bigotry in the World

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Question from Siddharth Kumar: Right wing Hinduism is on rise in India. People are increasingly becoming divided. India increasingly feels like a mess. Growing economy with many poor people. Unemployed people getting angry. Fight over language and caste. Politicians dividing people to get votes. Rise of radical Islam. Far-right Hindus calling for genocide of minorities. Ever growing population. Why is all this chaos going…

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Negative Thoughts Harming Others

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Question from SSing: Unintentional negative thoughts, when they come true, are very harmful to me and sometimes loved ones. I really want to control them and don’t want to harm anyone. I am tired of the negative thoughts which I don’t want but they appear in my mind and at times, come true.

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My Dream About a Wolf Pack

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Question from Crystal: For the past 2 weeks I keep having dreams about a wolf pack. They’re always black except one white wolf and pose no threat — comforting me in my dreams but why are they constantly in them?

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I’ve Been Psychically Attacked. What To Do?

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Question from KK: Beloved Ananda, I’d like to know how to protect myself. A person living next door to me has been attacking me psychically for 5 years. Now, when I’m trying to sleep (when in REM sleep), she makes a loud noise from over the wall & it startles me. I cannot sleep & most nights in apprehension of this happening, I…

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Handling Negative Emotions

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Question from APS: Over the last 9-10 yrs, I have felt my awareness increasing day by day. Subtle feelings of others and their true nature is magnified and presented to me in daily interactions. I am unable to handle them and usually keep quiet. Over time those negative emotions get expressed in a not so healthy manner i.e. anger, irritations etc. and I…

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How and Why Did I Have this Dream?

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Question from Devika: I had a vivid dream that a friend had gone to this shady place and was up to some illegal things and when caught by the police he really got embarrassed and was sorry seeing all of our friends. The next day when I spoke to him and casually mentioned the dream, he confided in me that he actually had…

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Why Did Yogananda Allow Garlic and Onions?

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Question from Sukhmandeep: Why didn’t Paramhansa Yogananda prohibit the usage of onion and garlic as in Indian yogic tradition? These are considered tamasic and are strictly prohibited.

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Do Avatars Have Karma?

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Question from APS: When an Avatar takes birth, can he or she again accumulate karma? If yes, can they again fall into cycle of birth and death? If there are souls which are not bound to take rebirth, and take birth on Earth out of compassion, can we categorize them as Avatars? Can Avatars be coming from other planetary systems to earth?

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What Does Visual Experience with Closed Eyes Mean?

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Question from Amanda: Hi there! Sometimes when my eyes are closed and I am in a deeper state of focus and concentration, I will see the light and tunnel but sometimes I will also see shadow symbols or figures. Is this anything of significance in meaning? Especially when I’m focusing on relaxation / sleep. Thanks!