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Grace vs. Self-Effort

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Anonymous: In the course of my spiritual progression, will I have to deal with vices like greed and selfishness one by one and pay attention to each one of them or with the passage of Self-realization, will I automatically lose interest in them? I ask because the desire for fame and a superiority complex, though mostly unintended, are hindering my spiritual…

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What is Spiritual?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Anonymous: I am an undergraduate student. My department elections are about to take place. Elections and office holding involve politics which means being tactical and prudential — both of which entail moving away from God. Love for God is a very recent development in my life —for a month or so I’ve been feeling the presence of God. If I enter the contest for…

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In Wakefulness and in Sleep: God, God, God

Nayaswami Maria

Question from Anonymous: Through out the day I feel highly energised due to a practice of deep breathing and feeling joy. I have benefited immensely from the advice of Paramhansa Yogananda as stated in his book Man’s Eternal Quest. However, I want to prolong this experience in the night as well. But deep and controlled breathing seems impossible at night as I lose…

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Does Babaji Still Live?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Ins: Is Mahavatar Babaji still alive or real? Sometimes I believe he is real and sometimes I believe he is not. Though while in meditation, I feel he is with me. He even answered my questions every time. But still, I doubt about his presence. Can you please guide me to get rid of all of my questions about him? Also,…

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Black Magic

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Tulika: How to remove black magic?

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I Dreamed of Babaji, Gorakhnath, and Shivananda

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Ashita: Last night I saw guru Gorakhnath or maybe Mahavatar Babaji in my dream. Two or three times I have seen Babaji, a tree, or even some type of cave and Swami Sivanandajii too. I don’t understand the whole meaning of this type of dream. I also tried to get answers from Babaji but never received them. Hope you will help…

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Order of the Yugas

Nayaswami Mukti

Question from Keith McDaniel: If in the book The Holy Science the Kali Yuga has ended and we are in the Dvapara Yuga — but Kali Yuga comes after the Dvapara. So how is it we go right back to the Dvapara? I’m confused. I hope this question isn’t to confusing.

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Samadhi

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Mathew: Nirvikalpa samadhi happens on which chakra? ‘Baptism on spirit’ happens on which chakra? “Born on spirit” happens on which chakra? Is “born on spirit” same as nirvikalpa samadhi?

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I See Events which Later Actually Happen

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Vivek: When a certain event is happening, I feel that I have already experienced it before. When I think about it, I realize that the event has repeated itself exactly as l had seen it earlier, but I don’t know where I have seen it before. Earlier on I was just thinking about it, and this thought-event had already passed away…