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I Am Introverted, And a Kriya Yogi. Should I Stay Single Or Marry?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Anurag: I’m 40yr old man.owing to certain struggles in my life earlier i haven’t yet married.also being an introverted personality i don’t much feel the emotional need,although there is physical urge and a sence of shirking duty bestowed upon me by my near n dear ones’ constant pressure.im a kriyaban for long but honestly not good at it and i absolutely…

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Why Does a Soul Want Experiences, if it is Perfect? Are Souls Different?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from SS: Why does the soul want to have experiences if it is perfect and already in the presence of God? How does the soul in the beginning get a form- a rock, plant, animal, human? there is a missing link here that I can’t understand? Are souls of different types/natures from the beginning?

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Is Lord Rama Real? What Do the Kriya Masters Say about Him?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Rounak Agrawal: Both Yogananada ji & Sri Yukteswar Giri ji spoke much about Krishna, but little about Lord Rama. Perhaps Lord Rama is more widely worshipped in India than Krishna. So I wanted to know their views on Lord Rama. When did the Ramayana happen? Is Lord Rama mythical or real? Valmiki’s Ramayana mentions that Lord Rama ruled the earth for 11000…

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Were Jesus and Krishna Avatars or Spiritual Masters?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Sam: Ramakrishna said Krishna and Jesus were incarnations of God. Yogananda said they were spiritual masters who established their union with God. Why is there such a difference in their teachings? Yogananda said that spiritual masters are free to come and go because they are one with God. Ramakrishna said that God himself incarnates on earth. What exactly is the difference…

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Is Even-Mindedness Possible?

Nayaswami Mukti

Question from SS: I have read that to be emotionally reactive produces karma, negative karma I assume. Isn’t this saying that you have to be even minded all the time and accept everything that comes your way even severe trials and mistreatment from other people? It doesn’t make any sense to me as most people will react emotionally at being abused, mistreated, or…

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What Is Spiritual Pride?

Nayaswami Mukti

Question from SS: Why is it that even if some people who do a lot of austerities like meditation, mantra chanting, pilgrimages, scripture study don’t change much, and still lack self awareness, and remain selfish and self centered? Austerities are done to purify the mind to draw closer to God, how come their minds are not getting purified? and don’t austerities help to…

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God Doesn’t Help Me. Does He Not Care?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Esak: For years I have asked God, or some aspect of God, for help for a specific problem. It hasn’t helped. They say you must have faith. Well, I have enough faith to ask for help. But why should I have faith? Is God so weak that He can’t help if you don’t have enough faith? Then He/She is nothing but…

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Opening the Heart for God’s Blessings

Nayaswami Hassi

Question from Namita: Currently I am going through an unknown anxiety. The reason is unknown. e.g. I used to drive few years back. But one small accident happened three years back and I completely lost my confidence to drive again. Though it was minor, but I hurt one man slightly. Due to this I keep on fearing and unable to drive, keep on…

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Why Should We Say Affirmations in the Present Tense

Nayaswami Mukti

Question from SS: What is the reason behind saying affirmations in the present tense, that is to say you already have wealth even if you are materially poor, or if you want good friends to affirm you already have it? it appears contradictory? is it because you are affirming from a “spiritual” level instead of one’s limited “egoic” material level where clearly there…