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Do We Not Have Dreams During Our Last Day on Earth?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Frank: Hello, I have read that Master Yogananda said that during a persons’ last day on earth, he/she won’t dream. Did Master ever go into more detail about this? Thank you.

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Will Having Pets Help or Hurt My Spiritual Growth?

Nayaswami Mukti

Question from Rush: I have a practical-living question. Forgive me if it sounds silly, but did the Master ever speak about if having pets could help or hurt one’s spiritual growth? I ask because I know in some religions, dogs are considered not ideal- while other pets like cats or fish are fine. Dogs are also usually excitable and are more ‘slaves to…

Dealing with Stress and Losing Hope

Nayaswami Maria

Question from Truthseeker: I’m a Kriyaban in India. I have been having a torrid two months, with issues concerning job, income and overall mental and spiritual well-being. I have tried to tune into Master and Swamiji with whatever I could, and have found great lessons in the experiences. However, I have been going through a lot of stress too, and I don’t feel…

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Does My Inner Peace Lead Me to Talk Too Much?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Anonymous: With regularity in spiritual practices and more or less constant remembrance of God, I feel joyous, alive, and peaceful throughout the day. My abilities to think and articulate have been greatly refined due to the invocation of God and His divine mercy and love. However, I find myself interacting with too many people, often unconsciously, without restraint on the themes…

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Overcoming Attachments and Harmful Emotions

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Chris: Feelings don’t always seem to follow logic. Through introspection, one can find the roots of his flaws — but simply acknowledging the real cause that brings forth these flaws does little to eliminate them. How can one get rid of attachments and desires which are rooted in the mind? Things like missing someone, feeling lonely — untrue to the reality that we’re…

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Live in the Present Moment

Nayaswami Mukti

Question from A: I fantasize way too much about the past, future, and about how my life would become beautiful if I didn’t think so much. I’m a doctor and preparing for a specialty which requires a lot of concentration. So, I fantasize about how I would succeed in a career, kriya practice, and relationships — if only my thinking would not take…

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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…

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…