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Forever young

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from Tammy Tambrella: Are there any special techniques to maintain a youthful appearance? Is it possible to not age at all?

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I want to meditate, but my family doesn’t support me

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from Vincent: Dear Sir, Ever since 1974 after reading Paramhansa Yogananda autobiography I have tried to live a spritual life.I have social problems in my believe with my conservative Catholic family members. I practice meditation and read vedic books in secrecy. I am now following your meditation techniques when no family members are at home. Please guide me. Thank you

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Do we experience love through the senses?

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from Brock: How can we experience anything without the senses? Aren’t emotions such as love, bliss, etc. not experienced through the senses? If they weren’t, how could we know they were happening?

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Wanting to break off a friendship

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from SS: I have a friend, who is nosey, lives vicariously through me, and makes judgmental comments. We have nothing in common,except family issues. I have become deeply spiritual, unlike her. She remains a frustrated sensualist. I don’t share my personal problems with anyone anymore except my husband, and I rely on God now, not friends. She is a good-hearted person, but…

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Should I end a friendship to please my fiance?

Nayaswami Seva

Question from Abha: Which is greater: maintaining a pure friendship with someone (of the opposite sex) who I believe has been a dear friend in past lifetimes, or satisfying the insecurity of my fiance by ending all contact with the friend?

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Yogananda and Islam

Nayaswami Pranaba

Question from Craig Berry: Hello, I’ve not read anything about Islam in the writings of Yogananda or Kriyananda. How does Islam and Mohammed factor into the spiritual? Thank you

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Misinterpretation of Scriptures

Nayaswami Devarshi

Question from Ken McEntee: To some, the Bhagavad Gita is a violent book depicting war. Of course, those who understand the text know that the war is not a typical, man against man war, but a war between the spiritual and the material. I am told about the violence of Islam and the Quran. I know little about Islam and am not sure where…

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Spiritualizing daily life

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Ashwath: I am in a rather peculiar position in life. Almost everyday for one half of the day, I have an immense overpowering longing to give up all my worldly desires and live just for god.How I long for the life of a saint described in AOY! Then during the 2nd half of the day I take a tail flip! All…

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Lost years of Jesus

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from Ronald Cunningham: What is the truth about Jesus in India during the “lost years” of scripture between His youth and His ministry?