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Distracting thoughts

Nayaswami Seva

Question from Janine Johnson: Hi!!!! Oh this is so great! I have been a PY student for a few years now. Although I meditate at least once a day, I do not do the Energization Exercises but I do try to do yoga at bare minimum every other day. I have many q’s about meditation though. Lately I have been feeling distracted. I try…

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Studying for exams

Nayaswami Pranaba

Question from Nirmal: I have major exams coming up for my medical course. However, every time I think of the amount of revision I need to do in order to regurgitate the memorized facts in the exams, I get very anxious and try not to worry about it. There is a lot of pressure put on us if we are aiming for a…

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Does honesty pay off?

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from ashwin: My sister is a honest, caring, straightforward, talented, and a truly loving girl. Because of these qualities she is facing immense stress at her university. She is constantly harassed, insulted, and humiliated by others because she sticks out ! And also because she does not know how to get a job done on the sly, she pays a huge price.…

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Difficulties at work

Nayaswami Pranaba

Question from tanmay: I am working as a software engineer but I hate the environment I work in. In fact, I find myself in a new suffocation everyday. I feel I am not suitable for the job I am in, however I dont know what should I do. The environment where I work only provides a good package but otherwise it gets on…

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Organ donation

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from Rama Bhakti: What does Master or Swami Kriyananda say about organ donation after death (like after a car accident people donate their organs for another person to live). Is it bad for our astral body as we move to the astral world, or is it a good selfless service?

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The End of The World

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from Josh: I have seen a lot of things on TV lately about the year 2012. Could it be “Armageddon” or the end of the world or something along those lines? I was wondering if anyone at Ananda believed that or what if anything it could mean?

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How do I deal with life’s challenges?

Nayaswami Pranaba

Question from vaishu: In my life I felt calm and quiet for some years and then after a period of time, calamities and problems seemed to come one after another. After a very big turmoil, my life seemed to be steady again but the chain of challenges still doesn’t seem to be broken yet. Meditation is not possible in this unstable state of…

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Questions about the Bible and its interpretations

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from James: I am puzzled by the explanations you promote of Biblical stories and teachings. Please understand that I am not assuming you are wrong. First of all, why is it that the Bible would not have just come out and said those things in the way you explain it? Why word things in such a way as to create confusion? Would…

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Service and the spiritual path

Nayaswami Seva

Question from neelkanth: I am 28 years old. For the last 6 years I have been struggling to get more established on the spiritual path. Right now it’s a battle between spiritual life and material life where I am unable to get rid of my desires for material things. I feel very frustrated because I am neither here nor there. Please help.

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Do I deserve my blessings?

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from nira: I got a abusive call last night. The caller told me i had no right to be successful in life, since i am a storyteller and nothing more. I immidiately practiced forgiveness, but can’t help feeling maybe the person is right and I don’t deserve my blessings. Is this true?