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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?

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Mosquitoes

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from Kaushik: Is killing mosquitoes a sin? I kill a lot of them everyday at home. Thye are present in a swarm every evening inside the house. I feel bad at killing them, but then otherwise the whole night is miserable without proper sleep.

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Jealousy

Nayaswami Anandi

Question from ashvenkat: Hello, I have a question on overcming jealousy. After a long time I have entered into a nice relationship in my life. Unfortunately I see myself being overcome by powerful waves of jealousy. If my partner pays more attention to my freinds over me I get very jealous. I tried doing kriya pranayama and meditation etc. I am praying daily…

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Relationships

Nayaswami Seva

Question from Dm.: Hi! How to have relationships with people you don’t like? Colleagues, relatives and others that you did not actively choose to be around. Is it better to seek other company (like Ananda guys)or try "to see good traits" in the ones you have to socialize with right now? Thanks!

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God, after life, and ego

Nayaswami Anandi

Question from Ray Huxley: Does not the concept of God and an after life only strengthen the ego?