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Do I have a soul mate?

Nayaswami Anandi

Question from shyam: i am a “kriya yoga sadhak” from india. presently i am a bachelor. i would like to get married to a girl who is also a ” kriya yoga sadhak”. how can i get to know my soulmate ? how can i attract my soulmate into my life ? my greatest desire in my life with regard to my marriage…

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My aging mother disapproves of spiritual practices

Nayaswami Seva

Question from Diana Barrett: My mother has always been about her and what she thinks is right and its right for everyone. Spiritual awakening is my goal. I do the spiritual practice around her. She is aging, 79, fearful, lonely, mother whom I would not choose as a friend, who calls and crosses boundaries and judges and tells me what to do/is wrong with…

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Familiar Faces

Nayaswami Anandi

Question from Amanda: Does it mean anything when you see or meet people that look like someone who was or is close to you? Are they somehow related to you from past lives?

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Lacking self-confidence

Nayaswami Seva

Question from sanjay nayak: Sir i dont have self confidance,for everything whether it is work or healt or about family first negative thoughts are coming to my mind and it repeats in my mind due to which i m not able to sleep ,i dont feel any interest in anything. can you please help me how to control my mind?

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The Path of Kriya Yoga Course

Nayaswami Seva

Question from karan: hi i haver read the auto bio of paramhansa yoganada and i was really impressed.i have also recently bought the path of kriya yoga which i m following seriously and the results have been quite satisfying. Q. is there any posture which can help me sit for more than one hour? Q also are there any exercises which can greatly…

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Spiritualizing activity

Nayaswami Anandi

Question from MPG: What does it mean to spiritualize activities? How is this done? Often the activities are in the middle of a busy day when one can’t meditate. Where can I find sources in Swamiji’s writings on the subject? I have seen what happens when we don’t. And I need to delve deeply into the subject. Thanks and blessings.

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Keeping calm in stressful situations

Nayaswami Pranaba

Question from chandan: How can I maintain my cool in tough situations? I mean, in tough situations I absolutely am unable to control my nervousness. Is there an easy way to remain calm during trying situations?

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Yogananda’s burial site

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from Casey: In contrast to his Guru, Sri Yukteswariji, who was buried at his Puri hermitage, or so I believe, from reading “Autobiography of a Yogi”, Paramhansaji was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, a place which seemingly has very little spiritual significance- was this in accordance with his wishes, or decided after his passing?

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Are martial arts OK?

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from Janell: I have been practicing martial arts for many years, and love it dearly. I love how it makes me feel to do the exercises and to master a difficult skill. I feel more alive when practicing than at any other time. Is participation in such “violent” sports forbidden in your teachings? I do not see how I could give it…

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Sexuality and spirituality

Nayaswami Pranaba

Question from beatrice: I am a disciple and recently I met a new companion For the first time in my life ( I am 55 ) we have a excellent physical relationship Why is sex supposed to be a bad practice ? Personally I feel sex as a spiritual practice.