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Yoga and modern science

Nayaswami Anandi

Question from James: do all of Yogananda’s teachings hold up to modern science? where did he stand on the evolution vs creationism issue?

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Shiva and Shakti

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from Bimal: Hi , There are 2 types of energy in the universe , ie Shiva(Male) and Shakthi(Female) .Can u explain the characteristics of these 2 energies and how they interact . Thanks in advance.

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Are we in Kali Yuga or Dwapara Yuga?

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from Jabar Jordan-Walker: Are we currently in an ascending era of Kali Yuga or at the beginning of the Dwapara Yuga? I feel that spiritual perception within man is I guess you would say “all over the map” at this point in time. Could mankind currently be in a transition towards a period with a collective sense of higher self? Joy and Thank…

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Is it healthy to spend time alone?

Nayaswami Pranaba

Question from James: Mostly you hear it stressed to “spend time alone”. How much is good and practical, and how much is unhealthy?

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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?