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Why Discipleship?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from ashok: Why in Ananda, much emphasis is given to the pledge of discipleship to the gurus before? Rishis of such high caliber like revered Babaji, Yoganandaji, Yukteshwarji etc i think does not require any commitment 4rm themselves to the seekers as their Gurus. As this type of commitment automatically comes to seekers who shows magnetism to such gurus & this certainly…

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Is God Formless?

Nayaswami Diksha

Question from Vaibhav Agarwal: In his Autobiography, Parmahansaji raised a question about”when shall i find god”.His Guru explained that “He had already found god -Ever new Joy is God”. God is the universal consciousness, the ocean of bliss which can only be experienced.If this is true then how Paramahansaji was able to have an argument with God, talk or even see God(as GOD has…

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A True Guru

Nayaswami Diksha

Question from Jaaered Brown: Why am I so disappointed that everyone else has true guru?

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When Will I Find My Guru?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Archit: In all these years I have noticed a peculiar thing in my spiritual voyage that answers to many of questions were answered in some way or the other by various people and events.the interesting thing is when I started meditation practices the list of the ones who were answering shortened to realized ones and my deeper questions were answered. Does…

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Karma and the Guru’s Grace

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Vaibhav: Want to ask 2 questions: 1.If sister gyanamata had no sins of her own,then why she had taken so much sins of others that she had to suffer so intensely for 20 years? 2.Why Yogananda had begged her life knowing that doing so,she will suffer for 20 years.Why he had not freed her soul(as God himself said that she willnot…

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How to Connect with a Guru Who Is “Not in the Body”

Nayaswami Seva

Question from Vaibhav: Almost all religions talked about the importance of Guru. The Guru help his disciples to overcome their karmas, take some of the bad karmas and assist them to connect with god. Practically, it is very very difficult to have a true guru. My Question is, is it necessary that a Guru should be in Physical form(and not in subte form).…

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Can Someone Be My Guru Without Having to Ask Them to Be?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Sundari: Last year in India, I met a teacher who I feel is my guru. Simply, I see God in him. I want to learn to be that to others. He gives me guidance now, but I’ve never specifically asked him to be “my guru.” He prefers to be a humble servant, not a leader. I think it could embarrass him.…

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Can Angels Be My Guru?

Mary Kretzmann

Question from Daniel: Can angels play the role of someone’s guru ?