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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 ?

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The Guru’s Ray, Flowing Through Disciples

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Kristy: Hello. I understand that disciplic lineage is important in finding a guru, a teacher. How do I go about doing this, or is this one of those when the student is ready, the teacher will appear situations? Thank you for your time.

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How Can I Meet Babaji?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from niti: I had put up a pic of babaji and started talking to him. One day in dhyaan I experienced tremendous energy and khechari mudra spontaneously. Since then whenever I think of or talk to babjis pic I have varying experiences(daily, maybe sometimes even 4-5 times a day) including khechari and its exercises. However whenever I ask him that I want…

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The Touch of the Guru

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Amor: Greeting to Yogis of Ananda, I met Swami Kriyananda on his birthday in 2008. I had long wished to meet him as he wrote that a physical contact with your Guru is important. I touched his feet and Swamiji touched me on my forehead saying Aum. The next moment, I feel a sensation in the the pineal gland and between…

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Finding a guru vs. being a true disciple

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Luv Agrawal: Where to find a yogi guru? Has anyone in Ananda Sangha or any swami that you know, has attained nirvkalpa samadhi? can you show me the way? Why did Swami Kriyananda did not achieve mahasamadhi like paramhans yogananda, inspite of being his direct disciple? why did swami kriyananda had to leave the spiritual path and live a married life? can…

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Can the Guru Guide without Giving Initiation?

Nayaswami Dharmarajan

Question from Shrey: I have understood that God is our ultimate goal and our job on this earth is to decrease the gap that we have created by our ego. So I am determined to transform this lower nature and become one with the Divine Mother. But this battle requires a Guru. Do you think Yoganandaji or Kriyanandaji will guide me? I have…