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Must a Guru Be a Jivan Mukta?

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from A: Is it necessary for a Guru to be a Jivan mukta? How can a person, who is not free himself, liberate others from bondage? How do you identify such great souls?

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Why Am I Finding It Hard to Commit to My Guru?

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from A: I was given kundalini diksha by the disciples of a master who has left his body many years back; I have not seen the master in person but only through videos & photos. I dont know much about him much. His disciples SOMETIMES fail to deliver what they are supposed to. So,I doubt my master;my mind starts to waver; I…

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Who Can Forgive Sins?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Bhushan: I have seen many times that in chruch there is one box type cabin where father listen to the confession of sin of person who wish to do so and thus he is relieved from the burden of his misdeed in this process nor father knows who came for confession nor the confessor knows who was the father.I want to…

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Who Is the Guru?

Nayaswami Seva

Question from daniel: When we pray why do we say, “divine mother, jesus christ, babaji, lahiri, yukteswarji, AND OUR BELOVED GURU Paramhansa Yogananda”. If they are all masters and all one with divine mothers’ infinite expression, then why are they not all our gurus? what makes yoganada the specific guru? Thank you kindly.

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Need for a living guru?

Nayaswami Pranaba

Question from Christina: When we talk about having a Guru, does the Guru need to be a living person you interact with and can talk with you, or can it be someone who has passed (ie. Paramhansa Yogananda)? I’m confused on this matter.

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Attitudes of a disciple toward the Guru

Nayaswami Devarshi

Question from Jason: What are the key traits, tendencies, or attitudes of a true disciple towards his Guru? Thank you. :)

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Do you need a “living” guru?

Nayaswami Anandi

Question from RAVICHANDRAN IYER: Dear Purified Souls! I have a pertinent and disturbing question to ask. It is always said that “One must have a Living Guru to progress in the spiritual path’. I am a great admirer of Paramhansa Yoganandji and I have just started to follow his teachings with Level I course. My question is whom should I consider as my Guru.…

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Finding your guru

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from amit: Every spiritual book refers or suggests that “Guru is essential/mandatory for travelling spiritual path”. How can we realize and recognize him ? Without him it is not possible to traverse correctly this path. If yes, then how we will find the GURU, who will show us correct path. Pranam, Amit