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Avatars and Their Human Roles

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Brandon Olivares: Namaste, I, of course, believe Yoganandaji to be an avatar. However, it brings up several questions in my mind. When Yogananda met Sri Yukteswar, he made him promise that he would reach God realization within this lifetime. But if he was an avatar, did he not already reach this state? Also, after his guru died, he said that a blackness…

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Does the Guru Kiss the Initiate’s Right Ear?

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from sandy: For Nayaswami Gyandev — read with interest your comments on listening to the sound of AUM from the right ear. Have you ever heard of a Guru kissing an initiate on the right ear? If so, it’s meaning. Thanks.

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Did Jesus Forgive Judas?

Nayaswami Jaya

Question from Jilam: Did Jesus forgive Judas for Betraying him?

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Invoking Babaji’s Blessing

Nayaswami Parvati

Question from T.GEETHALAKSHMI: I would like to know how to invoke Babaji’s blessing and presence with me to reach the level of samadhi in meditation. Can I repeat his name as a mantra to invite him?

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Attunement with a Guru

Nayaswami Seva

Question from Jala: How should I communicate with my Guru? and How can I make relationship with my Guru stronger?

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Who Is My Guru?

Nayaswami Anandi

Question from Susan: How do I know which Guru is right for me?

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Does the Disciple Need Physical Contact with the Guru?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Kerey: It is said that the disciple needs at least one physical contact with the Guru (or guru’s earthly representative), Is it possible that one could have had this contact in a previous incarnation and would that count for the current incarnation? I ask for those that are not able to travel to Ananda centers or otherwise are unable to receive…

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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…