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Prayer

Nayaswami Seva

Question from Casey: I know we are supposed to chant or meditate without focusing on anything of material concern, however, is it considered wrong to ask for help for others who are suffering during meditation or japa? (I use the Hare Krishna mantra.)A friend is battling anorexia at this point, and simple prayer is difficult, because I am unsure what to pray for.

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What Yogananda Said About Eggs for Vegetarians

Nayaswami Anandi

Question from Rama Bhakti: I have been a strict vegetarian for over 20 years (abstaining from eggs, but not dairy). I have noticed at Ananda, eggs are sometimes served. Do we know if Master actually ate eggs (not just served them)? I am thinking to perhaps try to add them in my diet in the future. Thank you.

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Controlling the amount of sleep you need

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from Shailesh Nautiyal: Namaste! I have propensity to sleep too much with very deep sleep. I have a job and hence limited time. I do not want this habit to eat away the time I can devote to practice meditation (Hong-Sau). Please guide strategy how can I change my state of mind to control this habit. Thanks! SN

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How does Divine Healing work?

Nayaswami Pranaba

Question from Nirmal Vadgama: A query I often encounter when in a dialogue with an atheist is: “Why won’t God heal amputees?” In other words, why don’t people that believe in divine intervention test it in a situation where the results would be unambiguous? Every single Christian apologist I have heard speak on this matter has failed to give a satisfying answer. Although I…

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Can I escape my karma of sickness and despair?

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from Aditya: I am more often ill than not. This past year I spent most of my time in bed cursing and begging God for my death. Where did I go wrong in my karma? As long as I can remember, I’ve done nothing wrong to anyone. I’ve tried everything from yoga to meditation, but I always see some strong, invisible, yet…