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My Father Passed Away, and My Family Is Pressuring Me to Marry

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Anonymous: My Dad passed away the day when I was in a holy place. I returned immediately as soon as I received information. I am very close to my Dad. My parents saw a match for me, though they didn’t fix it, they want me to meet the guy and his family after my return. But my Dad passed away within…

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Spirituality and Freedom in Iran

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Siddharth Kumar: Why is Iran so spiritual land? People of Iran are much more interested in Yoga/Meditation than neighbour Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Iran is also land of Sufis like Rumi, Omar Khayyam, which is a sharp contrast from other Islamic countries which are very closed minded. Second question, when will Iran get independence from Islamist dictator government, which doesn’t represent the…

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What Is Right Action?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Ashutosh: God says that if He at once stopped performing His prescribed duties, the whole world would follow his path. Does that mean if most of the people in the world deviate from their duties, God is also somewhere or the other responsible? That means He too is neglecting His duties although He Himself says that He need not perform any…

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How Do I Conquer Leftover Karma and Live a Life of Joy?

Nayaswami Hassi

Question from Pooja: I’m 27 and have been facing repeated challenges since I was very young. However, I’ve always drawn upon my inner strength and the Divine help me to overcome my difficulties and create, more or less, my best life. However, I still find a residue of my old patterns, karmic or otherwise, still lingering that plays out very negatively sometimes in…

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Does God Help Reduce Our Suffering?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Niraj: Does God minimize some section of agony of the suffering living being both human and animals? I know Yoganandaji did have discussions with God to remove it. And will suffering at some stage end?

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Kobe Bryant’s Helicopter Crash: Was It the Karma of the Vehicle Itself?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Rush: Recently a famous LA basketball player, Kobe Bryant, died in a sudden helicopter crash. He died with 8 others, including his 13 year old daughter. Looking online, it seems the incident has shocked many because it was so sudden. I heard Yogananda say once that tech (especially vehicles) has its own karma in a way; is it possible that he…

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My Father Has a Terminal Illness. What Can I Do to Uplift His Energy?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Devika: My father has terminal illness and over last few months have been frequent visits to the hospital. He has been deeply devoted to Mother Kali throughout his life and never has been a single day in his life when he did not pray. Now he is almost bedridden. How do I help him? How do I pray for him? What…

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What Actions Free Us from Karma?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Ashutosh: In Gita, Lord Krishna advises to look upon karma as yoga and yajna or sacrament for His satisfaction. That means any action of ours is as potent in leading us to realisation as an ascetics meditation if performed with God consciousness. This linked to the theory that uninterrupted remembrance of God involves Him very directly and personally in our lives…

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Pregnancy: A Gift from Divine Mother

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Anonymous: Recently my father expired on 9/17/2019 at the age of 65. He loved me a lot. At the present time, I am pregnant. I already have a son who is 12 years old. I am not in the position to welcome another child due to so many factors but sometimes I feel that my father is trying to be reborn…

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Ahimsa and Accidental Killing

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from nikhil ducle: I accidentally killed a dove while driving my car to work this morning. It was not intentional but I feel guilty. How do I overcome it and propitiate for the sin of killing it?