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Dealing with Karma

Nayaswami Pranaba

Question from Hannah: OK, so this sounds strange but a while ago my family was told by a psychic to watch out when driving because she had a vision of a crash with body bags. Recently my friends mum ( who has also had psychic experiences) had a dream where I was in a car accident and died. I worry about my family…

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My Mother, Aunt, and Brother’s Wife Died. Was it Karma?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Mavi: Namaste! My family recently met with a huge car crash. My mom (67), my aunt (59) and my younger brother’s wife (27) all of them left their bodies. My dad & uncle luckily made it with several injuries. I understand the different types of deaths & that death is a boon for all living creatures. However, I am kind of…

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Putting Your Pet “To Sleep”

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from V: 3 years ago I put my dog out down. He was my first love. Am I being punished for killing him too early?

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How Can I Tell If I Am Acting From Free Will?

Nayaswami Mukti

Question from Elle: How can you tell the difference between a compelled desire and one from “free will”? Is wanting more knowledge about God or helping others karmic desires that need to be cleared?

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Does an Avatar Have Karma?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from dimonsumy: Why did Sri Yukteshwar need to burn the karma of Sri Paramhamsa Yogananda? Wasn’t he already born an avatar and free from the process of karma many lives ago?

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Is it Divine Mother or Karma That Causes Challenges?

Nayaswami Hassi

Question from Petals: Paramhansa Yogananda ji has always said that in difficult times..take it as the hand of divine mother approaching us to caress us..the shadow is caused by her hand before it touches u, stay content even if she places u in a coal bin..this implies the difficult situations are sent by her? But according to law of karma..we attract everything due…

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The Karmic Implications for a Soul

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from Rachel: I wanted to know about the karmic implications for a soul who is highly evolved and may be in its final few incarnations, but who creates a heavy soul burden for themselves, for example by self-destructive behaviors. If the soul is eternal, is it allowed as many incarnations as necessary for it to grow to its highest potential? If it…

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Karma

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Krishna: My gentle and kind hearted parents passed away in an accident in Jan. My sister’s family who were with them in the car were unhurt but my parents passed away on the spot. We are comforting ourselves thinking that my parents are at peace and forever together. But recently, my sister was told by an astrologer that a dead relative’s…

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Karma

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Michelle: Why are there people with extraordinary talents and people that seem to have none? What do you think is God’s purpose for these types of people (Picasso, Einstein, Mozart)? Are people with special gifts obligated to use them to help other people? Does Yogananda say anything about people with extraordinary talents/abilities?

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Reincarnation

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Prakash Tiwari: Who was I in my past life?