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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?

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God Wants to Help Us

Nayaswami Hassi

Question from Vernika gupta: Is our trust in God always justified? What if he makes things happen that we never wished or hoped for?

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Success and Karma

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Alakananda: I feel I am a failure. I feel I have not achieved anything in life. My father, to whom I was very close, had many dreams and aspirations for me. However, I was not able to fulfil any of them. Is this my karma? Will meditation help me? I have been practising meditation erratically for the past couple of years.…

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Why is Death Sometimes Painful

Nayaswami Mukti

Question from Vernika gupta: Why is the death of some people so painful to them? Is it due to their bad karma of past lives?

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Are all tests due to karma?

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from Jim: Are the tests that come to us always due to karma, or are some tests just tests?