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Should God be feared?

Nayaswami Anandi

Question from Charles: 3 questions 1. Should we fear GOD? I hear Christians say you should fear GOD. Why should I fear The Divine if he/she is the savior, the grace, the love, and joy of my life. That I should not fear I should embrace. Right or wrong? 2. I have been meditating for about 2 months now and I have seen…

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What does this inner sound mean?

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from Craig: Hello, When meditating, using the Hong-sau technique, and I am getting ‘deep’ in my left ear area, I hear something that sound like wind blowing against a microphone. I’m not sure what this means or what to make of it. Please tell me you thoughts or experience. Thank you. Craig

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How to deal with feelings and thoughts during meditation

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from elt: I am new at meditation. My question is while concentrating on the breath, and feelings of events of the day arises, should I watch the feelings to come up and let they run their course completely before I go back to the breath or should I should stop and go back to the breath? Isn’t that what they mean by…

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Shortness of breath in meditation

Nayaswami Anandi

Question from Shelley Voigt: Hi I find that when I meditate I feel short of breath for the whole day afterwards. Is this symptom likely to go away as I persevere with the practice? Many thanks

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Can meditation be dangerous?

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from Nair: Recently I saw a book in a bookstore about “dangers of meditation” and that left me thinking. Are there any dangers or side effects to meditation?

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How to deal with restlessness after meditation

Nayaswami Devarshi

Question from Aditya: Sir/Madam, I have observed that every time i get peace from meditation, i get equal time of opposite of peace; anxiety, pain.When i try not to speak and keep silence i observe again that after some time i have speak lot as if there is outburst of energy .what shall i do?

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Overcoming fear during meditation

Nayaswami Devarshi

Question from gregor: i have practiced TM for a while and had some very negative and scarey effects. I can’t practice it very much now because I am scared of it. I have read Autobiography of a Yogi and like the sound of Kriya Yoga, but don’t know if i would be safe to practice it. I miss having a spiritual practice and…

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How to overcome restlessness in meditation

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from Prashant: I have been practicing mindfulness for the past 3-4 months. But, I am not able to sit and meditate for more than 10 mins. I would like to sit and meditate for for longer duration. Please advice what to do?

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Listening to AUM in meditation

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from MPG: I read somewhere that lahiri mahasaya was attributed to say, “Man’s greatest duty is to hear the AUM sounds.” Why? He often counseled to do more kriya’s for most problems. I’m not concerned about the apparent contradiction. Why did he stress the AUM technique?

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An unusual sound

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from Linda: Dear Friends, A while ago, during a meditation, I heard a “pop” sound. By heard, I mean the sound was an inner sound. I keep wondering about this experience and what the sound meant. Would you know what this sound could have been? Blessings to you, Linda