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Global Economic Depression

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Rush: I see more economists saying now that the US is likely to enter into a “Great Depression” situation as the economy falls further. Since many economies, especially US and China, are tied together by soon-to-default debt, they are saying it could be a “Global Depression.” Do you at Ananda believe that this is true, that this is the ‘big one’…

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How to Overcome Addiction (Smoking)

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Lokesh: I want to quit smoking but I can’t. There is no medicine for that. I have tried various methods. Please guide me how can I do that.

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It Helps Me to Listen to Others With My Eyes Closed, but Is It Disrespectful?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Anonymous: Personally I find that closing my eyes and listening to anything helps me focus more on what being said. In general that would be considered disrespectful when a class is going on. Would you happen to know if closing eyes is supposed to promote focus? If not, would you have any suggestions over how to concentrate with eyes open? Also,…

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How to Control Subconscious Impulses and Outbursts

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Carolyn: Sometimes I have incredible bursts of energy towards the end of the school day. I am unable to control my impulses and am overtaken with powerful urges to move around/dance, or scream/make jokes/make strange noises, and all this brings me attention from others (laughter, disbelief, disgust, etc.) The attention I get feeds something in me, but I don’t know what…

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Do Those in Christ Consciousness Suffer and Feel Pain?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Tom: Do those in Christ consciousness suffer and feel pain? Did Yogananda say anything about it? I have read that Meher Baba said that he (as an avatar) suffered terribly in his mind. Christian mystics report that Christ has been suffering until today. Logically, the highest love means the highest heroism of eternal suffering of unlimited pain, for the welfare of…

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World Predictions for 2020

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Rush: Many western astrologers are saying that 2020 could be the start of something huge. There are 3 major conjunctions happening next year, all in Capricorn: Saturn/Pluto in Jan, Jupiter/Pluto in Apr, and Jupiter/Saturn in Dec. All are seen as a major cyclical shifts for the world. Do your Vedic astrologers see the same? I wonder if you all have been…

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Combating the Darkness

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Claudia Lindenthal: Is it possible, some people on earth are manipulating the Dwapara Yuga? What I saw is horrible as my life is now, because I saw it. A sect can do all the Yogi things from “Autobiographie of a Yogi” and more. They don’t use it for good. Can the spirit realm help? Can You? Sometime I get through with a…

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Noise and Distracting Sounds

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from V: I am a student preparing for exams where I should be reading 15-16 hours day minimum. But I am in such situation that I can not escape noise. How to focus on studies in this situation? PS I do practice kriya yoga although I’m not perfect.

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Breaking the Cycle of Abuse

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Saraswati: I am awaiting my divorce due to domestic violence issues since a few years and my ex husband frequently changes his mind from a yes to a no to prolong the settlement of the matter and to keep me entangled in court. Apart from unresolved karma,I also feel that maybe subconsciously I might still be attached to some aspect which…

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Islam: The Religion

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Petals: Hello, could you please explain why it seems many Muslims have a negative viewpoint for almost all who don’t follow Islam? What is the spiritual significance of burqa? Why is it that I don’t see any spiritual organizations in Muslim countries except those that preach Islam?