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Evolution of Animals as Sentient Beings

Nayaswami Hassi

Question from Rosemary: I’m an active animal advocate for factory farm animals: pigs, cows, chickens, turkeys, sheep and fish. We already know human souls reincarnate to deal with karma and may choose challenging experiences so their souls can grow. Have these animal souls chosen abusive experiences so their souls can grow? What happens to these sentient beings’ souls after they’re inhumanely slaughtered? Can…

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Righteous War

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Cyril: Will we ever see a righteous war on this earth (in Dwapara Yuga), one that might help to sway the power from the hands of those in control? Or spiritual peoples role is to stay in the silence and fight their inner enemies in the battle of kurukshetra for inner freedom? Or are those righteous wars only found in our…

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Contacting One Who Has Left This World

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from SP: We lost our cousin recently due to illness. He was younger than both of us (me & my sis). My sis was very attached to him & missing a lot. On the 9th day after his death, while discussing about his death with her hubby, she heard a knock 3 times at around 12.45 am & felt it was cousin…

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How Can I Spiritualize My Apartment?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Kana Yuhi: I’m going to get my house painted in a few days. It is a 3BHK apartment flat. What colours would be spiritual? I’m also getting the house renovated. Any tips to make the house more suited for a spiritual life?

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I Dreamt of Yogananda Turning Into a Small Ball of Light Energy. What Does It Mean?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Jackie: I have had a couple dreams where Paramahansa Yogananda was present. One dream in particular was him teaching me, then he turned into a small ball of light energy. He wanted me to place him in my hands. When I did I felt an overwhelming sense of pure bliss. I can still recall this feeling to this day. What could…

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Is It Safe to Do the Energization Exercises While Pregnant?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Jas: Can you do the energization exercise when you are pregnant? Is it safe to do so? Would the tensing have to be less? Or when it comes to certain parts do you not tense at all? Such as the stomach? How would you do the energization exercise in the best way when you are pregnant?

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What Is the Current Year According to the Yuga System?

Nayaswami Dharmarajan

Question from Elle: I’m currently reading The Holy Science by Swami Yukteswarji. As I understand it, we are currently in the year 1220 Dwapara. Is that correct? And if so, in 580 years we enter the sandhi before Treta Yuga? And, if possible, can you point me to any sloka translations for this book?

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Fate of Hong Kong

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Anon: I want to stay anonymous because of the political situation in Hong Kong. I am an Indian living in Hong Kong. In the past few months, we have seen The US basically collapsing — racial tension, political divide, and rise of the extreme left and right-wing politics. On the other hand, China is becoming extremely aggressive and killing people in…

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Why Do Different Masters Teach Different Ways of Chanting OM?

Nayaswami Mukti

Question from Vicky Arora: Why is it so that different Masters taught different ways of OM chanting? Some say it is AUM not OM. Swami Vivekanand ji also told it is AUM. Recently I have watched one video of Sadguru ji where Sadguru ji explained the way of AUM chanting. But when I saw one video of Guruji (Paramhansa Yoganandji) in that video master…

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What Are Ananda’s Teachings on Wicca and Non-Mainstream Religions?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Samuel: 1-What are Ananda’s teachings on: Wicca, Paganism, Druidism, New Age, Tarot, fortune-telling, Ouija, Voodoo… I hear young people are joining these “religions”. Some are identifying as witches and casting spells to get someone to date them, or to control them, or to make money. 2-How is it possible for hocus-pocus to affect a person, when it isn’t even real? Heard…