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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…

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Why Do Innocent Animals Suffer?

Nayaswami Hassi

Question from Vidhya: I had a question about why every day, so many innocent animals are being tortured/ slaughtered for various reasons (usually to appease selfish human needs). Might you be able to help with some insight into this subject? My heart goes out to all beings out there who go through this kind of suffering.

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With Whom Should We Share Spiritual Teachings?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Kyle: According to Christ: “do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces”, but how to determine who the pigs are?

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The Spiritual Significance of a Hijab or Burqa

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Esha: I want to know what is the spiritual significance of wearing a hijab?….earlier i used to see woman shunning out of temples during periods as a sign of oppression towards women but then i realised it has a spiritual reason behind it…some beings carry our prayers higher and they are repelled by period blood’s energy…so i felt bad all these…

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Black Magic

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Diana: I wanted to ask about curses (or black magic of any kind). Do curses interfere with one’s karma and the way the that person’s life should have naturally progressed, or are curses actually a part of one’s karma (meaning, if one has been a victim of a curse, can we assume that it was “meant” to happen because of their…