blank

Evolution

Nayaswami Anandi

Question from Nirmal: Have humans evolved from apes by natural selection, or are we the result of a special creation by God? Or, moreover, does the answer include both these views? Thanks, Nirmal

blank

Do robots have consciousness similar to humans?

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from Could Robots have consciousness???: Hi, I’ve studied a little bit of Artificial intelligence and what i’ve come to understand is that Humans are an abstraction of God and what we are trying to do is make Robots an abstraction of humans…. We can emulate the human behavior and psychology into a robot….. if we achieve this and to certain level we have, does it…

blank

Mantra repetition

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from tanmay: recently, i started rectiting and listening to mahamrityunjaya mantra. however, i have heard that this is a very powerful mantra and can have severe impacts if not recited well. i want to know..do i need to follow some ways…i mean is it ok to listen to this mantra just as i wake up???

blank

Yogananda’s predictions of economic crisis

Nayaswami Anandi

Question from Aaron: It occured to me today that the worldwide economic crisis we find ourselves in may be the deep depression that Yogananda warned us to prepare for. Is it? What should my family and I do to prepare for it?

blank

Evolution

Nayaswami Anandi

Question from Nirmal Vadgama: Recently, I have been very interested on the subject of evolution (in terms of physical transmutations and speciation) and have thoroughly investigated the claims of both materialistic science and religious advocates. However, when it comes to HUMAN evolution, there are about as many different theories as there are people. The Vedic perspective seems to broadly agree with Darwinian evolution, but…

blank

Spiritual Names

Nayaswami Seva

Question from Kerey: Hello, I noticed many members of Ananda have spiritual names. What is the significance of this, is it important on the spiritual path and how should one attain one if it is needed? I know that members of the Sikh religion receive a new name, is this similar?

blank

How can I reconnect with a departed soul?

Nayaswami Seva

Question from SHARMISTHA: I recently lost my brother. Can I reconnect with his soul daily? Can I talk to him everyday and get his responses?

blank

Consciousness During a Coma

Nayaswami Anandi

Question from James: What is believed to happen to a person’s soul or life force when they are stuck in a semi-conscious or unconscious state and/or are on life support?