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Heartbreak in Relationship

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Question from Ken: I just broke up with my girlfriend. In these times i cried to God and Jesus to save me from my pain and i started to go back on the spiritual path. I know God is my only true love and that attachment creates problems. However i feel like we will never find partners that are alike, and i really…

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Should a spiritual aspirant hang out with non-spiritual aspirants?

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Question from Jackie Free: Can you still lead a spiritual life if you still hang around people who don’t feel the same as you? After finding Yogananda and his teachings, I feel myself becoming so disconnected from everyone in my life. I don’t know if I can still lead my day to day life and not become spiritually restricted by the people I’m close…

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Obstacles in Friendship

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Question from Petals: My relationships are worse. I have been a very loyal and faithful person my entire life. But all I’ve gotten is betrayal or hatred. People just don’t like me. They talk behind my back. Now i have no faith in friendships. And even I don’t have good relations with my family also. I don’t like them. Sometimes I wanted to…

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Why Do I Dream About This Guy?

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Question from Saara: I met a guy last year that I keep dreaming about. Very intense dreams that feel real, in all of them I am together with him. This has been going on for six months. I don’t see him any more (we met at work but he works for a different company). I tried to forget him but can’t and the…

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Unhappy in My Marriage

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Question from Sai Charu bala: Dear madam, I got married few months back, I felt it was with gurus blessings. But I feel unhappy and negative after marriage, sometimes I find it extremely challenging. Have cried infront of babji’s photo. Is it because of my previous birth karma. How can I seek help? How can I make peace with myself.pls help

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Finding my soul mate

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Question from Shashi: I am trying to get married from a long time. Still I am unable to find my soul mate. My marriage is getting delayed for no reason. Can you suggest to me how to overcome this?

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Marriage

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Question from Aran: I have read somewhere that a chaste wife can compensate for her husband’s sins, and a man can also be destroyed by his wife’s concupiscence. And both should be loyal to each other, but in this modern era and specially in the West people are involved in multiple relationships, they fall in love ,and then breakup, and again find someone…

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Karmic consequences of multiple affairs

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Question from Sunil: I want to ask if receiving food from others and physical relations transfer karma from one being to the other? Is having many affairs ok?

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Forgiveness

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Question from guria: Circumstances made me insult a person few years back. I realised my mistake a year later. Since then I asked forgiveness from that person a number of times but no reply from his end. I believe I have got enough punishment for that insult, and till date I am suffering. How do I get freedom from this guilt?

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Maintaining equanimity in adverse situations

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Question from Sid: How can one maintain equanimity in dealing with adverse situations or people in day-to-day life? Are there any specific methods (apart from regular meditation) like observing body reactions/emotions recommended by Yoganandaji, which can be used to avoid any abrupt reactions during a confronting situation? Please provide a detailed insight into that methodology. The purpose is to maintain equanimity “always”. Thank…

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Desire for children

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Question from Renuka Ganesh: Dear Sir,I am 40yrs old and childless. I am little confused whether to adopt an orphan child or adopt my own nephew. My nephew is 13 yrs old and my husband is more confused than me. If I go for an orphan I am scared whether our family will accept the child and our feelings. Please guide me as a…

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How to Deal with Difficult Family Members?

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Question from Preksha: How to deal with clingy relatives? I try to deal with them with love, but there are days when I can’t do that anymore and I find myself giving in to hate which I know isn’t good for me. I also feel irritated at them mostly because they mean a lot to my mother and are at our home quite…

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Overcoming Loneliness and Sadness

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Question from Petals: Hello….i am over emotional in nature….i cry a lot, even on small things….extremely over sensitive.also…i dont have any loving caring relationshios in my life…i m completely lonely…i dont have good bond with my family members.i dont like them.and on top of that i somehow end up being with people who backstab me…or dont like me. I dont feel like doing…

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Feeling Bad About Another’s Suffering

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Question from Preksha: How to not let empathy make you excessively concerned about others? Deeply thankful for the last answer. There is this one person who hasn’t been kind to me in the past and I’ve forgiven and moved on. There are times when i see her suffer through loneliness and I can’t help feeling bad for her, because even though she didn’t…

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What Should I Do About My Mom’s Unhealthy Relationship?

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Question from Anya: My mom is very attached to my dad who over the yrs have become volatile. My mom being non assertive has tried to correct his behaviour bt she starts talking with him no matter how he behaves. This has led him taking us for granted to the extent the entire environment of the home depends on his mood. We too…

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I Am In Love But Don’t Know What The Girl Is Deciding

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Question from Akshay: I am in love with a girl. I feel I love her unconditionally. I am happy to have her in my life. However she is still deciding whether she can pursue a relationship with me or not. We both are spiritual. My heart keeps telling me inside that she’s the one due to all the positivity she and stability she…

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My Parents Don’t Want Me To Marry My Spiritual Boyfriend. What To Do?

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Question from K: My boyfriend and I have been in love with each for some years now. Spirituality and God started our friendship, which eventually lead us to be in love. I have developed a deeper connection with God through him. But his parents do not want us to get married, and think that whosoever is right for him will be sent his…

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Overcoming Attachment to a Person

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Question from Preksha: How do we overcome attachment to a person we can’t avoid seeing everyday, and the hurt of being ignored, that they’ll never reciprocate the way we feel. How do we remain unruffled and centred on God and Guru ?

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Right Attitude to Help Our Loved Ones

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Question from APS: Dear Divine Family, Thank you for your effort, time and kind love towards others. My question is: What is the right spiritual attitude to follow when your loved ones doesn’t seem to do what you have to suggest, seeing them suffer later on, brings so much sadness. Could we have done better, could we have said more, are the feelings…

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Online Dating

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Question from Rainbowdrop: Hello! 8 years ago I started to talk to a guy online and I fell in love with him but due to his constant problems we could never met in person. This year, on New Year’s Eve I asked God to take me to this guy and let us be (never mentioned his name in my prayers) and one week…