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Dealing With an Abusive Friendship

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Natalie: I have been friends with this person for 10 years, and she is almost like a sister to me. However, I just realized how verbally abusive she is to me, and I cannot stand the emotional and spiritual strain anymore. I still care about her, but I want to have healthy friendships. How do I end a long friendship smoothly…

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What Is Love?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Aman: What is love? Many people considered attraction or obsession as Love but I don’t think that is love.

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Finding Spiritual Growth in Unrequited Love

Nayaswami Hassi

Question from Kanika: My boyfriend and I have been together for the past 6.5 years.We had been trying to convince his parents to agree to our marriage and have been patiently waiting and praying to God to help and blesss our union.His parents are still against meeting me and our marriage as I am from a different region and caste from them.We still…

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How Can I Find the Right Partner?

Nayaswami Hassi

Question from Snoh: Everytime when I like a guy he ends up liking my friend. This has happened my whole life, and I’m turning 30 this year. It really hurts. I tried not liking anyone but I don’t wanna die alone. I’ve only dated one guy, and he cheated on me with a friend, but we were not close friends. Am I cursed…

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Must One Not Commit Adultery in Order to Achieve the Ultimate?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Pradeep Laveti: I have read a quote on Ananda website: “Patanjali says, is to follow the negative rules postulated by all religions: Don’t steal; don’t kill; don’t commit adultery. Don’t commit any evil.” Does that mean one must not commit adultery in order to achieve the ultimate?

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I Want to Overcome My Lustful Desires. What Can I Do?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from RSK: I am college student (22 years) and have started to follow Paramahansa Yogananda Ji. I am not able to get over my desire of lust and feel that it is being a hindrance in my spiritual path to GOD. Is it right to feel this way? How do I go about this?

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I’ve Fallen in Love with a Married Woman

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Anonymous: I fell in love with a married woman of my age. She is not happy in her marriage. After one month of relationship, I got to know that she was also talking to my friend but she has hidden this from me. now she is saying that he used to blackmail her. Again we are back together and more closed.…

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Do I Need My Spouse’s Permission to Take Initiation?

Nayaswami Hassi

Question from Anonymous: I am following a spiritual path joyfully. My husband does not want to support me in this path and feels that the time I spend in spiritual pursuits takes away time from marriage. My children are adults. Recently I wanted to take initiation and asked for permission. He refused to attend the ceremony and so it was postponed. Now he…

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Solution for Family Harmony

Nayaswami Hassi

Question from LS: I have a close family member who is rejecting me but acts like she is not. I apologized to her a couple of times. I must have hurt her which was not intentional. I have been on a spiritual road for 3+ years now, and I know that whatever I give will come back to me. She is much younger…

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I Am Reconnecting with a Man from My Past. Is It a Sign from the Universe?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Pooja: I left home last year to a new country for work. A male colleague of mine seemed seriously interested in me, kept sending signals for an entire year, but never made a move. Nothing happened. We don’t work together anymore, but I think of him a lot. The funny thing is, I’m moving to another country in a few months,…