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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,…

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Family Expectations vs Personal Interests

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Praneeth: How to identify our passion towards our life? And then after if we identify our passion, do we need to go forward in life to fulfill our passions or do we need to go with our family members wishes or to satisfy somebody else? There is always an inner conflict with this…. Please clarify for me how to achieve anything…

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Is this Relationship Meant to Be?

Nayaswami Hassi

Question from Anonymous: I have fallen in love with a man older than me. While I was praying to God one day for us, I lost my blood on the mandir steps. Similarly, when we met for the first time, he mysteriously cut his finger and he also lost blood. Does this mean God is giving me a sign that this is a…

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Expansive vs. Contractive Family Love

Nayaswami Hassi

Question from Michelle: My brothers and I are half-siblings with a large age gap (12-14 years). Because of this, we have seen each other as more of distant relatives instead of siblings. We never talk about our feelings or thoughts to each other. A while ago, after my brothers broke up with their girlfriends, I have been able to spend time with them…

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Are Intimate Relationships Worthwhile, Spiritually?

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from Chris: How can one be in an intimate relationship yet be non-attached to their partner? The only way I can see that work is if they loved their partner equally to everyone else, with unconditional love (which is indeed our fundamental goal). But then what would be the point of being in a relationship? In this transitory world, is there even…

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Getting a Fresh Start (After Divorce)

Nayaswami Maria

Question from Winnie: I recently was divorced about 6 months ago but it was long overdue. I dealt with the pain and now I’m ready to date again. I joined a dating site that helps me meet people from all over the country but the only people I seem to connect with are the ones who live/lived/grew up in the area that I’m…

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Magnetic Power of Friendship

Nayaswami Hassi

Question from Petals: I don’t have good relations with anyone in my life. I don’t have friends and people whom I can share my feelings with. My mother and brother cause lots of problems for me. A few weeks ago I was crying, as i was upset, and since then whenever they are angry they repeatedly tell me, “you are a depressed person,…