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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,…

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Marrying Someone from a Different Religion

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Avni: I am a Hindu girl and love a Christian boy. We have been in a relationship for 3 years. But now he is worried about inter-religious marriage. Any guidance on this?

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Helping Your Son Grow into Adulthood

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Lavanya Suraparaju: I have been very religious and started meditating and going deep into my spiritual practices. I have a 22-year old son who recently graduated with a major in computer engineering. He is applying for jobs but so far, no luck. It’s been more than 3 months now. He doesn’t want to take his parents guidance or any help from friends…

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Desire for Human Love

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Anonymous: Does Vishu my Nani’s neighbor love/miss me? Do we have a destiny to be together?

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Why Does He Not Love Me?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Andrea jackova: How can I live all my life without a man who I love every second just because he is refusing me? How can I take that pain? I would love to get him healed, but my praying is not successful. I wish to be close to him, all my life, but he is refusing me over and over. I just…

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Arranged Marriages

Nayaswami Hassi

Question from Sophia: What does Yogananda say about arranged marriage? I am in love with a man who must marry another. He says I am his soulmate and I feel he is mine. He wants both his bride to be and me to be in his life. Am I blocking his true path and his duty to honor his tradition?

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Marriage

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Sabarish: I am deeply hurt emotionally by my wife and life circumstance. I have family problems and fights with my wife and mother-in-law. I am 31 years. In the past 20 years I have been separated from my parents, as I was in the hostel life for 10 years in India and then the next 10 years I am in Australia,…

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Is Spiritual Compatibility Necessary?

Nayaswami Maria

Question from shree: I’ve recently gotten engaged to a man whom I love dearly who also happens to be an ardent follower of Paramahansa Yogananda’s teachings. He often conveys that he wishes I were more spiritual; however I have no spiritual interest whatsoever. I’m quite happy with the way I am living now. For the sake of his happiness and our relationship, I’ve…