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How to Deal with Differences of Opinion

Nayaswami Pranaba

Question from T—: Both my partner and I are spiritual, but he is not vegetarian. He said he would not have a problem to go hunting, since it would be hypocritical of him not to if he eats meat. And he would try other meats, such as dog or whale, as it would be no different from eating cattle. I strongly opposed his…

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How Can I Find My Soul Mate? – Affirmation vs. Prayer

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from KP: Yoganandji recommended an Affirmation to attract perferct soulmate. “Heavnly Father, Bless me that I choose my life companion according to thy law of perfect soul union”. Here are we affirming that we choose a perfect soul mate? Or are are asking for divine help so that he arranges for us perfect mate?Affirmation is something when we want to chnage our…

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How to Overcome Nervousness in Public Speaking

Nayaswami Jaya

Question from subir: i have fear & nervousness in speaking in groups. its my ego problem i think. i have basically a social relationship problem too. i dont get along with people sometimes. i hesitate meeting with people. it may be my relatives or any one. i want to get rid of this weakness in me. i am 22 now and this feeling…

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Relating to My Parents

Asha Nayaswami

Question from subir: How can i strengthen the relationship between me and my parents? How would i bring more love and kinship towards us? I think i m not in the best of terms with them. Please advice.

Spiritually Unsupportive Housemates

Question from Christopher Eaton: I am at a point in my life where everything is changing. I just turned 18 and these changes are conflicting with me spiritually. I have always found myself to be very set in my spirituality and accepting of others. I recently decided to rent a home with a friend of mine and her fiance. They are people who are…

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Soulmates

Asha Nayaswami

Question from tyler: it seems that a major concern for the majority of human beings on this planet is the seeming necessity for a mate/partner. my question has to do with other planes of existence, such as the astral world. is there a drive to find one’s “soulmate” in the higher realms, or is it just a quality of being in a physical…

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An Antidote for Loneliness

Asha Nayaswami

Question from Nilima: I see only suffering and despair in my life. I’m 41, was widowed at 36. Although I come from a large family, I’m living all alone in an alien country. I have gone through lot of hardship dealing with my loss and finally decided that I had to find a companion but I have utterly failed. Everyone seems to move…

Sex in Marriage

Question from Mary: I would like to know if there is a Yoga Technique to neutralize the sexual desire…I know that Yogananda used to say that couples should only have intercourse with the sole porpuse of procreation and always keeping God on their minds but how can you move the energy that concentrates in the sex chakra when you feel the sexual desire…

Subconscious vs. Superconscious Dreams

Nayaswami Seva

Question from Simon: Dear expert, thanks for the opportunity to ask a question. For a short period I prayed for my dead mother (in a lovely way) so that she, if needed, gets help to “educate” and I if I could I would help her. Days of passionate prayers later, she appeared in a dream to me. She seemed to drown in our…

Sudden Death of a Loved One

Nayaswami Seva

Question from reema: my father passed away recently , suddenly he was not ill, or any thing i feel devastated tell me how to lead life without him please help i feel like a body with no soul ever since this has happened reema