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What Is the Final Stage Before Enlightenment?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Krishna Vasudeva: Namaskaram. I have read books and watched videos of many yogis and what they had to say about enlightenment. From what I have understood, to reach enlightenment or absolute emptiness within oneself, One has to either “jump or fall into a bottomless pit,which is called “falling upward.” I want to know what the last step towards enlightenment is like. Does…

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What Is the Soul?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from SS: Does the term higher Self refer to our individual soul? and lower self refer to our human personality? In the Bhagavad Gita, it is written that God exists as the supersoul or Paramatman along with the individual soul or jivatman. can you please explain?

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Which Is the “I” that Is Concentrating on the Spiritual Eye?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Self: The chakras are in the astral body. Then who is entering into the spiritual light? Who is the I who is concentrating on the spiritual eye? If I am the light body, then where is the spiritual eye located? Thank you.

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What Is Sanatan Dharma (the Eternal Religion)?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from SS: I have read from many sources, that Hinduism or originally known as Sanatana Dharma, the eternal way is non sectarian, and can be applicable to anyone regardless of religion or race. I am Hindu, but don’t understand how the Bhagavad Gita for instance is non sectarian, as Lord Krishna Himself says he is the Supreme God. I don’t see how…

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Who Am I?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Siddharth: I don’t understand anything, please help me 🙏 what is me, what is not me, why am I here, I had a near death experience before, why I have to take birth and die again, what am I doing , why I have to do anything, why these people, who are they? I am 21 year old college student and…

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Are We One or Many?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Nithish: Can one know the truth about nature, about oneself . I am confused by the idea that I am (like every living and non living thing) a part of some energy; If that is so, then the answer is already there and I should get along with my daily activities and aspire, like everyone else to achieve the usual goals.…

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How Long Will It Take Us to Achieve God-Union?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Abhishek: Paramhansa Yogananda once said to Durga Ma that he was Arjuna in one of his previous incarnations! If his soul took so long to achieve union with the Divine, how long will us mortals take to achieve such union?

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Advaita vs Duality (Dvaita)

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Sukhmandeep: Does the philosophy of advaita i.e non-dualism provide the theological ground for Kriya Yoga? If yes, then why does Paramhansa Yogananda address God in a dualistic manner in almost all of his writings?