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Discovering the Essence of All Religions

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from KJ: Master talked about great saints from all religion. But I never found anywhere Master taking about Mahavira or any other Jain Saints. Was there any special reason for this? In Jainism the main emphasis is on liberation thru meditation and right living. As per Jain principles as far as I heard and read, liberation is not possible without leaving all…

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Devotion Leads to Reason

Joseph Puru Selbie

Question from mk: For Self Realization we hav to reach a stage where our brain is perfect.Does it mean that we have to achieve a level where our intellect becomes strong&does all kinds of reasoning.I sort of hav a lazy attitude toward reasoning.I’m more devotionally inclined.But I realize that some of my friends have better reasoning ability&do math questions quickly.I’m not stupid but…

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Christ Consciousness is a Universal Concept

Asha Nayaswami

Question from Dp: Can you describe in more detailed manner the CHRIST CONSCIOUSNESS that PY talks about. Is there an analogy in Hinduism to Christ Consciousness?

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Cosmic Consciousness

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Y: Hello, When one attains nirbikalpa samadhi, it is said they then realize their oneness with God and drop their individual egos. My question is: When thousands all over the world tune into Yogananda and the other masters, can they be with every one of them simultaneously? Are their personalities still intact or are they more of a “force of God”…

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What Is True Knowing?

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from Simon: Obejctivity?! Dear friends. I love Yoganandaji. His teachings give me strength. But I doubt we all are objectiv. First off, I’ve never experienced samadhi or god. Thoughts are creative and powerful, aren’t they? One gives his whole life to god. Focusing on HIS IMAGE of god. Then sometime he finds god. But is that real god or his imaginary god?…

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Christlike Masters

Joseph Puru Selbie

Question from Lemains: In the chapter “Ressurrection of Sri Yukteswar,” from Autobiography of a Yogi, it says: “The undeveloped man must undergo countless earthly and astral and causal incarnations in order to emerge from his three bodies. A master who achieves this final freedom may elect to return to earth as a prophet to bring other human beings back to God, or like…

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Do I Need to Have Faith in God to Realize the Self?

Nayaswami Pranaba

Question from Raju: In the path of self realization or realization of Brahma, where is the place of God? I did several inquiries (self) and cannot find a place! Precisely my doubt is, is it necessary to have faith in God to realize the Self? And is it a prerequisite to leave normal life to seek the spiritual life?

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The Nature of an Avatar

Asha Nayaswami

Question from Alex M: When an enlightened soul chooses to reincarnate on Earth in order to help humanity or for any other reason, does this being know he is enlightened since the moment he has consciousness after birth? Or, he is born ignorant of this and later in his life he realizes his true nature? How does this work?