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Prayers for children and for safety

Mary Kretzmann

Question from Kris: Hi, I was wondering if there were any prayers by Guruji or Swamiji, that I could use in the following 3 cases.. 1. I’m terrified of driving after a road accident a few years ago.., is there a prayer I can say before starting the engine to help protect us on the road? 2. A Bedtime prayer that can be…

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Handling your child’s tantrums in a spiritual way

Mary Kretzmann

Question from Ben Borkovitz: My daughter, who is almost 4, has a lot of tantrums when she doesn’t get her way. Still breastfeeding. Feel like I need help with my practice so that I can stay connected and see God in her and bring out/reinforce the healthy part of her. Any thoughts come to mind for fertilizer for healthy relationship/spiritual parenting? (I do realize…

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Love and Non-attachment

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from raina: It seems that family, children, and spouse are the most powerful attachments I feel. If one is attached to their family and still wishes to be free from all attachments, how do they gradually find freedom from this without showing less love and care?

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Family Life and Spiritual Life

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from paige: Is starting a family a mistake on the spiritual path? My sadhana is much shorter than it was before I had a child, and I sometimes wonder if we made the right choice. Yet I do feel closer to God than ever even though the meditation portion of my life has decreased. Could you lend some insight to this?

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How Much Maturity to Expect in Teenagers

Nayaswami Nitai

Question from Uma: Greetings Is it normal to expect a thirteen-year-old normal child to behave like a mature child? I know in some circumstances few kids grow up to be very mature. How should I approach to make a child understand that she should become aware of the surroundings and act accordingly? I don’t think forcing or imposing on them is good idea.…

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How Does a Soul Enter a New Life?

Mary Kretzmann

Question from Chris: If life begins in the womb after the first cell division how does the soul enter the new life and at what point? Thanks

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Sharing Spiritual Vibrations with a Newborn

Nayaswami Nitai

Question from Astrid: Hello. I would like to ask a question about spiritual parenting. I have a Newborn daughter and have been on the Spiritual path for some time now and I was wondering if there was anything I could do for her soul’s spiritual development even at this age.. All the books on Spiritual education don’t seem to say much about the…

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Magnetizing a Healthy Pregnancy

Gurupriya

Question from Christina: My husband and I have been trying to have a second child since my miscarriage 10 months ago. When each month comes back unsuccessful, I get so sad and depressed. I have tried praying, meditating and giving this deep desire up to God to take care of but am becoming more obsessed with it as more time goes by. I…

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Songs and Prayers for Children

David Eby

Question from Amber: I am wondering if Master or Swamiji ever created or suggested a special song or prayer for children. Often when I start our nightly prayers with “Divine Mother, Heavenly Father, Friend Beloved God. . .” my two-year-old son asks for a song. Any suggestions? He loves the song “Receive, Lord, in Thy Light” song for meals and always joins in…

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My Child Doesn’t Want to Meditate

Nayaswami Nitai

Question from Dp: What is the best way to teach a six year old to meditate. I MAKE mine mentally chant a mantra for 15minutes followed by the AUM MEDITATION. But he does not like to meditate and he keeps fidgeting.