blank

Need for a Personal God

Nayaswami Mukti

Question from Anonymous: How important is it to have a single Ishta Devata or personal God to realize the full spiritual potential within us? Is allegiance towards multiple gods in a religious pantheon counter-productive in the least manner at comparatively lower stages of spiritual advancement?

blank

I Often Get Angry. How Can I Get Over It?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Marcel: Dear friends at Ananda, I have been a disciple of our Guru for five years and a Kriyaban for three years. I always try (with pauses) to do my practices to the best of my ability, and think that it works quite well. However, I have a big problem, which is heavy for me: I live in a relatively stressful…

blank

Balance Meditation and Service

Nayaswami Diksha

Question from Ashutosh: It’s easy to feel the power of our spirit when there is less work and it’s a relatively relaxed part of the year. I reach the heights of having a good grasp of religious philosophy and spirituality — in theory as well as practice — in a world devoid of deadlines and inflexible secular obligations. The real challenge is to keep going despite the…

blank

Praying for God’s Will

Nayaswami Hassi

Question from Joyeeta: If somebody is severely ill and is on the verge of death, can our prayers avert death? Or if it is destined to happen, will it happen anyway? Why do some people die early while many old and ailing people live a long life?

blank

Transferring Spiritual Gains to Others

Nayaswami Dharmarajan

Question from Anonymous: How can we transfer prana or our spiritual gains to other individual or individuals, if at all it is possible, and what will be the impact on us?

blank

How to Observe One’s Thoughts During the Day

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Neeraj Pandey: How can one observe one’s thoughts while there are 70,000 (approx.) thoughts in a day? Observing all those 70,000 thoughts feels so annoying to me.

blank

Is Being Intellectually Ready for Spirituality Enough?

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from Andy: Hi. Is it possible to be ‘intellectually’ ready to try and achieve spiritual progress before being ‘spiritually’ ready — or, once one has decided that they are ready to try, that they are ready? What I am trying to ask is that having ‘felt ready’ to try spiritual advancement, I don’t feel that my ’emotional progress’ matches my understanding of…

blank

Overcoming Dry Periods on the Spiritual Path

Nayaswami Hassi

Question from Devika: I have been trying to meditate for a while now with the techniques that you teach. While a part of me is very sincere and serious about the spiritual path, I still feel an extreme force which pulls me down. I make excuses not to do energization and meditation and then feel terribly bad about it later. Is it my…

blank

Is It Okay to Lie About My Education?

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from Milan: Hello. I’m caught up in figuring out whether it is ever ok to lie. In my experience, I can feel that lies negatively affect my throat chakra. I’m caught in a situation where my mother needs me to lie to family members, friends, and relatives about how many years I’ve been in school. I am 21 and have only completed…

blank

Changing Consciousness

Nayaswami Hassi

Question from Sukhmandeep Singh: I am finding my life to be completely purposeless. I had seen some dreams about the future but now I have realised that those dreams are never going to be fulfilled. I am afraid that I will have to live a life which I don’t want to live and I am finding it very distressing. I can’t concentrate my mind…