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The Stages of Self-Realization

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Bhushan Deo: If the memory of the enlightened being is wiped out, will that person still be enlightened?

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Are My Problems Being Caused by a Departed Ancestor?

Nayaswami Dharmarajan

Question from Nina: I have noticed my problems of anger, urge for tea and coffee, and lethargy has increased ever since I started my spiritual practice 7 years back. Could it be a departed ancestor with unfulfilled desires is using my body or has targeted me as I am spiritually active, to move up the higher realm? What could be the reason?

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How Can I Know Whether I Am on the Right Path?

Nayaswami Maria

Question from Stephanie West: Hello, I newly accepted Christ but I’m not really sure how. Many events have really lead me to Jesus in this last week and a half, but I’m not sure about Christianity. Christianity defies some beliefs I hold intuitively. I’ve never been religious or much spiritual. I’m looking for a meditation to get closer to Jesus. The other night when…

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Judgment vs. Discrimination

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from Viviana Daniel: In our spiritual path we need to overcome the tendency of judgment to others and also, we need to develop discrimination. Can you explain how to know the difference?

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Developing Faith in God and Guru

Nayaswami Hassi

Question from shruti priya: I always see in news an accident happened which killed many people, road accidents, death due to any accident. It makes me so anxious that there is no guarantee of life, anything happens to anyone.I remain very anxious always what if anything happens to my family. I am always worried , what to do. How to find happinesss if there…

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How Does One Develop Psychic Powers?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Siddharth Kumar: I have seen some people with psychic powers. They are able to move things using their minds, or read the minds of other people, or see with closed eyes. How exactly are such powers activated?

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Going Forth in Perfect Faith

Nayaswami Hassi

Question from Esha: How do we surrender to God in difficult times? When we don’t know where we are going, how can we surrender? Will he protect us? Will he make sure things go well? What’s the guarantee?

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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?

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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…

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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…