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What Is the Best Prayer?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Vidhya: How to ask God for guidance in life? Should you pray for something specific or surrender the situation to God and let her guide you? How to do that?

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Live Free of Regret

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Arjun: I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. I searched but couldn’t find a surgeon in my city who I felt confident about. I found a surgeon in another city whom I liked & flew to have my surgery with him. The surgery went fine without complications. After I returned to my city I came to know of a great surgeon in…

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Why is life so Hard?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Gauri: The truth of mortal nature of our life is not allowing me to lead a normal life…i do not feel intrested in daily life… what is thw whole purpose of life if we finally have to die….why did god create us ?? Is there any purpose ? Why merely wishing for liberation is not enough and we have to take…

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I Can’t Meditate, After Years. Am I On the Wrong Path?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Jarle: Master Yogananda has many things to say about meditation, but what about us who are unable to meditate deeply? What kind of encouraging words does he have to say to us, to those who often only feel irritation when we try to meditate? What should we do? Yogananda speaks so much to spiritually advanced men that I often feel sad…

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God and Path of Gyana Yoga

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Sam: What is the role of God in life of a person who follows the path of jnana yoga, because he intends to merge his soul in the spirit by self effort. Such a person has nothing to do with God( dynamic aspect). He doesn’t depend on anyone and burns his ego in the fire of knowledge. Can such a person…

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Do Anger and Hatred Make Us Lose Precious Energy?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Amit: In one of the talks it was mentioned that one loses precious energy when one develops negative emotions like anger and hatred. Is that true of sexual energy as well? Does one squander away precious spiritual energy anytime one gets sexual thoughts? Is that the reason brahmacharya is one of Patanjali’s yamas? What about entertainment, like watching TV, being on…

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How to Trust Inner Guidance

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Rajkumar: I am part of Ananda(Level2) doing meditation everyday for around 1 hour-2 hour. I were having serious problem in business before 1 month and one day while meditating i received a inner voice saying it will be resolved in a week.In another 10 days the problem got resolved too. Also While i were meditating 2 days ago i got a…

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Can I Experience the Highest Spiritual Attainment Now? Or Are Many Years Necessary?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from A Seeker: Can spiritual progress take place at this moment? Is it possible for spiritual progress to take place at any point in time given that a person starts practicing yoga and meditation with a focused mind, but for a very short duration? It was a little disheartening for me to realize that it took a lot of years for even the…

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Advaita and Yoga

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Surya: I remember when I first started on the path, reading Eckhart Tolle and Advaita teachers. I had this feeling of freedom, that I was complete as I am. I know Ananda is the path for me, but sometimes, it feels like I’m searching for something I am not yet, and practicing techniques so that I can get somewhere. This can…

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Do the Masters Differ in Their Teachings?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Sam: Yogananda said that the path adopted to reach God must be scientific and must elevate human consciousness. But Ramakrishna said that there are infinite paths to reach God. How can paths be infinite if they must be scientific, because science is limited?