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Transcending Guilt and Reestablishing Virtue

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from N S: I’m a 19 year old girl. My father passed away in Oct 2020. Ever since then, life has been pretty bad for me. I’ve realised I’m impulsive, and have pretty bad judgement. I’ve made many mistakes and not behaved nicely with some people. I also feel really sad and miss my father a lot. And I’ve also neglected my health…

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The Spiritual Path and Desires for Fashion, Wearing Brands, Luxury

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Christina: What would have Yogananda said to people (both men and women) who consider that: wearing brands is very important, even necessary (designer shoes, bags, etc.)? And that dating or marrying a rich man who can buy such expensive things and a luxurious lifestyle is important, or a priority?

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Is Death Predestined? If so, Why Take so Many Precautions During the Pandemic?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from SP: Is death predestined? If so, why do we say he/she died untimely? What is untimely death? If death is predestined why are we following so many precautions to protect us against this pandemic, lockdowns and isolation making people lonely. If death is predestined why not live free and die freely as these things will not help if death is already…

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Ahimsa: Cruelty-Free Living

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from SP: I am a vegan & try to avoid animal products. I try cruelty free living wherever possible. Music is my passion & have been singing since childhood. I wanted to learn instruments (piano & guitar) but came to know that most instruments have animal ingredients like glue, felt, leather etc. Music is a sacred & divine for me especially when…

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What Will the Autobiography of a Yogi Do for Me?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Henil: I am student and I started reading this book few weeks ago and as of now i am on chapter 4 , so I want to know that what kind of knowledge and wisdom will I get after reading the whole book ? This book’s knowledge is respected by the people around the globe but still I am not able…

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How Many Spiritual Laws Are There?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from SS: I see repeatedly the mention of Laws in our Guru’s books, like the Law of karma, reincarnation, harmony, giving, success. Is there actually a list of all the divine laws? Can you point to where if that is printed or discuss it? Are these laws just the summary of for example what Lord Krishna advises in the Bhagavad Gita? I…

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How to Handle Life’s Big and Small Challenges

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Sarbjit Sahota: I see two kinds of challenges: 1. one those are more or less throughout your life e.g. having a child who is seriously handicapped 2. Occasional or transient challenges of day to life, which we deal with and in the process move in life and maybe grown as well. Probably welcome ones as they help us grow. what is the…

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How to Practice Japa

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from roby: how to increase my concentration while i am chanting,because mere repition of any name of god is not fruitful if we are not concentrated,how to progress in japa?sometimes when we are chanting we are engrossed in other thought,please tell me how to do japa and develop emotions while chanting,only love can make my chanting fruitful,how would i achieve that?

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How Can We Inwardly Maintain a Superconscious Level?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Smit: Once we reach a superconsciousness level of the mind, how can we be in that state permanently? Also, sometimes the situation around us changes and it leads to slipping back to ordinary conscious, or to a subconscious level of mind. How to avoid slipping down to an ordinary level of consciousness?