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How to approach brahmacharya

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from Prashant Malik: Is it necessary to be well established in brahmacharya or celibacy or moderation in order to grow spiritually or get good and fast results? If yes, please send me some tips on how I can establish myself in brahmacharya.

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Marriage vs. renunciation

Nayaswami Devarshi

Question from Le: To marry or not to marry: I’m in my mid-20s and after reading some books by Yogananda, I have started my yoga and meditation routine. Now, I wonder what is the point of being married or having kids. But at the same time, everything comes from God… so is it my misconception that a renunciant is better than being a…

Will power and doubt

Nayaswami Anandi

Question from jon: How can I increase my will power? I give up too easily about many things. I try meditate for 1 week and stop for 1 month. I feel it’s no use and I am not sure I really love God. I think it’s very difficult to be a better person – it seems that everyone else is better than me,…

Seeking peace after the loss of a dear one

Question from vaishu: I am a young widow with a 7 year-old daughter. 2 months ago I lost my husband. From the early age I was attracted to the spiritual path. Many times I have been pacified by the words of Yogananda. I know this life is a dream, but I still have to live in it. I am seeking peace. Please help.

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Adrift between matter and Spirit

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from vaishu: Q: What should a person do when all the hopes in material life are lost and he tends to lose interest in life, yet still he has to live to fulfill his responsibilities like everyone else? The perfect state of meditation seems far away. How can one keep going, balancing both material and spiritual life, when he belongs to neither…

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Past Lives

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from C*: Why do we not remember our past lives?

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What is an Avatar?

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from diksha: What is an avatar?