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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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In Meditation Should I Control My Swaying Body?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Trupti Vaish: Swaying of body, feeling push in crown and head falling back to touch back — what are all these feelings during meditation? Should we try to control / stop them? Thank you!

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Why Does a Soul Want Experiences, if it is Perfect? Are Souls Different?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from SS: Why does the soul want to have experiences if it is perfect and already in the presence of God? How does the soul in the beginning get a form- a rock, plant, animal, human? there is a missing link here that I can’t understand? Are souls of different types/natures from the beginning?

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How to Develop Devotion

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Sam: By nature I am partly philosophical and partly devotional. I am a devotee of divine mother, but my philosophical side appears to be an obstacle in my devotion. Whenever I think of the mother, i can’t concentrate and my reasoning process starts which in the end often leads to doubts and an unsatisfied intellect. Some doubts cannot be cleared by…

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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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Are Ghosts Astral Beings?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from SS: Is the astral body, which is made of light, the same as a ghost? If we see a ghost, are we seeing someone’s astral body? Please explain what the differences are.

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Is Lord Rama Real? What Do the Kriya Masters Say about Him?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Rounak Agrawal: Both Yogananada ji & Sri Yukteswar Giri ji spoke much about Krishna, but little about Lord Rama. Perhaps Lord Rama is more widely worshipped in India than Krishna. So I wanted to know their views on Lord Rama. When did the Ramayana happen? Is Lord Rama mythical or real? Valmiki’s Ramayana mentions that Lord Rama ruled the earth for 11000…

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Coping with Family Disharmony

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from XYZ: I live with my aunt and mother. My aunt is a temperamental person. When she’s happy she’s nice to us and looks after us, but when she’s angry she’s very harsh, especially towards my mother. I feel very sad when she behaves like this towards my mother.Reasoning with her only makes her more quarrelsome and sullen. A couple of relatives…