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In Meditation I Saw a Bright White Light and a Symbol. What Does It Mean?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Tarushi: I’m 16 years old. Today as I was meditating a sudden bright white light gained my attention, it was being emitted by my eyes and was swirling and then suddenly a symbol came into sight which looked like a ‘U’ and both the ends further extending an drooping on either sides till the middle of the alphabet and at the…

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The Eternal Flame in Swami Kriyananda’s Moksha Mandir

Nayaswami Mukti

Question from Kathleen: I enjoyed listening and watching Joytish and Devi meditate at Swami’s Moksha Mandir. I thought the filming was excellent. Question there seemed to be something inside the glass (yellow-gold) ornament behind Joytish. It looked like some herbs or fine shrubs. Is this so?

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Why Do Innocent Animals Suffer?

Nayaswami Hassi

Question from Vidhya: I had a question about why every day, so many innocent animals are being tortured/ slaughtered for various reasons (usually to appease selfish human needs). Might you be able to help with some insight into this subject? My heart goes out to all beings out there who go through this kind of suffering.

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Advaita vs Duality (Dvaita)

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Sukhmandeep: Does the philosophy of advaita i.e non-dualism provide the theological ground for Kriya Yoga? If yes, then why does Paramhansa Yogananda address God in a dualistic manner in almost all of his writings?

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In Meditation I Saw a Master. Later I Discovered He Exists. What Does This Mean?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Carlos Angarita: During meditation I have seen a corporal figure of a Master from the past, whom i didn’t know; later, when looking at some pictures i could identify him as a Sikh Guru. I would appreciate it if you’d tell me what this means. He isn’t my Master, but surely he keeps the same tradition my Master follows.

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Which Direction Should Our Altar Face? Which Direction Should We Face?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Tusha: In a home, which direction should the Gods/mandir face? I have read different versions of this — some say the Gods should face West and devotee should pray facing east. Some say the Gods should face East and devotee should face N/NE.

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I Have Seen Only Misery in My Life

Nayaswami Hassi

Question from Kumari: I have only seen misery all my life. Failures despite doing my best. Am almost 40, unemployed, unmarried, health at its worst. Am just alive. None of the illnesses show on the body and am ridiculed for being at home doing nothing. I have nobody and nothing to look forward to. Don’t believe in god anymore. If everything is karma…

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Does God Sympathize With People Who Die by Suicide?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Niraj: Does God sympathize with people who have suffered a lot in their life including those who commit suicide? Recently an actor Sushant Singh Rajput in India commited suicide. Logically suicide victim should get more sympathy as his/her life is quite bad and hence he/she takes this drastic step.

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I Saw a Blue Tunnel in a Dream

Nayaswami Mukti

Question from Annie: I’ve been having involuntary lucid dreams since I was 12. Some have terrified me, some have been amazing. About two months ago I was having a dream and became aware that I was dreaming. I got sucked into a blue tunnel and started quickly being pulled into it without being able to stop. I tried to cover my eyes so…