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How Can We Make Progress in the Next Life if We Do Not Remember the Last One?

Nayaswami Mukti

Question from Frank: Hello, when people learn a lesson about something, then reincarnate into a new life, they don’t remember the lesson. So then that person has to keep learning that same lesson over and over. How can a person progress if they forget the things they learned from a previous life? I might still be doing something in this life that I…

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Helping Someone Who Has Suffered a Great Loss

Nayaswami Mukti

Question from SP: My maternal aunt lost her husband in 2009 & was totally devasted. She lost her interest in life since then & even stopped taking care of herself. Lost her father & lost one more support system. Now, she lost her only child 2.5 months & doesn’t want to live anymore. She isn’t eating enough, not cooking, not going to fields…

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My Girlfriend Had an Affair. How Should I Move Forward?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Suhas Raju: I am in a 10 year relationship with my childhood friend. This includes the last 5 years of long-distance, where we could meet only 1 month in a year. We were extremely loyal, honest, and loving together. Over the past 2 months, she suffered through severe anxiety, depression and in my absence ended up liking a colleague and confessed she…

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A Mistake While Chanting Mantras — Am I in Danger?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Arijit Bhattacharjee: I was performing the shraddha (after death of a person ceremony) the priest was chanting mantras for the peace of the departed soul…in the middle he probably took my name in a place where he should put my fathers name…I am anxious about it, i am afraid if something might happen to me

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I Keep Hearing My Name Being Called. What Is This?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Suzi: I keep hearing my name being called. Sometimes it is loud like an emergency is happening and someone needs help. Sometimes it is just my name, loud enough that I turn to see who is calling me. What does this mean? Thank you

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What Is Abuse?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from JP: Growing up in my family I was mentally, emotionally, physically, sexually & religiously abused. I have spent the last 30 years trying to learn how to recognize abuse when it happens to me, and learn when to walk away from people who are abusing me. How do you tell the difference between abuse that you need to walk away from…

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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 Haidakhan Baba the Same As Mahavatar Babaji?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Sandrine: I have recently come across a small documentary about Haidakhan Babaji, who was discovered in a sacred cave in the Himalayas in 1970 and left his body in 1984. Apparently some people consider him as a reincarnation on Mahavatar Babaji and I am curious to know your opinion on this?