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Hindu Gods and Goddesses

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Question from Sukhmandeep Singh: Does Hindu Gods and Goddesses such as Shiva,Brahma,Ganesha,Durga actually exist or are they merely metaphorical representation of different qualities of God?Is it possible that one supreme God manifests himself in the form of semi Gods which live in their own divine abodes?Or are all the Hindu Gods just fictional characters?What has Paramhansa Yogananda and Swami kriyananda said upon this?

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Will I Ever Hear from Her Again?

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Question from Ethan McGuire: My ex is called Kirsty she didn’t want to rekindle, so my question is: will I ever hear from her again?

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Path of Self-Realization

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Question from Terri Myers: I have three questions. (1) Would Paramhansa Yogananda approve of these teachings that are outside of the SRF stamp of approval?; (2) I was told that one should not practice Kriya if they are sick? Is this true? and (3) If for health reasons, one cannot perform all of the exercises in the SRC lessons such as the muscle exercises,…

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Where Can I Find My Guru?

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Question from Pulkit: I am a 19-year-old boy from Delhi and have decided that I will lead a spiritual life to fulfill the purpose of human life. I have no money and don’t know where to go to find a guru. I don’t want to do spirituality amid the material world. Please tell me where I can go to find a guru?

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Importance of Spiritual Friends

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Question from Ja: I am a devotee of Yogananda but there are no meditation groups where I stay. I live in a small place. I am thinking about going to meeting with the society of friends, the Quakers. I miss others that talk about spiritual matters. I know this is up to me. I am after all a grown free man. I only…

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Divine Guidance

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Question from Hannah: I have been deeply devoted to Divine Mother for many years. I recently read a recounting of an experience another devotee had at a retreat with Divine Mother. She said Ma said something I would never expect her to say. This deeply distressed me and immediately created doubts in me. Nonetheless, my faith in Divine Mother surpasses everything, even and…

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For Studying, Which Time Is the Best? How Much to Sleep?

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Question from Subhamay sinha: Sir, i am second semester college student. I want to know how much sleep is best for me: is 6 to 7 hours ok? And can you give me some tips how to manage my time for a good study? Is early morning study really good, as I have heard that early morning called Brahma-mahurat, which is best time. Can…

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I Feel My Body Swaying, and Energy Movement -Should I Be Concerned?

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Question from Simi: I have been practicing Kriya Yoga for a year. I have had the experience that some force is pulling me in some direction. At times I feel that some subtle inner body is swaying to and fro. Sometimes this swaying happens in the entire body, sometimes only from the navel to the pelvis. I do get scared and usually, I…

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Relaxation in Meditation

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Question from Japji kaur: I saw that spiritual star very big and clear while I was asleep. I wanted to wake up and google. I told my mind to wake up but my body froze at that time and I woke up after an hour. During meditation the day before I saw a white dot and purple light surrounding it. Why is it that…

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Seeing a Golden or White Light When Meditating

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Question from Gayle: Having practiced meditation for quite a long time, my journey into myself is undeniably for me, the most important part of my life. Over the last year, I have noticed that when meditating with my eyes open, I am seeing golden light and at times a white pulsating light. It is not something that I fixate on —  it just happens….