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Could it Be that Yogananda Is Protecting My Little Child?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Devika: My 1.5 yr. old son was having nightmares a few months back. So I had asked a healer friend to give him a healing. She told me while healing him she saw a tall man with curly hair overlooking him. She looked up and found that it was Yoganandaji!! Both of us were so overwhelmed by this! She said that…

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Sarcasm

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Emily Scott: I cannot find the word “scyllas.” It is not in the dictionary. I looked it up on the internet and it is said to be a monster that lives on one side of this water passage. In the poem, it says scyllas of sarcasm. Wondering what the word along with sarcasm means. So grateful to be able to ask someone.

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Kriya Techniques

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Patrick: I understand from reading that Paramahansa Yogananda introduced the energization exercises and hong-sau technique to Kriya Yoga. I am curious to know, how Lahiri Mahasaya, Sri Yukteswar, and Babaji practiced Kriya Yoga? Did they use only the OM technique and the kriya technique? Or did they have their own kinds of energization and concentration techniques?

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Law of Success

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from anonymous: In Scientific Healing Affirmations Guruji says that we attract wealth, success, etc. by obeying the conscious, subconscious and superconscious laws of material success. I would like to attract to myself a job which uses my God-given talents, my strengths, and helps me to relate to my higher self. Is it possible to attract a job to oneself by concentrating on…

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Finding Your Guru!

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Beata: I’m practicing with a Zen teacher but I follow the bhakti (devotion) path myself with a mantra from Amma. My teacher (in his own words) is not completely “done” on his own Journey but I have seen God in him and love Him a lot. After reading from Yogananda I now feel a bit unsure because he says it’s important…

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Questions on Will Power & Telepathy

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Gopal Pandey: Why is will power important for telepathy? What is will power? Is it like real energy? Can we do telepathy without will power? How to develop will power (steps)? Can will power decrease over time? How to increase will power when it decreases? Is it true that will power is highest during morning?

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Soul Mate

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Brown J: Is it possible to have more than one soulmate? I hear the Hindu belief is that once you marry you are one for 7 lifetimes. Do you actually get to meet all your soulmates in a single lifetime? Do you get to know how many soulmates you have in this lifetime? And do you meet them all?

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Am I Seeing the Spiritual Eye?

Nayaswami Mukti

Question from Pete: Something has happened to my consciousness. I don’t meditate. The spiritual eye was seen with the centre, scrambled up in motion but not formed. As well on two occasions from waking have experienced a luminous form of a human shape from shoulders up with no facial features. Then shortly after the same figure but three identical figures. I had the…

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Balance Life for Meditation

Nayaswami Hassi

Question from bogdan: I meditate vipassana. It is the 8th month. 1.5 hours from 5 am, 2 hours from 8 pm. I am getting weaker physically as I feel less the need to eat. During meditations I shiver strongly, yet the pain is slowly subsiding and the attention is getting sharper. I am concerned about my social life. I don’t want to go…

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Have I Failed at Meditation?

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from AC: I have been attempting to meditate for the past 8 years, though only recently very consistently and I have only had fleeting moments of deep meditation in these years. Still, I have felt an increasing sense of peace that pervades my everyday life and makes it easier to calm down in times of distress. My questions are: how can I…