Yoga and Astrology

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Question from V: Hello, I was wondering how accurate are astrological readings? People have said that when certain planets are in retrograde on your chart, it may cause you to experience insecurities etc. For a long time, I just thought this was just nonsense… however when I look back at my life, almost all the major challenges I have faced seem to fall…

Being with a Dying Loved One – as a Kriya Yogi

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Question from Diana: I have been a nurse in both oncology and the ICU for most of my career. I am “comfortable” with death of the body, and have witnessed many. Several were quite significant gifts to me spiritually. My question now, as a kriya yogi, is, what is the “best” way to be with someone who is dying? On what, or where…

Was Babaji Lord Krishna?

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Question from mangesh: dear sir/madam I had read in ‘The New Path’ that Babaji was Lord krishna in Mahabharat, and again now in reading a book about Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa I read that Ramakrishna had stated that he was Lord Krishna in Mahabharat times. which is true??or both are true?? please answer.

Duty to Family and Duty to God

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Question from Raju: In my life I faced rejection from my work field. So I did not have a good job for long time. I could not earn much. At the age of 40 I felt rejection and stopped looking jobs because of fear of loosing. Now I am doing some internet things and making a life. As in India I could not…

Burning up the seeds of past bad karma

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Question from Joydeep: I’ve been on the spiritual path for the last 10 years and recently I have intensified my practice which has jump started my spiritual life. I have always had fears which I have tried to face as much as possible. Recently I was “attacked” by a spell of fear that lasted about 3 hours and I felt this intensity after…

Yogananda’s Bible interpretations

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Question from J: Hi, I find your lessons intrguing. I am considering converting to Christianity, but like Yogananda mentioned, am afraid I might be responding to churchianity. I feel that I shoud uncover divinty in life, in each moment. I also feel that Jesus and Buddha have been pivotal figures in modern spirituality. However, they are probably misunderstood. Seeing as Yogananda has written…

Liberation and Finding God

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Question from Jason: Has Swami Kriyananda found liberation and God?

My 4-year old likes to meditate

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Question from Craig: Last Sunday I awoke later than normal. Usually I meditate when my family is sleeping When I announced that it was time for me to meditate, my 4 yr old said he wanted to also, he sees me do this in the evening. I fixed him a place next to me and gave him basic instruction. Amazingly he sat quietly…

Residency at Ananda Village

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Question from tony Wagner: Is there a process to apply to live in Ananda Village ?