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What Is the Current Year According to the Yuga System?

Nayaswami Dharmarajan

Question from Elle: I’m currently reading The Holy Science by Swami Yukteswarji. As I understand it, we are currently in the year 1220 Dwapara. Is that correct? And if so, in 580 years we enter the sandhi before Treta Yuga? And, if possible, can you point me to any sloka translations for this book?

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What Is Superstition?

Nayaswami Dharmarajan

Question from Pradeep Laveti: Does eye twitching have any significance in spirituality or day to day life? I have observed many times, bad things happening when my left eye twitches. But not every time, at least not when I affirm nothing wrong is going to happen. Does it have a significance or it’s just another superstition?

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When Was “The Holy Science” Published?

Nayaswami Dharmarajan

Question from Toby: When did The Holy Science hit the streets? I see that is was “written” in 1894. What is the date the first copies were printed? I first read Autobiography of a Yogi in 1974 and am still studying yoga. Who was the publisher? Have you ever seen an original copy?

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Are Yogananda’s Teachings Hinduism, Or Something Else?

Nayaswami Dharmarajan

Question from Lisa: Recently I discovered the work of Yogananda and find a great alignment of my beliefs and practices therein. Is the study of P. Yogananda Hinduism, or something else?

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Spiritual Responsibility and Social Justice

Nayaswami Dharmarajan

Question from A: What does spiritual responsibility look like with the current unrest and injustice against black people worldwide? I’m struggling to understand what calling for social justice means and looks like in light of dharma and the spiritual path.

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I Am Seeing Patterns of Numbers. What Do They Mean?

Nayaswami Dharmarajan

Question from Jack: I keep seeing numbers that repeat but have a different middle number, for example. 343 or 737 or 919 or 595. Why do I see these numbers? I know it’s my angels communicating with me, but what is the reason for all the repeating first and last numbers?

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Transferring Spiritual Gains to Others

Nayaswami Dharmarajan

Question from Anonymous: How can we transfer prana or our spiritual gains to other individual or individuals, if at all it is possible, and what will be the impact on us?