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Problems with Pranayama

Nayaswami Dharmarajan

Question from Mahesh: Whenever I do pranayama, I feel sleepy, dull, inactive for few days. Without giving up, I tried for months, but nothing changed. Finally I gave up pranayama for a few months. Today I wanted to start pranayama, and again I am getting the same symptoms. What’s wrong? Please help me.

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When will Yogananda be reborn?

Nayaswami Dharmarajan

Question from David St. Clair: 30 years ago I read a quote from one of Yogananda’s books where he stated that his next rebirth would be in something like 150 years at a center of learning, high in the himalayas, at a time of great technological advancement and when the world would be in great peace. What book is this from and how many years…

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The three aspects of mind

Nayaswami Dharmarajan

Question from Harish: Namaskaram. What is the difference between the Conscious, Subconscious, and Unconscious mind? Thank You.

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The power of intuition

Nayaswami Dharmarajan

Question from Harish: Namaskaram. I’ve heard Vivekananda gained complete knowledge of a book by holding it in his hands without even opening it. And I also heard from Sadhguru JV that he can gather the knowledge acquired by any person who is in front of him directly from mind. What is this process called in yoga? How is it possible? How can we…

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Does hearing loss affect meditation?

Nayaswami Dharmarajan

Question from Ravi: How do the following conditions affect the meditator: partial colour blindness and hearing deficiency?

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Learning Kriya Yoga

Nayaswami Dharmarajan

Question from Shravan: Can you please explain how I can be initiated into Kriya Yoga. I have been meditating for the past six months, and I want to move on to practicing Kriya Yoga. I live in Ontario Canada, and there is no Ananda Centre near by. Do you recommend a specific teacher/organization?

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Can the Guru Guide without Giving Initiation?

Nayaswami Dharmarajan

Question from Shrey: I have understood that God is our ultimate goal and our job on this earth is to decrease the gap that we have created by our ego. So I am determined to transform this lower nature and become one with the Divine Mother. But this battle requires a Guru. Do you think Yoganandaji or Kriyanandaji will guide me? I have…

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Living with Master

Nayaswami Dharmarajan

Question from Kailash: Hello and a very Happy New Year to all the 1,000 or more saints at Ananda! My question is what is the best way to offer everything I do at the feet of God and Master this year (and all years)? How can I be more devotional in thought as well as action? What should I do to stay focused…

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How Important Is the Astrological Bangle?

Nayaswami Dharmarajan

Question from D.P.: How important is it to wear the gold, silver, and copper astrological bangle talked about by Paramhansa Yogananda. I know meditation is the single most important thing in ones life, but I would like your thoughts on the bangle. I figure every little bit helps and I need all the help I can get. The cost of a bangle would…

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Dwapara Yuga versus Kali Yuga

Nayaswami Dharmarajan

Question from Dominic McKay: Hi, I’m researching the Dwapara vs Kali Yuga confusion after having read The Holy Science. Any suggestions of where I can find out more about this subject? Any clear articles about it? I found an answer to a similar question on this website that had a link that’s now dead: http://www.ananda.org/ask/114/kali-yuga-or-dwapara-yuga — -are/ so was unable to find out more….