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Is It Bad to Doubt God?

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from AO: Is doubt in God bad? And is it really possible for a person to be 100% certain that God exists when he or she has never personally experienced God?

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Can Karma Yoga Take Us to Samadhi?

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from Ashutosh: Patanjali has described the eightfold path to Realization in the Yoga Sutras called Ashtanga Yoga. Is it possible to reach the ultimate superconscious state through karma yoga? Can a person attain samadhi through sincere and pure work even after being engaged in work for carrying out oneself’s and others’ welfare?

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Why Don’t I Meditate Regularly Anymore?

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from Piu: I am going through a battle. A part of me is intensely spiritual, and I know that’s the aim of my life. But the other part of me just wants to run away from this. I have a toddler, a home to manage, a demanding job, and in spite of this, I think if I want badly enough I can…

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What Does It Mean to “Live in the Spine”?

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Question from Harshvardhan: What does Sri Yogananda mean when he suggests to live more in spine and have attention centered on third eye? Is it to try to feel energy there?

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Are Intimate Relationships Worthwhile, Spiritually?

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from Chris: How can one be in an intimate relationship yet be non-attached to their partner? The only way I can see that work is if they loved their partner equally to everyone else, with unconditional love (which is indeed our fundamental goal). But then what would be the point of being in a relationship? In this transitory world, is there even…

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Can We Practice Kriya Yoga in the Astral World?

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from Frank: Hello, if a person does not achieve emancipation in this lifetime, will he/she be able to continue Kriya Yoga while in the astral world?

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Judgment vs. Discrimination

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from Viviana Daniel: In our spiritual path we need to overcome the tendency of judgment to others and also, we need to develop discrimination. Can you explain how to know the difference?

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Is It Okay to Lie About My Education?

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from Milan: Hello. I’m caught up in figuring out whether it is ever ok to lie. In my experience, I can feel that lies negatively affect my throat chakra. I’m caught in a situation where my mother needs me to lie to family members, friends, and relatives about how many years I’ve been in school. I am 21 and have only completed…

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Devotion to Math vs. Devotion to God

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from S. Roy: I am currently a postgraduate student in Mathematics and will be going to do Ph.D soon. I have noticed that when I am engrossed in a mathematical problem, I seem to forget everything else. I also want to win over my greatest fear — death — and make death happen to me when I wish. I have found out that…

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Heart-Centered vs. Spiritual-Eye-Centered Meditation

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Question from Colin: I am struggling with my practice. I have experienced great results through the practice of heart centered meditation. Until recently, I have start to fall from tranquil into tired. I have tried working with between the eyebrow meditation, but don’t receive the same ones as when centered from the heart. I also fall back into the maya.