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To Whom Should I Pray?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from SS: I am Hindu and read the Bhagavad Gita , in which Lord Krishna says to think of Him all the time, and offer him everything that we do. My question is I am also trying to attune to Swami Yogananda, and I have another Guru also from a different lineage, so I get confused as to who I should be…

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Using a Timer for Meditation

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Kaydee: I am just beginning a regular practice of daily meditation. Is it good to use a timer? It helps me “stick with it” but seems somehow artificial and can be an interruption. What do you recommend? Thank you.

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Which Mantra Is Best for Peace?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Rajender Kalra: Which mantra should I chant for a peaceful life? Hare Krishna mantra or Gayatri mantra?

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Unsettling Images and Feelings in Meditation

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from aramati: Recently when I meditate, I visualize graphic content where I have to shake my head to snap out of it. I feel these visions are coming up from previous jobs and/or lives, bringing up anger and distrust in humanity. This is very unsettling. I understand it is coming up for me to process suppressed emotions, yet it effects how I…

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Pressure in the Head During Meditation

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Zara: I have been meditating for 5 months now but lately I am experiencing a strong, unpleasant pressure in my head rising from the the top of my head ( crown chakra ) down to the point between the eyebrows and the ache stays for 40-50 minutes after meditation, its a tingling sensation and my head feels really heavy. Also I…

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Healing Rituals

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Anish: I was getting these healings and cleansing done on my chakras. This one healer told me he placed some sort of shield to protect me from evil in my aura. I told him I did not like this and asked him to remove it. I got scared that my soul might get stuck in some shield like this when I…

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Betrayal in Marriage: How Do I Come Out of the Pain?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from shivi: I was devoted wife but my husband was playing with my emotions and making me fool. I discovered 2 weeks before the delivery of second child that he was having an affair. He again made me emotional fool, said so many lies and all. He didn’t stop there but even started disrespecting me at my back and saying wrong stories…

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Tinnitus, the AUM Technique, and Kriya Yoga Meditation

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Ev: I’ve had for years a very loud and disturbing high pitch ringing in my ears (tinnitus). I never discovered the underlying cause. Meditation is a challenge in itself, but I’ve been trying to practice the techniques and slowly hoping I can establish a routine. The hardest challenge is the ‘Om technique’. I suspect it will ever be possible for me…