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Will a Smudging Ceremony Drive Away Only Negative Spirits, or Also a Welcome Presence?

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Question from Victoria: I have a question about smudging; I know that it can be used to try and rid a space of unwanted energy/spirits, but do you know if it would affect a spiritual presence that is welcome? A family member of mine passed away in the house that I live in, and sometimes I feel like I’m still able to feel…

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Why Was Arjuna Scared Seeing Krishna’s Cosmic Form If the Ultimate Reality Is Blissful?

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Question from Tom: The ultimate reality is described as enormous joy, so why did Arjuna get scared so much with Krishna’s cosmic form? He begged Krishna to stop that experience. Is that cosmic form different from Christ Consciousness? And, by the way, how should we understand the much advertised idea of the “fear of God”?

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How to Increase Patience When Dealing With People?

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Question from Koyal: How to increase patience when dealing with people? I’m a soft, polite person, but at times I really lose my patience when dealing with people, closed ones, or otherwise, e.g: I have been living alone for a year now, due to work and no one knocks my door on weekend unless known. I had joined a Meditation class online in…

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What Is the Difference Between the Astral World and the Causal World?

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Question from Radhika Rajesh Chandak: Some days ago I was watching a video of Swami Kriyanandaji. He talked about the astral world and the causal world. So what is that astral world, what is the causal world, and what’s the difference between the two?

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I Have Had Disappointing Results in My Work. I Can’t Hear Yogananda’s Guidance.

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Question from Anonymous: Namaste, I have been going through tough times at my job for the past few years, and despite of doing above average work, the results are disappointing. I have been a kriyaban for 2 years. I was advised to commune with Yogananda and seek his guidance. However I am not sure if I am getting any. As I understand it,…

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The Prophecy of Bhrigu Predicted Swami Kriyananda’s Passing Incorrectly. How Is That Possible?

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Question from pushkar: Greetings! Swami Kriyananda said that according to the predictions made by Bhrigu (an ancient rishi who created written prophecies thousands of years ago, for people who live in our time), he was supposed to die in 2009. Yet he lived almost four years longer. How could that happen? Was Bhrigu wrong in that particular prediction? Swamiji often praised Bhrigu a…