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What Is the Use of Performing Mundane Tasks on the Path Toward Enlightenment?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Carolyn: Is there any usefulness to performing life’s mundane tasks, like due dates, college, jobs, etc. in terms of spiritual enlightenment? Right now, my immediate future of college and career building seems mundane and fruitless under the enormous shadow of enlightenment. None of these human-made things can compare! What’s the point of it all?! Is there any spiritual reason to stress…

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People Turn Against Me Even Though I Don’t Have Any Bad Intentions. What to Do?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Sravanthi: Hi, I am deeply troubled since i think i am being unnecessarily victimised. I do not and never had any hurtful intentions. I am being misunderstood and i think everyone is turning against me. Now i feel i am getting bad vibes. Please advise on how to protect people around me… People who know me personally care for me, can…

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Is It Okay for a Spiritual Seeker to Dress Beautifully?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Bharati: Hi. Wanted to know if it is okay for a spiritual seeker to focus on looking good and dressing well along with continuing other spiritual practices. Does looking good serve any spiritual purpose?

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In Meditation I See a Tunnel in the Third Eye. How to Proceed?

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Question from Gopala: I’m doing meditation and see like a tunnel in the third eye, with a violet light like a donut ring, and then, going into the blue light, I see a sort of big blue sky, or a sort of big wall, and then it stops there. I do not know what this is. Please help me to know how to…

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How to Play a Musical Instrument in a Spiritual Way?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Amlan: I am learning to play the classical guitar and wish to invoke the blessings and guidance of the Divine in my pursuit. What should my approach be? I do say a small prayer after my daily meditation asking for help to play His sweet music. Are there any chants or prayers that I can include ? Any techniques that I…

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A Black Angel Is Following Me Everywhere I Go

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Gabby: There’s a black angel following me everywhere I go. A man with the third eye once told me there’s a huge giant black fat man following me. I wasn’t surprised when he told me, because I can’t get close to people, and people can’t get close to me because this situation fights & hurts people when I get close to…

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I Dreamed that a Snake Climbed on My Neck & People Worshiped Me

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from GS Raahul Preeyatharshann: Ever since I started practicing Kriya Yoga, I have had a few dreams where in I met the YSS line of Gurus. Recently, I started my intense Kriya Yoga practice and I had a dream in which I was in a temple standing in front of Lord Shiva’s Linga. Suddenly a snake from the temple climbed on to my neck…

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I Noticed that SRF and Ananda Write Yogananda’s Title “Paramhansa” Differently – Why?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Lee: I originally listened to the audio version of Autobiography of a Yogi in 2000, published by SRF, and later read the book a couple of times. I’m interested in reading the original 1946 first edition that Ananda is offering. I noticed that SRF spells the author’s name as Paramahansa Yogananda and Ananda spells the author’s name as Paramhansa Yogananda. I’m…