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In Meditation Should I Control My Swaying Body?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Trupti Vaish: Swaying of body, feeling push in crown and head falling back to touch back — what are all these feelings during meditation? Should we try to control / stop them? Thank you!

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Why Does a Soul Want Experiences, if it is Perfect? Are Souls Different?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from SS: Why does the soul want to have experiences if it is perfect and already in the presence of God? How does the soul in the beginning get a form- a rock, plant, animal, human? there is a missing link here that I can’t understand? Are souls of different types/natures from the beginning?

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Do Anger and Hatred Make Us Lose Precious Energy?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Amit: In one of the talks it was mentioned that one loses precious energy when one develops negative emotions like anger and hatred. Is that true of sexual energy as well? Does one squander away precious spiritual energy anytime one gets sexual thoughts? Is that the reason brahmacharya is one of Patanjali’s yamas? What about entertainment, like watching TV, being on…

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Are Ghosts Astral Beings?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from SS: Is the astral body, which is made of light, the same as a ghost? If we see a ghost, are we seeing someone’s astral body? Please explain what the differences are.

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Is Lord Rama Real? What Do the Kriya Masters Say about Him?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Rounak Agrawal: Both Yogananada ji & Sri Yukteswar Giri ji spoke much about Krishna, but little about Lord Rama. Perhaps Lord Rama is more widely worshipped in India than Krishna. So I wanted to know their views on Lord Rama. When did the Ramayana happen? Is Lord Rama mythical or real? Valmiki’s Ramayana mentions that Lord Rama ruled the earth for 11000…

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Why Are Spiritual Practices Necessary? Isn’t Asking God from the Heart Enough?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Vivek Sharma: The Bible says about God-realization (experience) to ‘ask and it shall be given’. Then why do we have to do spiritual practices? Just ask from the heart. Secondly, God is our loving Father. Do we need to pay a price (spiritual practices) to get something from our Father?

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Can I Experience the Highest Spiritual Attainment Now? Or Are Many Years Necessary?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from A Seeker: Can spiritual progress take place at this moment? Is it possible for spiritual progress to take place at any point in time given that a person starts practicing yoga and meditation with a focused mind, but for a very short duration? It was a little disheartening for me to realize that it took a lot of years for even the…