Music for Meditation

Nayaswami Maria

Question from Gautam Sharma: Is it ok to listen to music (specifically meditation music — labeled on Youtube)? In order to suppress the ambient sounds (kids shouting, babies crying), I put on some meditation music and meditate. Is this practice ok?

Getting a Fresh Start (After Divorce)

Nayaswami Maria

Question from Winnie: I recently was divorced about 6 months ago but it was long overdue. I dealt with the pain and now I’m ready to date again. I joined a dating site that helps me meet people from all over the country but the only people I seem to connect with are the ones who live/lived/grew up in the area that I’m…

Dealing with Stress and Losing Hope

Nayaswami Maria

Question from Truthseeker: I’m a Kriyaban in India. I have been having a torrid two months, with issues concerning job, income and overall mental and spiritual well-being. I have tried to tune into Master and Swamiji with whatever I could, and have found great lessons in the experiences. However, I have been going through a lot of stress too, and I don’t feel…

How Can I Know Whether I Am on the Right Path?

Nayaswami Maria

Question from Stephanie West: Hello, I newly accepted Christ but I’m not really sure how. Many events have really lead me to Jesus in this last week and a half, but I’m not sure about Christianity. Christianity defies some beliefs I hold intuitively. I’ve never been religious or much spiritual. I’m looking for a meditation to get closer to Jesus. The other night when…

Restoring Self-Confidence

Nayaswami Maria

Question from hs: I have been suffering from inferiority complex and sort of fearful nature and depression since long time. I am religious and spiritual and sometimes not meeting the standards of spirituality also contributed a lot for the problem — partly perhaps due to childhood repression as my mother had angry and dominating nature. I lack self-esteem and all this has affected…

Why Concentrate at the Spiritual Eye?

Nayaswami Maria

Question from Rahul Ghosh: Is it alright if I do my daily meditation with open eyes while fixing the gaze at a certain point on the wall, assuming focusing at the third eye? I find it difficult to focus at the kutastha or third eye with closed eyes. My gaze always shifts from focus with closed eyes.

In Wakefulness and in Sleep: God, God, God

Nayaswami Maria

Question from Anonymous: Through out the day I feel highly energised due to a practice of deep breathing and feeling joy. I have benefited immensely from the advice of Paramhansa Yogananda as stated in his book Man’s Eternal Quest. However, I want to prolong this experience in the night as well. But deep and controlled breathing seems impossible at night as I lose…

Allowing Meditation to Work

Nayaswami Maria

Question from Sudershan: I cannot concentrate on my meditation. Please help.

Contacting a Departed Soul

Nayaswami Maria

Question from Manoj: My father has passed away a few days ago. I love him so much. He is still occupying my heart and brain for 24 hours. I want to connect with the departed soul of my father. What is the procedure? Please reply me. I am desperate to get answer of my question.

Being Dharmic in the Workplace

Nayaswami Maria

Question from Esha: I work in a corporate firm, an IVF hospital chain as a counselor where my job includes retaining patients. I counsel them but also I am given certain targets to achieve. Is it negative karma to convince people to stay and take treatment if they are doubtful or are not interested? What should I do: leave my job or do…