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How to Learn Kriya Yoga

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Question from Tanya: Namaste. How do I take Kriya Yoga initiation? What all things I would need to abide by once I take this oath, and what all I have to do once I take this?

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The Purpose of Life

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Question from Ashutosh Tripathi: I recently gone through a period of emotional stress that created many problems for me like anxiety, depression and loneliness. But suddenly thoughts of life and death cropped up into my mind and i became too philosophical as one has to die one way, what happens after it, what is salvation or Moksh. I can’t share these questions with any…

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Why Pray to God in Multiple Forms

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Question from Esha: When we invoke or pray, we say supreme god…divine father and divine mother..then names of all the holy masters..saints or archangels and other divine beings. But supreme god is our parent. Why do we say divine father and divine mother then? Isn’t it the same spiritual being?

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Old Memories Surfacing in Meditation

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Question from karen: Hi, quite often when I’m meditating, an old memory that I haven’t thought about in many years just pops into my head. Generally they are negative issues such as arguments or mistakes from the past which spark a sad feeling but I try to let go of them. What is the reason for these thoughts coming up? Is it a…

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Feeling Sensations and Pressure During Meditation

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Question from Aparana Arjariya: I’m doing meditation and yoga from 1 month. I feel some pressure and tingling in my forehead and sometimes feel heat in my body and sometimes cold in my body. What is its meaning? What happened in my inner body?

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Use of Subliminal Messages

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Question from Chandan K: I have an anxiety disorder — social anxiety. I recently came across some subliminal messaging videos that embed affirmations using neurolinguistic programming. I had read that Swami Vivekananda and Yoganandaji had said that hypnotism was bad for the mind. Could you please let me know if such videos are ok? They help me.

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Movement During Meditation

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Question from Julia: Hi, when I sit and meditate I wiggle or sway a bit from side to side. Not very violently but I feel like it’s in the rhythm of my heart beat and it originates from my saccral bone. I don’t have to be in deep mediation for it to occur. It’s enough with just sitting. What can the causes be?

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Pressure in the Head During Meditation

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Question from Apoorva Chandra: While developing the habit of keeping attention at Kutastha, I am experiencing strong unpleasant pressure in the forehead. It is now happening unconsciously as well throughout the day. Please help me get over it. I have stopped meditation due to this but it is still happening.

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Calming Heart Palpitations

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Question from Tapasya: My heart breaks into palpitation easily….with mild stress physical or mental…which slows me down.. How do i make my heart stay calm at all times.! Thank you! Love Tapasya

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Meditating on a Question

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Question from Jessica: Hello. When meditating on a question, how do I know when I receive the right answer? How do I know the answer is expressed by my heart and not just my brain? Is there a certain way of telling whether the answer comes from the heart or the brain?