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I Feel Responsible for My Parents’ Deaths

Nayaswami Mukti

Question from Priya V: My both parents expired due to covid. As a daughter, had admitted them in good hospital, but in spite of best medication, lost both of them in a month’s time. I feel guilty and stressed that I was the reason for their infection & death, since I had brought them to my home, not being aware that my Mom in…

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God Doesn’t Help Me. Does He Not Care?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Esak: For years I have asked God, or some aspect of God, for help for a specific problem. It hasn’t helped. They say you must have faith. Well, I have enough faith to ask for help. But why should I have faith? Is God so weak that He can’t help if you don’t have enough faith? Then He/She is nothing but…

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During Hong Sau Meditation My Tongue Is Moving

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Victor: Hi I am sorry if I am asking too many question as of late, it is because I am very eager to progress with my meditations and life. I have only this one question to ask for now, when I practise the hong-sau tecnique I find that I can not get my tounge to stop moving or at least feeling…

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When Will I Know Divine Mother Is with Me?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Sam: Swami Yogananda said that when you meditate upon God, you begin to feel his presence. When I meditate upon the divine mother I feel great joy and I am convinced that it’s her presence, but then doubt enters in my mind that it is just an illusion, I have faith but sometimes it doesn’t work. what to do in such…

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Opening the Heart for God’s Blessings

Nayaswami Hassi

Question from Namita: Currently I am going through an unknown anxiety. The reason is unknown. e.g. I used to drive few years back. But one small accident happened three years back and I completely lost my confidence to drive again. Though it was minor, but I hurt one man slightly. Due to this I keep on fearing and unable to drive, keep on…

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Breathing During Hong-Sau Feels Mechanical

Nayaswami Mukti

Question from Victor: Hi when practising Hong-sau I feel that no matter what I do my breathing becomes mechanical, I find it quite difficult to distance myself and observe the breath as if I was observing the breath of another person. What is your advice on this and in general what are some tips on the Hong-sao tecnique? It would mean alot to…

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Why Should We Say Affirmations in the Present Tense

Nayaswami Mukti

Question from SS: What is the reason behind saying affirmations in the present tense, that is to say you already have wealth even if you are materially poor, or if you want good friends to affirm you already have it? it appears contradictory? is it because you are affirming from a “spiritual” level instead of one’s limited “egoic” material level where clearly there…

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How to Let Go of Time and the World During Meditation

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Victor: I find it difficult to let go of time and the world in general during meditation, how can I stop thinking about time but still be able to fit meditation into my schedule especially when it is a tight schedule? I really want to deepen my meditations so I hope that you will give me an answer so I can…

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Is the Divine Mother to Be Feared?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Sam: According to Yogananda & Ramakrishna Paramhansa, Devi is the Divine Mother of the universe who has an all-forgiving nature. But in India She is worshipped with respect, awe & perhaps fear by most people. Besides, even animal sacrifice is performed as a ritual. The complicated worship of Devi is performed very carefully (lest She would be displeased). In many books…