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Renunciation: Brahmacharya or Family?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Manoj: I am a bachelor (38 yrs.) & spiritually inclined. I think being single is more helpful in spiritual life but at the same time I am concerned turning a renunciate brahmachari/ sannyasi. Although there are ashrams in India which take care of basic needs however as per varnashrama dharma, a renunciate should live on madhukari (begging). Given this, I feel…

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Communicating With a Departed Loved One

Nayaswami Hassi

Question from jaya: It is about 9 months since I lost my husband. We both were very close to each other. I am finding it very difficult to survive without him. It is almost 26 years since we are married. Is there a way in meditation to have communication with my husband’s crossed-over soul?

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Islam: The Religion

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Petals: Hello, could you please explain why it seems many Muslims have a negative viewpoint for almost all who don’t follow Islam? What is the spiritual significance of burqa? Why is it that I don’t see any spiritual organizations in Muslim countries except those that preach Islam?

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How to Meditate with Half-Closed Eyes

Nayaswami Diksha

Question from Kavitha: Hi, I am a newbie in meditation and practicing half closed eye meditation as taught by Yoganandaji. When I try to gaze upward at spiritual eye with eyes slightly open, my eyes automatically open, and I can see the object in front of me, but still my gaze or concentration is at spiritual eye. My doubt is during half-closed eye…

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Babaji, the Peerless Mahavatar

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Aruna: Recently came to know about Babaji. Was reading and learning about him. How can I get his blessings and how do I know he will listen me? What should I do for him to listen all my pains which I am going through in life?

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Visual Experience When Not Meditating

Nayaswami Mukti

Question from Lily: I have a question about my experience not in my meditation it is with open eyes and every where I look up generally when my mind is calm. What is this bright blue and golden points above and around me? And is there anything I need to do?

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How Do Beings in the Astral World Gain Knowledge?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from pushkar: How do beings in the astral world and causal world gain knowledge — for example of physics, business, philosophy, etc.? Another question: Is an increase in understanding a sign of spiritual progress?

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When the Disciple Is Ready the Guru Appears!

Nayaswami Hassi

Question from Maya: I had been practicing under a guru for many years but then there was a dispute and I left her. Now I practice from reading and the internet. Should I look for a guru or will a guru appear?

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Reincarnation and the Cosmic Dream

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Tl: Does Ananda believe in reincarnation? If so, can you be in, but believe that right after death we go to God and Jesus in Heaven? Also, true Christianity explains not to believe in idols (does Ananda promote polytheism, or stick to God?)

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Are Chakras Masculine or Feminine?

Nayaswami Mukti

Question from Reddy: What is a male personality like if he is more dominated in masculine chakras (1st, 3rd, 5th)? What is a female personality like if she is dominated by masculine chakras (1st, 3rd, 5th)? What is a male personality like if he is dominated by feminine chakras (2nd, 4th, 6th)? What is a female personality like if she is dominated by…