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What Is Abuse?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from JP: Growing up in my family I was mentally, emotionally, physically, sexually & religiously abused. I have spent the last 30 years trying to learn how to recognize abuse when it happens to me, and learn when to walk away from people who are abusing me. How do you tell the difference between abuse that you need to walk away from…

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The Spiritual Path and Desires for Fashion, Wearing Brands, Luxury

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Christina: What would have Yogananda said to people (both men and women) who consider that: wearing brands is very important, even necessary (designer shoes, bags, etc.)? And that dating or marrying a rich man who can buy such expensive things and a luxurious lifestyle is important, or a priority?

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Is Haidakhan Baba the Same As Mahavatar Babaji?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Sandrine: I have recently come across a small documentary about Haidakhan Babaji, who was discovered in a sacred cave in the Himalayas in 1970 and left his body in 1984. Apparently some people consider him as a reincarnation on Mahavatar Babaji and I am curious to know your opinion on this?

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What Are “Hard Times”? How to Face Them?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Zayin: I was wondering what hard times really mean? Cause I have made it through months I shouldn’t have and I feel as if I am past the point of my own existence. But, the longer Im staying in this physical vessel the more I discover. But, even then the oppression becomes 10x worse, the blessings are 20x better. I was…

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Tingling Sensation When Meditating

Nayaswami Mukti

Question from Alberto: Hello I’m from Spain. I write you because I’ve been noticing for two year than I have like tingling in my back and in my extremities when I’m concentrated in my respiration. Before I use to notice when I was meditating. I feel like energy in my body but after that my body is like before. I need to have…

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Sexual Self-Control and the Spiritual Path

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Ash: I’ve been meditating for about 2 years now. I’ve constantly heard about the importance of semen retention for a practitioner of meditation. Is it important to refrain from any sort of sexual activity (even self pleasuring) that may cause loss of seminal fluid inorder for progress in our meditation practise? Or are these 2 exclusive of each other. Can’t a…

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Is the 9-Gem Bangle “Navaratna” Safe to Wear? Are Lab-Fabricated Gems Effective?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Falk Born: Namaste. As far as i know Sri Yukteswar, as well as Yoganandaji, wore a navaratna gem bangle, with all 9 gems? So is it safe to wear? Many pandits talk a lot, and i need to find clarity please. I’m also curious: there is a company selling those bangles with gems grown in a lab, under same circumstances with perfect…

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How Do I Get Rid of Bad Qualities?

Nayaswami Mukti

Question from Sathya Krishna: How to get rid of bad inherent qualities like obsessive compulsive disorder,easily getting angry when things are not going as how we believe to be and what is the purpose of this life?

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What Career Should I Choose to Facilitate My Spiritual Growth?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from N S: I’m a college student, 19 years old, from India. I’m naturally good in academics, especially maths and computer science. I’m doing an engineering degree and plan to go into academic research, out of respect for my late father’s wishes. I don’t have any inclination to pursue other activities like dance, music, art, business etc. But I still feel doubtful whether…