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Balancing Reason and Feeling To “Become Gods”

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Question from Santiago Gonzalez: I read this: “The harmonious balance of reason and feeling leads to intuitive perception and the ability to know what is Truth. Achieving this balance, men and women become gods.” I was wondering how this balance is achieved, physiologically speaking. What is the connection between ida and pingala nadis, the right and left hemispheres of the brain, and reason and…

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Obedience to (Bad) Parents

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Question from Sudha: Our scriptures state that we must respect our parents and be obedient to them failing which, we are committing a sin. What do we do when we have bad parents who have never really cared for our well being but have always been selfish and look at their children only as a means of earning money? What do we do…

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Can Love also Be Non-Attached?

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Question from Manisha: Can vairagya and prem co-exist? I love a person and have lustful thoughts only for him. I don’t want to be touched by some other person now.

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Disturbing Experiences in Meditation

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Question from Will: I have a green field of vision when I close my eyes. Whenever I try to go to sleep, a green and red glowing glob seems to ooze out of my eyes. It expands into a huge fog. It floats away as it is glowing red but mainly green only to return to my bedside. When it returns, it hoovers…

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Kundalini

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Question from furio tonet: I used to meditate with a mantra (trascendental meditation). Years ago while meditating my lower spine was vigorously shaken and this rose up to my neck. This experience took place several times for a week or so. the energy shaking my spine was indeed very strong. Do you have an explanation for this?

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Should I Discontinue My Medication?

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Question from Pooja: Hello there! I have been taking antidepressants for ten years now for a mood disorder. But currently I’m at a point in my life where I’m enormously fulfilled and happy with what life has to offer me and I have a very good grasp and control over my thoughts and feelings. Unfortunately my doctor has not been supportive in helping…

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Changing Unwanted Thoughts and Attachment

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Question from Manisha Kumari: I am in pre-final year of my engineering. I am in love with a guy and we are on a break as we both want to concentrate on our career. We communicate much less. I am finding this difficult and am not able to concentrate on my studies. I am overwhelmed by my attachment to him. I want to concentrate…

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Strange Sensations When Meditating

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Question from Sarah Ort: I meditated properly for the first time the other day and the strangest sensation came over me. Suddenly I couldn’t feel my body and I couldn’t feel myself breathing anymore. I couldn’t hear the teacher or anyone around me. The only thing I could see and feel was my thoughts but I felt like I was floating miles above the…

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Questions on Spiritual Living and How to Attain Bliss

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Question from Roby: How to face the judgments of people? How to meditate in an easy way to progress spiritually? Sometimes I sense a spiritual smell. Please tell me about a technique to increase peace and bliss in my life. Sometimes I feel ananda (inner bliss) but it is short-lived. How to widen my spiritual bliss so that I can make more progress…

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Is Premature Death Destined by Karma?

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Question from Aakriti: My younger brother, aged 19 and elder sister went on a vacation. While boating in a kayak, he took off his life jacket in excitement and ultimately drowned. Consequently, my sister has massive guilt because she couldn’t stop him from removing the life jacket. She also was the one who took him on vacation because she was feeling stressed and…