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Plagued by Tiredness

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from A devotee: I am unable to keep discipline in sleeping or waking. The brain does not obey. I keep awake in bed for long and oversleep in the morning. Also, upon waking the body takes a long time to become active. I remain lethargic. In the afternoon a cloud of sleep descends on me and against my better sense, I fall asleep….

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How to Practice Japa

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from roby: how to increase my concentration while i am chanting,because mere repition of any name of god is not fruitful if we are not concentrated,how to progress in japa?sometimes when we are chanting we are engrossed in other thought,please tell me how to do japa and develop emotions while chanting,only love can make my chanting fruitful,how would i achieve that?

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I Get Angry Easily–Help!

Nayaswami Mukti

Question from Kana Yuhi: I get angry very quickly, at little things. How do I improve myself?

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How Can We Inwardly Maintain a Superconscious Level?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Smit: Once we reach a superconsciousness level of the mind, how can we be in that state permanently? Also, sometimes the situation around us changes and it leads to slipping back to ordinary conscious, or to a subconscious level of mind. How to avoid slipping down to an ordinary level of consciousness?

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Your Father’s Untimely Death

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from N S: My father passed away in October 2020 from colon cancer. I’m a 19 year old girl. My parents had a rough marriage, and throughout that time my relationship with my father was the strongest, but I was always on cordial terms with mom. Three months after dad’s passing, my mom’s started dating another person. Ever since I’ve come to know…

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Was Shiva a Human Being on Earth Thousands of Years Ago?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Abel: Hi. Some gurus say that Shiva was a human being who walked on this Earth, many thousands of years ago. Is that true? And that Paravati and Kali were his real wives? I know for sure that Yogananda never taught this, but I wonder if he did not tell all he knows about Shiva. Sincerely and thanks

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How to Face a Serious Health Challenge

Nayaswami Mukti

Question from Anonymous: I am dealing with stage 4 triple negative breast cancer. I switched oncologists because my last one gave me a very dismal prognosis. It’s true that I am sensitive to chemo and oftentimes I have to take a lower dose and skip weeks. I’m on my 2nd line of treatment and recent scans showed the cancer is growing. If we…

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Career Ambition, Small Desires, and the Spiritual Path

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Kana Yuhi: Can we be ambitious in pursuits like our career, money-making etc. if we’re on the spiritual path? Also, If I’m on the spiritual path, is it wrong buy little things which you want but do not need?

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After Years of Abuse from My Father, Why Should I Continue to Suffer?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Rajesh Jha: I am 49 years old, unmarried. My father abused me mentally and physically since childhood. He never took care of me. He used to say that he has no responsibility towards me. He remains firm on this principle. According to him I am his servant who is only born to serve him. Because of him I had traumas, anxiety attacks,…