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Are Mantras Effective if Chanted Mentally?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Ananya: I had a query regarding chanting the mantras. I have plans to chant a lengthy mantra about twelve thousand times, but I cannot chant it from my mouth because I’ll feel extremely tired if I do that. So I want to chant the mantra mentally. 1.) Are mantras effective if chanted mentally? 2.) And will the breathing patterns be affected…

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Two Steps of Meditation

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Aasheesh Chhabra: With experience of walking on spiritual path it seems like it involves two processes. First is calming the mind and Second raising spiritual consciousness. I have found that chanting like Guru gita, Vishnusahasram stotram, Rudram are very beneficial in calm the mind and then once the mind is calm and subdued Kriya yoga pranayama practice is invaluable to increase consciousness….

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How to Communicate with Higher Spiritual Realms?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Mikael Gustafsson: Hi! I wonder if you could you help me to learn how to communicate with the spiritual realm? I think it is very obvious that I am in contact with a lot of spiritual activities, but I do not seem to know how to communicate properly with them? Thank you in advance, best regards, Mikael

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Bad Karma? Or Good Karma?

Nayaswami Hassi

Question from Jehangir Nariman: This life I was a gentle, spiritual & peace loving person but I got a very tough life since childhood with violent parents, health issues and financial struggles. I know it must be my own past bad karma. What can I do to ensure that my next life is good with wealthy spiritual peaceful parents, good health, material & spiritual…

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Do We Exist in Parallel Universes?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Infinity: I learned the story from one of the Hindu scriptures, where the goddess Saraswati takes a grieving queen to see her dead husband in a parallel universe. The king was well and alive in a parallel world. Is it true that there are alternate worlds, where we all exist, but all the events in our life are very different in…

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I Perceive a Nectar Sensation in My Mouth

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Seerapu: I have been feeling a nectar sensation in my mouth, please guide me regarding this feeling. Is there any spiritual significance for this?

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Should We Give Money to Beggars?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from NS: In India there are a lot of beggars. On one hand I feel pity for them and want to give them money, but on the other hand elders say that beggars who are physically well enough to work shouldn’t be given anything, and most beggars are fraudsters. I’m confused as to what to do. Have Master or Swamiji said anything…

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How Can the Buddhist Goal of Personal Extinction Be Attractive for Anyone?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from J.K.: Dear friends, I read in some book that according to Buddhist belief, the buddhas (those who have reached the highest inner stage) after death lose consciousness of their independent existence, uniting with the eternal spirit. I know this is not what Yogananda says. I have problem understanding why people would want freedom at all, if that goal implies death, or…