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Does an Avatar Experience Suffering?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Bea: Hello friends! I wonder, does a fully enlightened Guru also experience suffering? Or are they completely not touched by any suffering? Best wishes from Sweden

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Building Strength During Times of Health Challenges

Nayaswami Hassi

Question from Anonymous: Does the occurrence of a disease have any connection to the spiritual progress of a devotee or practitioner? What could be God’s reason for bestowing disease on a sincere devotee? And what must a devotee afflicted with disease think — how should s(he) proceed in life, what justification/solace shall s(he) give to himself/herself? What should be done so that faith in God…

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Earning Money for the Spiritual Path

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Nins: I recently had a debate with my spiritual friend on the topic “Spirituality and Money”. I said money is essential for spiritual progress…for instance if we want to go to a center to learn meditation, or attend workshops, we need money in terms of transport, workshop fees etc. If we want to go to a mountain cave and meditate, we…

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Does Meditation Cause Experiences of Deja Vu and “HD Reality?”

Nayaswami Mukti

Question from Artavis: Peace and love. I was wondering if you may be of help with what I’m experiencing. Recently I’ve been chanting Om every day and meditating a lot. But I have found myself witnessing life in a more HD reality with lots of Deja Vu daily. I even had a weird moment where my heart began beating fast even though I…

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The Sri Yantra Symbol

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Leonel Medina Moreno: Namaste! I feel attracted to the Sri Yantra symbol and intuitively I perceive some meanings of this Sacred Geometry, but my questions are: Did Yogananda or Kriyananda ever talk about what this symbol means? It has some value or can be useful to a student of Yoganandaji’s teachings in some way? And last question: I have a Sri Yantra altar…

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What Does It Mean to “Live in the Spine”?

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from Harshvardhan: What does Sri Yogananda mean when he suggests to live more in spine and have attention centered on third eye? Is it to try to feel energy there?

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Healing from Illness vs. Learning Karmic Lessons

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Vivek: Are illness or diseases manifestations of karma? If yes, how one can heal karma without learning a lesson which some spiritual school claims like like Pranic Healing, Reiki, etc.? And does such healing subsume the karma or may lead to lessons in another form until we learn it, which is said by some another spiritual schools like Sadguru of Isha…

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Do We Not Have Dreams During Our Last Day on Earth?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Frank: Hello, I have read that Master Yogananda said that during a persons’ last day on earth, he/she won’t dream. Did Master ever go into more detail about this? Thank you.

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The Yin-Yang Attributes of the Chakras

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Akanksha Bhardwaj: All chakras have their yin-yang sides. And still we label 7 chakras overall like — 1st (yang), 2nd (yin), 3rd (yang) and so on, alternately. Does it mean that each chakra has overall yang/yin dominance? Is it like 1st,3rd, 5th chakras have yang energy dominant (expressive) and 2nd, 4th, 6th chakras have yin energy dominant (feelings)?

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Are Intimate Relationships Worthwhile, Spiritually?

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from Chris: How can one be in an intimate relationship yet be non-attached to their partner? The only way I can see that work is if they loved their partner equally to everyone else, with unconditional love (which is indeed our fundamental goal). But then what would be the point of being in a relationship? In this transitory world, is there even…