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Listening to AUM in meditation

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from MPG: I read somewhere that lahiri mahasaya was attributed to say, “Man’s greatest duty is to hear the AUM sounds.” Why? He often counseled to do more kriya’s for most problems. I’m not concerned about the apparent contradiction. Why did he stress the AUM technique?

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The Path of Kriya Yoga Course

Nayaswami Seva

Question from karan: hi i haver read the auto bio of paramhansa yoganada and i was really impressed.i have also recently bought the path of kriya yoga which i m following seriously and the results have been quite satisfying. Q. is there any posture which can help me sit for more than one hour? Q also are there any exercises which can greatly…

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Love: human or divine?

Nayaswami Seva

Question from Vinay: Hi, Could you tell me what is Love? Is human love and love for God, different? How can we say that love between two people is delusive, and not the reflection of the same love we have for God, since we too are a relection of Him? Why is the desire of intimacy with the opposite sex a hindrance, if…

Yoga for firefighters

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Question from Brian M Dotson: I teach yoga out in the community. I am a firefighter, and truly believe that my brothers and sisters could use yoga both physically and spiritually. They are a very “fit” group, but the rates of pulled muscles and back problems is astounding. Has anyone worked with someone or have some insight to how I can best translate the benefits…

Residency at Ananda Village

Ananda Sangha Worldwide

Question from tony Wagner: Is there a process to apply to live in Ananda Village ?

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Why is “Paramhansa” spelled two different ways?

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from No name: With all respect due, May I ask why the name Paramhansa Yogananda is also spelled Paramahansa? I find on your site and some others it is spelled the first way and then on the site which is dedicated to his foundation Self Realization Fellowship it is spelled the latter way. Thank you for any explanation you might afford me.

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An unusual sound

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from Linda: Dear Friends, A while ago, during a meditation, I heard a “pop” sound. By heard, I mean the sound was an inner sound. I keep wondering about this experience and what the sound meant. Would you know what this sound could have been? Blessings to you, Linda

My son is following Islam

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Question from Sharon Anderson: My son is following Islam, and is so very dedicated. He is 17. I am on Yogananda’s path, of course, and know there are many great Sufi saints he would do well to know about. Is there one great book in particular that Swami Kriyananda may have happened upon and mentioned, that was especially engaging and might inspire him in…

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Working Out Karma

Nayaswami Anandi

Question from Sandy: Is it possible to work off the karmic debt incurred by actions in past and present lives in ways other than by experiencing the results those actions? Is there a more positive solution? If so, how does one do this?

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Spiritualizing activity

Nayaswami Anandi

Question from MPG: What does it mean to spiritualize activities? How is this done? Often the activities are in the middle of a busy day when one can’t meditate. Where can I find sources in Swamiji’s writings on the subject? I have seen what happens when we don’t. And I need to delve deeply into the subject. Thanks and blessings.