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Pets and reincarnation

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from Dm,: Is it right to cure pets in order to prolong their life? Or is it better to let them go and evolve in next life? Thank you!

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Married to a non-meditator

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from niru: How do I encourage my husband to meditate? He is supportive of me, and believes in meditation, but he does not do it himself!

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Staying calm during meditation

Nayaswami Bharat

Question from Daniel Boland: I have been meditating for 2 — 3 years, and was able to concentrate and stay calm during my meditations. However, I go deeper, I notice that something is fighting me. When I concentrate on the third eye my body jerks; sometimes the hole body shakes. What could that possibly be?

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World Turmoil vs. Meditation

Nayaswami Anandi

Question from J. S. B.: I find it very hard to concentrate and feel joy with all the outer turmoil in the world today. Is it truly possible to be happy and peaceful inside even now, with all these troubles in the news? (It seemed so much easier a few years ago!)

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Attachment to family

Nayaswami Anandi

Question from Kurt: I am blessed with 5 wonderful children and a very loving wife. I feel very attached to my family. Is this spirtually wrong? I so much thirst for God every moment of day and night, but I feel so much love for my family. I try to see that love as a love for God as well, but I could…

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Will power and doubt

Nayaswami Anandi

Question from jon: How can I increase my will power? I give up too easily about many things. I try meditate for 1 week and stop for 1 month. I feel it’s no use and I am not sure I really love God. I think it’s very difficult to be a better person – it seems that everyone else is better than me,…

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Karma and Reincarnation

Nayaswami Seva

Question from vaishu: I know that birth and death is a cycle, and everyone has to go through it. I have lost my beloved one very unexpectedly, and I’m not able to cope with the thought that I will never be able to see him again. Where is he in the Astral world? Has he taken birth again? If the law of karma…

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Meditation and resistance from family

Nayaswami Devarshi

Question from jeet: Pranam! I regularly practice Kriya Yoga and Hong Sau, whenever there is free time and almost immediately after my work is over. As a result, I am feeling peaceful, and don’t want to talk & mix much. My family is feeling that I am crossing limits, and concentrating on the point between the eyebrows too much. They are afraid that…

Dwapara Yuga, the Age of Energy

Question from Nandini: I have a doubt regarding the current Yuga (planetary age). I read in The Essence of Bhagavad Gita that we are in Dwapara Yuga (age of energy). But since my childhood I have heard that we are in Kali Yuga (material age), which ends with the coming of Kalki Avatar. I believe in Yogananda’s words. But, what about Kali Yuga?

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Coming back to the world after a deep meditation

Nayaswami Devarshi

Question from tyler: Every time I have a long and deep meditation, or go on some uplifting retreat, I come back to "the world" with such an awesome joy and peace in my heart. Then, gradually, it seems to wane away when the harsh dualities of maya kick back in. This happens again and again and it is frustrating, sometimes leaving me in…