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Samadhi

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from S.Berry: HOW MANY OF THE INSTRUCTORS AND LEADERS OF ANANDA HAVE ACHIEVED SAMADHI?

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The Promised Land

Nayaswami Shivani

Question from ellsj: I’m Jewish. I do believe in God, but as a people, we believe the Messiah has not yet come. Therefore, while I believe that Jesus was probably a great man and leader, I do not believe he was the Messiah. I have a deep apprecation for Paramhansa Yogananda, meditate and practice yoga, but want to deepen my spirituality. Can I…

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How to recover from a “toxic” relationship

Nayaswami Anandi

Question from kat: How do you move on from a toxic relationship. I have excerted willpower, prayer, and so on. I cannot break away from this relationship. I am in my mid fifties and have ‘suffered’ with this ‘addiction’ to this man for 20 years. I have been the supporter. Now he has become his own breadwinner and so he treats me poorly…

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Dealing with fears

Nayaswami Pranaba

Question from KP: I’m a kriyaban and have been on the spiritual path for a long time now. I have a some strong fears like fear of closed spaces, lizards, etc. Though I regularly meditate and practice kriya, the fears remain, a little helped maybe. I was wondering if Master said it was okay to get past-life regression done? I have debated a…

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Rapture

Nayaswami Anandi

Question from ashwin: Ive been meditating for three years now and though I haven’t experienced very deep states of peace during my meditations, yet I am experiencing a strange phenomenon.Every time I listen to certain devotional songs or new age music I am overcome with emotion and I start to weep. Its a state of rapture, of such unfulfillable longing and at the…

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Yogananda’s popularity

Nayaswami Pranaba

Question from jon: Dear friends, How well known is Yogananda in the USA and India. Is he as well known as Ramakrishna? Do people have the same respect for Yogananda as they have for Ramakrishna and Vivekananda, just to take an example. Thank you.

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Religion vs. spirituality

Asha Nayaswami

Question from april: How do I find my spirituality? I am looking for something that has to do with beliefs in karma, being at peace within self, embracing the simple beautiful things in life. I am having a hard time finding my spirituality due to past experiences with RELIGION.

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How to find happiness

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Prashant Malik: Sir, I am graduating student.I have enough with me to live a good life but I have found that I never feel happy or you can say that I dont have a sense of joy inside me. I never get satisfied with my marks no matter wether I am topper or not I just want more. I have seen other…

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Falling in Love

Asha Nayaswami

Question from N.: I fear I am becoming increasingly attracted physically to a friend of mine who is not on the spiritual path. However, I don’t want to pursue this relationship as my goal is to seek God. I cannot stop thinking about this individual as the desire is strong; it can therefore be distracting and even upsetting at times. How can one,…

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Chakras alignment

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from Vijay: How important is the alignment of chakras in the person’s spiritual progress? I was not able to meditate for a longer duration, and my guru suggest me to took kirlian photo scan. In the report the chakras seems to be inclined more towards physical space. Please advice.