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Relationships

Nayaswami Seva

Question from Dm.: Hi! How to have relationships with people you don’t like? Colleagues, relatives and others that you did not actively choose to be around. Is it better to seek other company (like Ananda guys)or try "to see good traits" in the ones you have to socialize with right now? Thanks!

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Finding Ananda in New Zealand

Nayaswami Pranaba

Question from Richa: I am in Auckland (NZ) basically from India. I am in search of Ananda devotees here so that I can discuss my spiritual path with others and share the books too. At times I feel real lonely here. It seems as if the materialistic things are diverting me from my actual path. Please help me in finding spiritual satsang here….

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Cosmic Questions

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from Vinay: Hello, I want to ask you a couple of questions. 1) Could being on the path unveil all the secret workings of this universe? Could we really explain everything in this universe? How did the universe came into existence and where is its going? 2) What is the purpose of life? Quantum mechanics and recent findings in Physics show that…

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How can I reconnect with a departed soul?

Nayaswami Seva

Question from SHARMISTHA: I recently lost my brother. Can I reconnect with his soul daily? Can I talk to him everyday and get his responses?

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God, after life, and ego

Nayaswami Anandi

Question from Ray Huxley: Does not the concept of God and an after life only strengthen the ego?

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Drifting during meditation

Nayaswami Devarshi

Question from Cris: I’m entering my 2nd year of practice. Lately in meditation I’ve been sinking into sleepy, semi-hallucinatory moments. I forget what I’m supposed to be doing & have to make a concerted effort to pull myself back into the moment. It’s very insistent: I can be vigilant and focused but they still break through.

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Help with hong-sau technique

Nayaswami Devarshi

Question from prashant malik: I become restless when I practice Hong-Sau technique. Each time I concentrate on my breath, I begin to breathe faster, as if I was doing heavy physical work. Please let me know how I can solve this problem.

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Yogananda and praying to God

Nayaswami Anandi

Question from yvonne: Greetings! Yogananda has been my guru for 6 years. He is always with me, I speak to him all the time mentally as well as out loud. I regard him as my friend as well as guru. However, I also find that when I pray or am waiting for God in meditation, I speak to the Lord and Divine Mother….

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Yoga and Islam

Nayaswami Anandi

Question from Kristian: A great strength of Yogananda’s teachings is the possible unity with all of the major religions, although this requires a considerable amount of slightly unobvious or esoteric interpretations of the lore and creed of these religions. Some of the religions, like Christianity, have been directly addressed by Yogananda and Swami Kriyananda in their writings (e.g., Revelations of Christ). However, are…