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1) Do I need satsang? 2) Finding help with Hong Sau

Nayaswami Pranaba

Question from Prashant Malik: Sir, I have two questions : a) Is it necessary for a person to get involved in Satsang etc. in order to please God? b )For the past 2-3 years I used to try to control my breath by taking breath in and out conciously, but now it is causing me problems. Every time I meditate, using the Hong Sau…

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Who is God?

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from Balasubrahmanyam: Namastey Guruji, I am practising Hang-Sau technique regularly, I had learned the technique from Ananda Hydrabad, center. I would like you to answer the following questions. 1.Who is God..? 2.Is God formless…Is he the light? 3.What are the four stages of Kriya Yoga? 4.How much time does it take to awaken Spiritual Light through the Hang-Sau technique, and what would…

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Difficulty finding time and energy for meditation and Kriya

Nayaswami Devarshi

Question from manjeri: I am a kriyaban and at times I feel I dont have enough energy to meditate or do my kriya. I Travel a lot have a full time job have a family I have at times very good vibration for meditation and at mostly in working days lack of energy to focus or do my meditation or kriya.

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Where are the chakras located?

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from SRKinra: Mostly, location of chakras as shown on various websites is along the spine. But in Ananda, these are shown as some where along centre of Body (astral spine). even on some kriya yoga sites, chakras are shown along physical spine. which one is correct? It will be better if some correlation from authentic texts is given.

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Knowing God

Nayaswami Seva

Question from Paul Smith: I have have a tremendous desire to know God. Unfortunately, my life circumstances have not been so helpful in aiding me in this direction, many of these, of course, are the result of my own wrong actions or decisions in the past. Often I could cry at my own ignorance and lack of effort in knowing God. Often I have…

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Mantra technique

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from Prashant Malik: Sir, While we are reciting mantras what should be our major concern the meaning of mantra or the words we are speaking or the sound that is produced? If we are not able to recite a mantra propery can we use its meaning as a replacement of it(mantra)? Thank You

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Temptations

Nayaswami Seva

Question from rajesh: I am in the process of reading “Autobiography of a Yogi”. “…Face fear in its face….it will not trouble you…” conversation of Sri Yukteshwarji with Sri Paramahamsa yoganandaji. How to face temptations? Is there any such simple and effective thumb rule for the same? — — — — — — — — — -Pranams

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Position of eyes in meditation

Nayaswami Pranaba

Question from beth: I have practiced Zen meditation in the past, sitting in the floor and focusing my eye sight on the floor as well, with eyes half open. I had a difficult time meditating at the Self Realization Temple b/c I am not used to sit on a chair and was not sure of whether to close or open my eyes, look…

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How Prana (life-force) enters the body

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from Andreas: I am a Kriyaban in the tradition of Paramhamsa Yogananda. PY teaches that the life-force flows into the body through the medulla oblongata. There are 3 colours: White — consciousness beyond primal nature, blue — God involved with creation; gold — frequency of “OM.” Before I started the path of Kriya-yoga, I studied other systems. For years I have tried…

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Control of the chakras

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from tejpal: How long does it take to take control of all seven chakras in our body?