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Meditation aids

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from Suzanne Pourmoneshi: My friend, a zen meditator, suggested that I use some meditating CDs during my Hong-Sau routine that produce Delta Wave patterns, teaching the mind to reach deep meditation levels very quickly. Should I feel guilty about “cheating” on my spiritual journey, or should I feel content knowing that I still meditate with discipline, devotion, and a love for God? Please…

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Is samadhi common?

Nayaswami Pranaba

Question from Dean Opseth: In the SRF and Ananda communities, just how common is it really for individuals to experience cosmic consciousness or any level of samadhi? After reading “Autobiography of a Yogi”, I’d love to believe that we could all be supermen and omniscient like the Great Masters, but alas, I need to keep it all in a realistic perspective. Thank you.

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A reclining position for meditation?

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from Dean Opseth: Is it possible or even effective to practice Hong-Sau Technique in a reclined position (granted, of course, that one is well rested enough not to fall asleep)?

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Evolution

Nayaswami Anandi

Question from Nirmal: Have humans evolved from apes by natural selection, or are we the result of a special creation by God? Or, moreover, does the answer include both these views? Thanks, Nirmal

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Sexuality and spirituality

Nayaswami Pranaba

Question from beatrice: I am a disciple and recently I met a new companion For the first time in my life ( I am 55 ) we have a excellent physical relationship Why is sex supposed to be a bad practice ? Personally I feel sex as a spiritual practice.

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Romantic love and the chakras

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from Ray: What chakra center does the feeling of normal romantic love deal with, if any?

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Hong-Sau technique

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from Nair: Good day While meditating using the hong sau techique, I find that my eyes are not steady in focus but often quiver and I have a difficult time calming them down. Not sure why this happens. Pls help. Also, I had undergone the first level in Jan09. Any update on when the second level will be held in Mumbai, India.

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Meditation practice

Nayaswami Seva

Question from Thomas: Hello, Sometimes it ist very hard to meditate. Many thoughts are going throu my mind. Sometimes I don’t know what exercise is the next, when I am doing the Energization Exercises. Would it be helpful to do the Yoga Postures and what postures would be useful? Thank you for your answer.

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Receiving teachings from a Guru

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from BalaSubrahManyam: Namastey Guruji, I recently started practising Hong-Sau technique by going through your website link “Lessons in Meditation”,Can i go ahead like this or is it a Guru Parampara to get initiated from a guru.

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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…