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Karma

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from Randolph Finch: It is my observation that effect and cause can be hard to distinguish. Sometimes the effect of something negative can be the cause of something totally unrelated to be affected negatively, etc. times infinity. Doesn’t the concept of Karma confuse people about the ultimate origins of their problems and/or in some cases pardon them from thinking critically about what their…

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Is practicing Hong-Sau with out using the mantra OK?

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from David Lukashok: This question may seem strange, but I like to practice hong-sau without hong-saw. The breath itself seems a sufficient “mantra” to guide me. Is this okay? Do others also practice this way? I particularly like to “dwell” in the pause between out-breath and the next in-breath, gazing into “the darkness behind closed eyes” as is written in “The Essence of…

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Do I deserve my blessings?

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from nira: I got a abusive call last night. The caller told me i had no right to be successful in life, since i am a storyteller and nothing more. I immidiately practiced forgiveness, but can’t help feeling maybe the person is right and I don’t deserve my blessings. Is this true?

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Karma Yoga and Knowledge

Nayaswami Anandi

Question from AWANISH THAKUR: how does karma yoga leads us to the path of knowledge ?

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How to find your spiritual path

Nayaswami Pranaba

Question from Michael Kutzin: Is it inconsistent with the teachings of Yogananda to also study Tibetan Buddhism or shamanistic practices? Also, I find myself having a great deal of resistance when I hear someone refer to Yoganada as “Master.” To me, it implies slavery. I have far less difficuly referring to him as a guru. Will this difficulty ultimately prevent me from becoming a…

Is Yogananda my Guru? Is God?

Question from Dennis Fletcher: I waver in accepting Yogananda as my guru. I accept it and reject it. I recently decided to try to devote myself to Divine Mother and it felt right, but the next day I didn’t feel the initial fulfillment. Please help me understand this. I have been practicing Kriya for 4 years and feel the benefits, but have determined I…

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Mosquitoes

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from Kaushik: Is killing mosquitoes a sin? I kill a lot of them everyday at home. Thye are present in a swarm every evening inside the house. I feel bad at killing them, but then otherwise the whole night is miserable without proper sleep.

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Has Yogananda appeared to his disciples after his Mahasamadhi?

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from John Edwards: Like Lahiri Mahasaya and Sri Yukteswar,did Paramahansa Yogananda appeared to any of the disciples after he left his body?? (resurrected). Thank you in advance for even cosidering this question

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Jealousy

Nayaswami Anandi

Question from ashvenkat: Hello, I have a question on overcming jealousy. After a long time I have entered into a nice relationship in my life. Unfortunately I see myself being overcome by powerful waves of jealousy. If my partner pays more attention to my freinds over me I get very jealous. I tried doing kriya pranayama and meditation etc. I am praying daily…

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AUM technique and spiritual liberation

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from priyal: Greetings, I have a couple of questions, i hope you can clarify a. I have been practicing the Aum technique since a couple of days, though extremely relaxing, i cannot seem to go beyond an “electric” sound, how do i take the technique forward b. Is a physical encounter with a living guru essential for spiritual progress