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How to approach brahmacharya

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from Prashant Malik: Is it necessary to be well established in brahmacharya or celibacy or moderation in order to grow spiritually or get good and fast results? If yes, please send me some tips on how I can establish myself in brahmacharya.

Discouraged with lack of results

Question from daniel: Dear Ananda Friends, I have had wonderful experiences in meditation, but these are rare. Often, I just sit and think about stuff with my eyes closed. I know it’s part of the learning journey, but sometimes I feel like it’s pointless to proceed. I guess I am looking for encouragement. Any advice?

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Can Kriya Yoga protect one from black magic?

Nayaswami Devarshi

Question from Kalu: Can Kriya Yoga help protect one from spells cast by witch doctors? We often see them here in Nigeria. They cause problems in health and material and spiritual progress.

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Meditation and corporate job

Nayaswami Devarshi

Question from manjeri: I am a Kriya yogi, but also have a job in the corporate sector. I tend to get too distracted with externals related to my work. I also travel a lot, which affects my meditation routine. It takes time to get back to it. I need spiritual guidance. What is the best remedy in my situation? I don’t want to…

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Marriage vs. renunciation

Nayaswami Devarshi

Question from Le: To marry or not to marry: I’m in my mid-20s and after reading some books by Yogananda, I have started my yoga and meditation routine. Now, I wonder what is the point of being married or having kids. But at the same time, everything comes from God… so is it my misconception that a renunciant is better than being a…

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Pets and reincarnation

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from Dm,: Is it right to cure pets in order to prolong their life? Or is it better to let them go and evolve in next life? Thank you!

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Married to a non-meditator

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from niru: How do I encourage my husband to meditate? He is supportive of me, and believes in meditation, but he does not do it himself!

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Staying calm during meditation

Nayaswami Bharat

Question from Daniel Boland: I have been meditating for 2 — 3 years, and was able to concentrate and stay calm during my meditations. However, I go deeper, I notice that something is fighting me. When I concentrate on the third eye my body jerks; sometimes the hole body shakes. What could that possibly be?

World Turmoil vs. Meditation

Nayaswami Anandi

Question from J. S. B.: I find it very hard to concentrate and feel joy with all the outer turmoil in the world today. Is it truly possible to be happy and peaceful inside even now, with all these troubles in the news? (It seemed so much easier a few years ago!)

Attachment to family

Nayaswami Anandi

Question from Kurt: I am blessed with 5 wonderful children and a very loving wife. I feel very attached to my family. Is this spirtually wrong? I so much thirst for God every moment of day and night, but I feel so much love for my family. I try to see that love as a love for God as well, but I could…