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Sexual Self-Control and the Spiritual Path

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Ash: I’ve been meditating for about 2 years now. I’ve constantly heard about the importance of semen retention for a practitioner of meditation. Is it important to refrain from any sort of sexual activity (even self pleasuring) that may cause loss of seminal fluid inorder for progress in our meditation practise? Or are these 2 exclusive of each other. Can’t a…

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Is the 9-Gem Bangle “Navaratna” Safe to Wear? Are Lab-Fabricated Gems Effective?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Falk Born: Namaste. As far as i know Sri Yukteswar, as well as Yoganandaji, wore a navaratna gem bangle, with all 9 gems? So is it safe to wear? Many pandits talk a lot, and i need to find clarity please. I’m also curious: there is a company selling those bangles with gems grown in a lab, under same circumstances with perfect…

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How Do I Get Rid of Bad Qualities?

Nayaswami Mukti

Question from Sathya Krishna: How to get rid of bad inherent qualities like obsessive compulsive disorder,easily getting angry when things are not going as how we believe to be and what is the purpose of this life?

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What Career Should I Choose to Facilitate My Spiritual Growth?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from N S: I’m a college student, 19 years old, from India. I’m naturally good in academics, especially maths and computer science. I’m doing an engineering degree and plan to go into academic research, out of respect for my late father’s wishes. I don’t have any inclination to pursue other activities like dance, music, art, business etc. But I still feel doubtful whether…

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I’m Worried About My Husband’s Health and Physique

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Anonymous: My husband is a beautiful soul. He is sincere about everything except his health and physic. He is over weight (116 kgs) and although i have tried to convey to him to work out and exercise, he doesn’t care about that. As his wife, I dont want to strip him off his confidence but I do want him to be…

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How Does One Come to the Guru?

Nayaswami Mukti

Question from SS: Does a Guru have to accept a disciple? In one of Swami Kriyananda’s books, it says if the Guru chooses to accept the disciple? Also, does a Guru know a disciple’s thoughts or only those that are attuned to him? If they are disciples for many lifetimes, do they know all their thoughts?

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Is Death Predestined? If so, Why Take so Many Precautions During the Pandemic?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from SP: Is death predestined? If so, why do we say he/she died untimely? What is untimely death? If death is predestined why are we following so many precautions to protect us against this pandemic, lockdowns and isolation making people lonely. If death is predestined why not live free and die freely as these things will not help if death is already…

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What to Do About Trying Too Hard in Meditation?

Nayaswami Mukti

Question from David Lederman: What recommendations do you have for easing one’s effort in trying too hard with meditation and communing with God? I resonated with Swami Kriyananda’s humble reflections on his own tendencies to be too eager at times. Maybe even in asking the question, I’m trying to appease that part of me that is overly eager. I guess then, my question is…

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Ahimsa: Cruelty-Free Living

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from SP: I am a vegan & try to avoid animal products. I try cruelty free living wherever possible. Music is my passion & have been singing since childhood. I wanted to learn instruments (piano & guitar) but came to know that most instruments have animal ingredients like glue, felt, leather etc. Music is a sacred & divine for me especially when…

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What Will the Autobiography of a Yogi Do for Me?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Henil: I am student and I started reading this book few weeks ago and as of now i am on chapter 4 , so I want to know that what kind of knowledge and wisdom will I get after reading the whole book ? This book’s knowledge is respected by the people around the globe but still I am not able…