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Did Jesus and His Disciples Practice a Form of Kriya Yoga?
Dear Cyril, Thank you for your question! Paramhansa Yogananda tells us that Jesus did practice and teach his disciples a form of Kriya Yoga. What the differences are (if any), I do not know. We read in the Bible about
Where there is Dharma, there is Victory!
Dear Max, Thank you for your question. I hope you don’t mind, but I’d like to share a story that Swami Kriyananda shares quite often, as it relates to dharma: I was in the Hospital in India several years ago
Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God…
Dear Kailash, Thank you for your question. It is great that you are thinking of how to deepen your spiritual life in the midst of all the pressure to succeed on the physical plane. We cannot be truly successful without
Use the Hong-Sau Technique for Concentration
Dear Venky, Thank you for your question. Yoganandaji called Hong-Sau the most powerful technique of concentration. I would highly recommend that you try it and see how it works for you. You can start by feeling the breath come in
When I Fall in Love…
Dearest Aditi, Thank you for your question. It is important for all of us to remember that we have to continually expand our love and compassion – not just to our spouse and family members, but to everyone. Here is
When to Do Hatha Yoga?
Dear Karin, Thank you for your question. I believe it depends upon you and whether Energization Exercises leave you feeling more inward and ready for meditation – or yoga postures do. Do the one that feels most inward right before
Ideal Worship vs. Idol Worship
Dear Jeff, That is a great question! I think the point is to learn to recognize God as the Doer in everything and in everyone, so that our worship and reverence IS to the Divine. You may have heard the