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Jayadev, founder of the Ananda Yoga Academy of Europe, teaches Kriya Yoga and is the author of books on Hatha Yoga (Italian), Kriya Yoga, the Chakras (Italian), and related subjects.

Jayadev has trained hundreds of yoga teachers and gives seminars throughout Italy, and leads pilgrimages to the Himalayas and In the Footsteps of the Autobiography of a Yogi.

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Answers to Spiritual Questions

Will a Smudging Ceremony Drive Away Only Negative Spirits, or Also a Welcome Presence?

Dear Victoria, Evil spirits dislike holy objects, pictures, ceremonies, sattwic (pure) energies, and are driven away by them. Good spirits and beings like them are attracted to them. I don’t know the exact process of smudging, but the principles must ... Read More

Why Was Arjuna Scared Seeing Krishna’s Cosmic Form If the Ultimate Reality Is Blissful?

Dear Tom, The ultimate Reality is indeed pure joy, sat-chid-ananda (existence-consciousness-bliss), so the great Masters say. But to get there is quite scary. It takes a hero to leave one’s accustomed identification with a body and personality, and enter into ... Read More

How to Increase Patience When Dealing With People?

Dear Koyal, What you are trying to learn is pure yoga: working on keeping the emotional waves (vrittis) calm and quiet. In this way, we go deeper in meditation and in daily life we live more superconsciously. Try, then, to ... Read More

What Is the Difference Between the Astral World and the Causal World?

Dear Radhika, Swami Kriyananda explained how the entire creation is structured, according to Yogananda. There are three worlds, causal, astral, and physical. Here is the story of creation: God, out of His pure Consciousness, first created a very subtle causal ... Read More

I Have Had Disappointing Results in My Work. I Can’t Hear Yogananda’s Guidance.

Dear one, Yes, the Guru does answer. And yes, he is never apathetic towards his disciples. He loves you. And yes again, sometimes we are simply not able to understand his guidance. So what to do? First of all, insist ... Read More

Is the Third Eye a Black Dot One Sees in the Forehead? Does it Produce Lucid Dreams?

Dear Esoteric, The third eye, when it’s not seen clearly, can appear in various ways, also as a moving dot. What you see is, in other words, not yet really the spiritual eye. You are seeing a first little sign. ... Read More

With Closed Eyes I See that I Am in a Hole. If I Go There, Will I Slip Away?

Dear Manita, No, you will not slip away. That “hole” you are entering the “cave of silence” in the spiritual eye. Yogananda said: “True union with God dwells within us, in the cave of stillness, in the cave of serene ... Read More

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