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Understanding Who God Is

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Question from Saksham Anand: Namaste / Hello, I want to ask that I know we can take God as anything what we like for as a relation… like Arjuna with Krishna, etc. So please tell me what is God? When will the time come when we will be able to understand how God looks beyond our perception of understanding?

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Fear of Being Unattached to God

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Question from Nirja: Dear friend, I had a big teary episode this morning after meditation where the thought of Ma and Gurudev abandoning me crossed my mind. I cried and cried. I know that our studies say that God is with us, as us, but the idea still broke me down, and now I am scared. I can’t imagine life without the solace…

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See All as Children of God

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Question from Sangita: Of late I have received a lot of valuable guidance from you which has been of great help. I am currently living with my parents post his retirement, at a place whose environment is very different from the upbringing we had when my father was in service. We have been exposed to much better environment, but here the people are…

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Tamasic to Rajasic Energy

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Question from Sangita: What is the best way to transmute tamas energy (a state of dullness and stagnation) to rajas (action) when outer circumstances are not at all favorable. For instance, a person might desperately want to revive a failed career but under no circumstance manage to arrange for the money required to revive the career. Or maybe after a broken relationship a…

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Low Self-Esteem

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Question from Nirja: Hi, I recently changed my career path and started on a new one — one that I’ve wanted to pursue since I was a child. I’ve begun to realize that I tend to struggle a lot and get intimidated around people who I feel are better than me. I tend to skip on assignments and projects where I have to…

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Are Rama and Jesus the Same Soul?

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Question from Ramesh Aritakula: Dear Sir / Madam, I have read somewhere in the books that lord Rama and lord Jesus are the same soul. Could you please update if this understanding is correct? I have also read from the books of Yogananda that Jesus in his previous incarnation was Eliseus and John (The Baptist) was Elias in a previous incarnation. Request you kindly…

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Do Astrological Stones Work?

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Question from Nina: Do stones really work? If yes, how? I have been advised to wear a neela stone by someone. He told me it is going to bring a change in my fortune. But what about prarabdh karma? Will the stone help to deal with it? I am on the spiritual path but life is a rough ride for me. I face…

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Hurt Feelings

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Question from Simran Joshi: When someone wrongs us obviously but doesn’t realize, and w feel hurt, what is the best way to make the person realize his or her mistake?

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Contacting Living Souls

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Question from Nina: Namashkar!I am currently reading Karma and Reincarnation. In one of the chapters, Yoganandji has described how to get in touch with departed souls whom we have been unable to forget. Is that method applicable also for our friends and near ones who are still alive but we are not in touch with? How is that method different from telepathy and…