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

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Victoria: I have a question about smudging; I know that it can be used to try and rid a space of unwanted energy/spirits, but do you know if it would affect a spiritual presence that is welcome? A family member of mine passed away in the house that I live in, and sometimes I feel like I’m still able to feel…

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With Whom Should We Share Spiritual Teachings?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Kyle: According to Christ: “do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces”, but how to determine who the pigs are?

Spiritual Growth

Play the Game of Eight

The Eight Aspects of God The attributes or aspects of God are basically eight: Peace, Joy, Light, Calmness, Sound, Love, Power and Wisdom. True meditation is a state of intense awareness, being absorbed in an actual experience of God in one of His attributes. The practice of meditation is different, however, from the actual experience of meditation as a state…

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What Is the True Dharma for Men and Women?

Nayaswami Hassi

Question from Radhika: According to Vedic Scriptures, dharma is explained for both males and females. So what is dharma of female? What is the responsibility as a female, i.e what is “nari dharma”?

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

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Tom: The ultimate reality is described as enormous joy, so why did Arjuna get scared so much with Krishna’s cosmic form? He begged Krishna to stop that experience. Is that cosmic form different from Christ Consciousness? And, by the way, how should we understand the much advertised idea of the “fear of God”?

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“Incel” and Healthy Attitudes for Men and Women

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Mirza: I see the new trend of the word “incel” being heavily thrown around on social media and all internet platforms, by both young and old people, as a means to intimidate or shame others. Thoughts?

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How to Increase Patience When Dealing With People?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Koyal: How to increase patience when dealing with people? I’m a soft, polite person, but at times I really lose my patience when dealing with people, closed ones, or otherwise, e.g: I have been living alone for a year now, due to work and no one knocks my door on weekend unless known. I had joined a Meditation class online in…

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How Do I Help My Family During the Pandemic?

Nayaswami Hassi

Question from Leticia Silva: How may I help those who are unconscious? I am staying closer to my family because the pandemic, I feel weak when I try to persevere in my faith but I’m constantly debating with my father when I see how he is blind to the truth of life? I feel guilty, because sometimes I am not compassionate, and so many…

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Worldly Success Versus Spiritual Success

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Yogesh Nimkar: The Americans, the Japanese, The French, The Dutch, The British and so on do not believe in God and still they are rich (mainly financially) and living a luxurious life without chanting or taking the name of God. Then why to chant? Above mentioned people don’t believe and chant in God..still they are successful. So why chant it all?