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Paramhansa Yogananda: How to Live Without Fear (Questions and Answers with Nayaswami Jaya)

Nayaswami Jaya concludes his new series on Paramhansa Yogananda’s teachings on developing courage and overcoming fear. Based on Yogananda’s book “How to Live Without Fear”  (recorded February 12th 2024 at Ananda Village) Nayaswami Jaya has been a disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda for over 50 years and shares inspiringly from Yogananda’s teachings as well as personal experience. Remove The Mental Bacteria … Read More

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Do You Need a Personal Savior?

Do you need a personal savior? How often have I heard this from “die-hard” Christians? What if they’re right (almost)? If so, why? The first sentence of Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramhansa Yogananda states “The characteristic features of Indian culture have long been a search for ultimate verities and the concomitant disciple-guru relationship.”

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How Can I Cope with Existential Doubts after Meditation?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Kevin: I have enjoyed practicing basic meditation and reading about spirituality for some time until recently. Upon reading a book in which an ancient view of God and life were presented, I have since felt shock and anxiety regarding who/what I am. At times I think so deeply about myself I get a bit disoriented. Yet, when I go out into … Read More

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Paramhansa Yogananda: Overcoming the Fear of Death (Shared by Nayaswami Jaya)

Nayaswami Jaya continues his new series on Paramhansa Yogananda’s teachings on developing courage and overcoming fear. Based on Yogananda’s book “How to Live Without Fear” Nayaswami Jaya has been a disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda for over 50 years and shares inspiringly from Yogananda’s teachings as well as personal experience. Remove The Mental Bacteria to Overcome Your Fear! “One of the greatest … Read More

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Should I Drop Out? Ask a Yogi!

A young man asks whether his aspiration to live a spiritual life means he should not bother with college, marriage, family and career? I faced this question in the late 60’s and see many young people facing this question now as well.

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Swami Kriyananda’s Affirmation for Love

Based on Affirmations for Self-Healing by Swami Kriyananda Affirmation: I will love others as extensions of my own Self, and of the love I feel from God. Prayer: O Infinite One, make me a channel for Thy love! Through me, reach out to sow seeds of love in barren hearts everywhere. Shared from Ananda Sangha Delhi 

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I Saw a Dark Entity Around My Sister. Do I Tell Her?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Nuni: I saw a negative entity twice in my dream and I have reasons to believe she is attached to my sister. She mocked me in the past for spiritual experiences I shared with her, and I don’t think she will believe me. We are not in speaking terms anymore, what is my karmic duty to share what I saw?

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How to Meditate if Unwell?

Someone wrote to me to ask how to meditate while having a cold? I had just got over one myself so I thought to share some thoughts. “Tis the season!”