How can we find true happiness? The Bhagavad Gita is an extraordinary scripture that tells us how.

The Bhagavad Gita is a part of the Mahabharata, an allegorical story describing the spiritual path as a battlefield.

Why a battlefield? Peace isn’t something we get simply by not fighting, Swami Kriyananda says — we must win it by conquest.

Read the Bhagavad Gita

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Are Vedantists and Buddhists Atheists?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from david snowdon: Believers in the Vedanta and Buddhism are not unlike atheists regarding end of life: it is dissolution of the self. The ‘awareness’ is not ours, it is God. I feel that the non-fundamental mind is being violated — the joke is on us. Your thoughts?

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Reincarnation

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Raghavan: Is rebirth a true phenomenon? If yes can we find out where a person has re birthed?

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Loss of Faith

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from AA: Hello i am wondering what should you do if you feel like you are starting to lose faith ?

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The Ego Is Both Foe and Friend

Joseph Puru Selbie

Question from Santhosh: Why do people never shed their ego? Throughout my life, I have seen many things which had a great start, but unfortunately due to someone’s EGO it didn’t last for long. Why do people put their ego first and compromise their relationships? Does Karma comes into play here?

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Which Voice is Speaking to Me?

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from MIchael: Lately I have been praying deeply to God, asking Him to speak to me, to show me a sign. I begin connecting the dots of thoughts, like I’ll see a sticker on a car or a license plate, and then there will be a coincidence, like the sticker is of my birth place, then I’ll see something else and go…

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Are Resistance and Acceptance Contradictory?

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from w: There are a lot of spiritual teachers that have the path of non-resistance to what IS as a teaching. Accepting everything as it is, without trying to change it, anchored in the Now, etc. In a lot of Master’s teachings there are references to resistance, both of negative thoughts, actions, and many other things. This creates confusion for me, as…

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Who Were the Three Wise Men?

Nayaswami Anandi

Question from Kailash: It has been said that the three wise men Jesus visited in India in those ‘missing years’ were Mahavatar Babaji, Lahiri Mahasaya and Swami Sri Yukteshwar. But these Yogis were present during the incarnation of Yogananda. Mahavatar Babaji has been on Earth for 2000 or more years. But how is it that the Yogis were present during the time of…

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Why are scriptures often allegorical?

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from brock: If the scriptures are allegorical or symbolic, why did the authors choose to write in this complicated way? Why not just spell it out like it is done in the contemporary books? I would think the saints would want to be compassionate to trees and save lots of paper that would be used on interpretations, and alas, misinterpretations!