Yogananda called the existence of life after death “the greatest mystery guarded by nature.”(1)

But the yogis have taught that not only do we reincarnate but that between lives, we live in astral realms such as heaven.

Stillness + Inner Absorption = Transcendence

Stillness + Inner Absorption = Transcendence – every time! This formula underlies all spiritual experience — and anyone can put it to use. No matter what teachings you are drawn to you will find meditation or intensive prayer at the heart. Learn to become ever more still, ever more absorbed, and you will find your heart-mind awareness gradually expanded, uplifted, transformed — and ultimately transcendent.

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Coping with Loss

mary

Question from Venkatesh: My mom recently passed away and I miss her a lot .I would like her to be reborn as my daughter or son .Is there a meditation,mantra ,puja or ritual that I can perform for this ?

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Time of Passing

seva

Question from Devika: Hi!I lost my grandmother few months back.She fell down from the bed one early morning and by late evening when she was hospitalized,had stroke and passed away in a day almost without pain and suffering.The night before my mom heard voices coming from her room when she went and checked she found that my granny was peacefully sleeping.She heard the … Read More

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May I contact my father after his sudden death?

savitri

Question from Pankaj Salvi: Dear Sir/Madam, My beloved father expired on 26 April 2017 due to cardiac arrest. He was admitted in hospital on 25 April 2017. My father was a totally fit and healthy person. My family members and I are completely shocked by this unexpected incident. Can you help me to contact my father’s soul in the astral world (afterlife) and talk … Read More

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Loss of Husband

mary

Question from Purnima: I just lost my husband,not able to cope for all the love,care and support he gave.married 4 years and suddenly one day he was brutally murdered.He was man of good social stature,would solve the problems of people who came to him.loved family,his work and me so much.I don’t have any children.why did he go like this?He did good to everyone … Read More

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Why Did My Brother Die?

gyandev

Question from Vivek: Why my brother highly religious simple pious died in road accident Why his good deeds can’t save him why a painful death even to a pure honest person

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Was it His Time to Die?

diksha

Question from anonymous: month back my boyfriend came back to India from abroad to marry me and take me along. It was just 15 days after he died due to drug overdose(that drug is only available in India probably). every one in my family says that death is predefined, it was his time of death which brought him here but I call myself … Read More

Nayaswami Brindey, Warrior of Light

My friend Brindey passed away on March 9, 2016, the morning of Sri Yukteswar’s mahasamadhi. It was an fitting transition for a warrior devotee who drew such strength from Sri Yukteswar’s life and teachings. Even as she died, a photo of him was resting on her body. After spending 25 years living away, Brindey returned to Ananda Village in the … Read More

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It Was Her Soul’s Time to Leave This Earth

hriman

Question from Karthi: I lost my mother few months ago. 3 days before she expired, I had taken her to a temple. At the shrine, my intuition said that something may go wrong with her. I dismissed this as just negative thoughts. But within 3 days, she died of sudden heart attack. I am feeling guilty that I didn’t take my intuition seriously. … Read More

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Finding Departed Loved Ones

parvati

Question from Geeta: Hello. Do the departed dear ones remember us as we remember them intensely. If they remember how to know. Do they come more in thoughts. I miss my father a lot. He was my greatest blessing of my life. I never ever want to part with him. How to be happy without work. And slipping into inertia Thank u