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Which Is Better: to Pray Out Loud, or Silently?

Nayaswami Sabari

Question from John C: Namaste. I presume that the Spirit/Soul is more subtle/fine/powerful than the mind, which in turn is more subtle/fine/powerful than the body. Does this mean that mental prayers/chanting are more powerful than physically audible ones because the consciousness/attention is more interiorized? Or the physically audible ones are more powerful because they automatically carry the mental thought behind them in addition to…

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The Result of Persistence is Deeper Changes

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from Dmitriy: Hello! At once I apologize for translation quality! My possession of English is far from perfect, translated by means of the Internet. I would like to know for myself: whether there is I on a right way? Whether my thoughts in the correct party? Sometimes it seems to me that I don’t have not enough eagerness! Sometimes I give in…

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How Much Did You Love?

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from jeff wells: Asha has talked about near death experiences.I have read some books on the subject.the repeating theme is christ asking, “did you love?” how does one know? I love god the most. I pray gods love flow threw me. I assume my love falls short. any thoughts?

A Place Called Ananda, Parenting and Education

“Darn”

I was frustrated. A friend who’s a nutritionist had told me about two separate dietary systems, each of which appeared to be valid, yet they appeared to be in conflict. I wanted to enjoy the benefits of both, but I couldn’t imagine how to combine them. I went for a run and silently shared my frustration with God. Shy of…

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How to define “deep” in meditation

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Ravichandran Iyer: Sir, all of you advise that one should meditate very deeply.Can you please explain the word deeply. Thanks in advance.

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Meditation aids

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from Suzanne Pourmoneshi: My friend, a zen meditator, suggested that I use some meditating CDs during my Hong-Sau routine that produce Delta Wave patterns, teaching the mind to reach deep meditation levels very quickly. Should I feel guilty about “cheating” on my spiritual journey, or should I feel content knowing that I still meditate with discipline, devotion, and a love for God? Please…