Yogananda writes:

Why forgive one who wrongs you? Because if you angrily strike back you misrepresent your own divine soul nature — you are no better than your offender. But if you manifest spiritual strength you are blessed, and the power of your righteous behavior will also help the other person to overcome his misunderstanding.

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How Does One Spiritually Encounter the Holocaust?

Nayaswami Diksha

Question from Jennifer: I am the descendant of victims of the German holocaust. Most of my family perished including little children. How could God allow these things to happen? And what i see on the internet is a continuation of that racial hatred against the Jewish race i was born into. How does one spiritually encounter that hatred? I feel if i ignore…

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Patience and Kindness

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Ray: Hello! I have a neighbor who is very loud and disturbs my peace. I can’t enter or leave the house without her talking to me, yelling things and being intrusive, although I’ve set boundaries. I’ve told her to keep it down, but she does not get it. It is very annoying. Since I live directly next to her, I can’t…

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How Can I Forgive Abuse?

Nayaswami Diksha

Question from rajesh: i have faced lot of abuse from my father and deep inside emotionally i am not able to forget it,it keeps coming back as i keep thinking about it.how to forget,forgive and go ahead/how to turn the emotional upheavel.

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Put the Past Behind You!

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from Amrita: I love my parents and my parents love me too. But like most other parents,they have also made mistakes in parenthood which has caused prolonged problems for me in childhood. I used to bedwet till about 15, 16. Instead of showing sympathy, they used to shame me on purpose in front of kin and blamed me of being lazy and…

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“The Greatest Sin” — How to Overcome Guilt

Gurupriya

Question from shiffali: Namaste, how can i overcome the guilt inside me for the deeds done in the past out of ignorance?Now that i meditate and read religious books,i have come to understand the path of karma,but still this feeling of guilt is like choking me inside.I feel i have not come up to standards of society i live in and feel like…

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What is the Right Attitude Toward Those Who Mistreated Us?

gopal

Question from FM: What is the right attitude to have towards those that mistreat(ed) us? It is difficult for me to feel love toward them like Swamiji feels toward Daya Mata,for ex. On one hand everything that comes to us is from Divine Mother, on the other it’s from our karma. It is difficult to be grateful for certain hurts and to see…

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Dealing with an angry friend

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from dimple: Dear Sir/Madam, Hello. Can we make up with our friend who is angry with us from a distance without ant physical contact with the person. If Yes , How?