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Should You Meditate When You Are Sick?

Nayaswami Pranaba

Question from João Luís: When you get a cold and you don’t feel very well, can you still meditate? Do you have any hints on what to do when you’re not in a perfect health for meditation?

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When to Seek Medical Attention

Gurupriya

Question from Siddhanth: Hi i am very absent minded (sorry for bad english). i oftenly forget admit cards at exams,miss highway turns,become restlessness on a very huge level,weaker memory, can not attain my attention on what i am doing rather thinking of other enviromental activities, i leave my things behind from where i visit plz help

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I Can’t Breathe Through My Nose: Is This Bad for Meditation?

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from Stefano: Good morning. I have some problem to breath through the nose (my nostrils are not completely free because of some cartilages grown inside…most of the time I breath through the mouth. Breathing from the nose cause me some strain). I think that this problem doesn’t allow me to reach a deep relaxation/concentration during meditation. Do you have any hint/technic to…

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A Vegetarian, but Craving Meat

Nayaswami Diksha

Question from April: I’ve been a vegetarian for several years now. For the past few months, I’ve been craving meat, ham, bacon, and chicken. I try to eat white fish or salmon instead, but I still have cravings. If I do eat a bit of chicken, the next day my body feels hot like a coal & I feel angry. I’ve also fasted…

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A Few Benefits of Fasting

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from S: Namashkar! What exactly is the importance of fasting? I have come across so many stories and all religions emphasize so much on fasting and prayer. While prayer is fine, but how does fasting while praying help?

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10 Ways to Transmute Sexual Energy

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Riccardo: Good morning. I’m here because as a disciple i’m doing a very big spiritual fight against “sexual” needs. Following the teachings of our Guru, I’m doing practices and meditation every times the mind start to think about it (not too often, fortunately) and I can “control” it, feeling so happy and near to the Guru. The problem is about the…

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“My Body Is Divine Mother’s Problem”

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from Adam: I mean no disrespect, but from my studies, those who practice the energization exercises and Kriya have the ability (in time) to recharge their “body batteries” to maintain physical strength and avoid sickness. Why then, did Swami Kriyananda seemingly suffer from so many physical ills in his older age (unable to remain standing during lectures, etc.)? Even Yogananda seemed to…

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Life on the spiritual path, though blessedly filled with growing inner freedom and fulfillment, is not always an easy road to navigate. As we give ourselves more completely to living for God, more and more is asked of us. With this lifestyle of selfless service we often give a low priority to maintaining our health and can easily fall into…