Sri Yukteswar, the guru of Paramhansa Yogananda who’s teachings are the basis of our path, says we can’t even put one foot in front of the other on the spiritual path without “the awakening of the natural love of the heart.” By “natural love of the heart” he isn’t referring to the type of love that is dependent on another person doing what we want, and when that person goes away or upsets us, the love also goes away. He is referring to the unconditional divine love of the soul. How do we awaken this kind of love? By practicing devotion to God, our Higher Self, Nature, or whatever is inspiring.

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How Can I Have an Experience of Babaji?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Sharath Kutty: Sir, I so much want to have an experience of Babaji. I mean, I believe in them very much, but I don’t have any experience. Please let me know how I can have a great experience of Babaji. Please suggest to me any mantras or chants to him.

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How to Awaken Devotion in Your Heart

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Ioney: Joy to you. I having being doing Kirya Yoga (MASTERS)for 14 years loves it could not live without it.It has help me in so many different ways. However how to balance head and heart. I have strong feelings in head How to concentrate on heart and feel more love. And what is love how is it different from joy. Thanks…

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Is It Always Right to Apologize?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Sangita: Namashkar! We have grown up learning that a man of strength in character apologizes when he wrongs someone. He is not scared or ashamed to say sorry to make the victim feel better. On the contrary, recently I read an article in which American psychologists say that apologizing may not be a good idea always as we give away our…

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The Purpose of Guilt – Part 2: How to Atone for Past Mistakes

Joseph Puru Selbie

Question from Sneha: Dear Puru Selbie, Thank you for your answer on guilt.You have said after we have taken steps to undo the wrong or atone or apologise, we should move on and ensure we don’t repeat the mistake. Three years back,I had spoken very rudely to our maid servant who is 10 years older than me, and asked her to leave the…

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Which Form to Worship God?

Nayaswami Sahaja

Question from Brock: Why is it that figuring out which form to worship God in is becoming such a sticking point? What’s the best way to get around this

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Spiritual Life – Without the Support of Family

Nayaswami Seva

Question from A.P: JaiGuru I sometimes miss my mediations in the evenings. Im guilty about it. I’m currently suffering from low self esteem as my relatives never considered me as their own. I dont meet their standards of materialistic life and they feel im good for nothing. Ive been meditating since a decade but I dont see any results. All I know is…