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A Beautiful Tree Appears in My Meditations

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from Gavin Melton: I’m having trouble understanding what my meditations mean. Almost every time I meditate I see the same tree, but always in a different place, and it’s never the focal point of what I’m seeing. But it’s in every single one. It’s the most beautiful tree I’ve ever seen, every limb is perfectly shaped and curved. It’s almost like a bonsai…

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Am I Ready for Kriya Yoga Initiation?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Riccardo: Hi, very soon I will have my first Kriya initiation and I’m so happy. However, because of an illness in this first year of discipleship my daily practice got interrupted so many times, also for many weeks. I always did my best to practice devotion, and to follow Guru’s teachings, but now I’m scared that I might not be really…

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How Can I Control a Compulsion to Swallow in Meditation?

Tyagi Jayadev

Question from Chris: I am new to meditation. I struggle with the feeling of needing to swallow almost every second and almost immediately upon closing my eyes. It causes great anxiety to the point that I spend almost all of my time trying to control the urge and “need” to swallow. HELP, it is SO distracting!!!

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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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My Ears Are Ringing at the End of Meditation

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from Richard Fyke: I often experience “ringing” in my ears near the end of my meditation — should I be concerned? ( I have meditated for 30 years using the TM approach — I recently changed to your technique)

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Sharing Meditation with Children

Nayaswami Nitai

Question from Sarah: Blessings! I am a SRF student and mother of a young son. I was wondering what the appropriate age is for teaching meditation to children? Thank you for your response!

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There Are Too Many Meditation Instructions!

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from mankaran: Hello , I have been doing meditation from a few weeks . Initially it was a fantastic feeling of being mindful and happy . Then i read a few articles on it . Osho says concentrate on your Hara . Monks say concentrate on an area 2 fingers above your belly and some say concentrate on your third eye .…

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Meditation and Grieving

Nayaswami Diksha

Question from Ashley: I am new to meditation and find that, when I begin to sit, instead of being able to embrace the stillness I am flooded with emotion and cry. I have such unresolved grief and sadness that being in the present moment is next to impossible. Any suggestions?

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Chakras Awakening: Cricket Sounds and Pressure in the Forehead

Nayaswami Savitri

Question from Gopal: I hear like a cricket sound in both my ear, mainly my left. And my forehead feels like it wants to burst; its like an energy that want to come out, especially when I meditate is that normal?