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What stops one from complete surrender?

What stops one from complete surrender? Do one’s past negative saṁskārs and vāsanās play a part in determining the level and speed of surrender? How can one overcome one’s inherent negativities and make progress towards self-surrender faster?
Answer: Surrender is […]

By |December 23rd, 2011|Articles, Ask Swamiji|1 Comment

If someone is doing wrong with me, should I practice forgiveness?

Question: You teach us that we should increase our tolerance, but if someone is doing wrong with me, should I practice forgiveness, or should I oppose him and stop the atrocity?
Answer: On the spiritual path, we naturally learn to […]

By |November 22nd, 2011|Articles, Ask Swamiji|4 Comments

How can I insulate my mood from fluctuations based on the behavior of others?

Question: When anyone criticizes me or gets annoyed with me, it disturbs me to no end; so much so, that sometimes the whole day is spent in brooding. How can I insulate my mood from fluctuations based on the […]

By |September 29th, 2011|Articles, Ask Swamiji|1 Comment

Why did God create souls and bring us into the world, where there is so much of suffering and misery?

Answer by Swamiji: To answer your question, let me tell you a story.  There was once a very rich man, who had a fifteen-year old son.  One day, the son was alone in his father’s office, when he saw […]

When God is the actual Doer, why are the souls subjected to the results of their karmas?

Answer:  Many people diminish the need for self-effort in their minds by saying, “Nothing is in our hands.  God is seated within us.  He is the doer of all our actions, and we act as He inspires us.”  However, […]

Why do God-realized saints come to this earth?

Swamiji answers to the basic question of why we need to realize God, why are there so many Gods in Hinduism and what is the difference between them, how to choose one’s ishtadev (form of God which one worships) […]