Living Without Desire in the World Today
Q: I read your article “Rainproofing Our Mind” about desire and spiritual liberation. It raises this question: How can someone live without desire in the world today? Dear Friend, “Desire” is the usual translation of the Sanskrit word kama, which means desire, passion, or lust. … Continue reading
God as the Guru
A follow-up to “Gurus: Yes or No?” Q: Can I follow the right path without a spiritual leader to initiate me and guide me? It is certainly necessary to have a guru, but everyone already has one: God Himself. Patanjali very clearly says about God … Continue reading
Gurus: Yes or No?
Q: I have practiced meditation for many years. But, I feel I only achieve a very little progress. I have tried several methods of meditation, but since it seemed to produce no progress, I soon got dissatisfied and changed from one method to another. Is it … Continue reading
Prayer and the Law of Karma
Q: Since there is a Law of cause and effect or the Law of Karma is it still necessary to pray and ask God for something like world peace, settle our financial problems, ask for health, etc.? If God fulfills or answers one’s prayer does not … Continue reading
What Are the “Seven Spirits of God”?
Q: Revelation 4:6 speaks of “a Lamb…having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth” (Revelation 4:6.) What are the “eyes” and what are “the seven Spirits of God”? In Ezekiel and Revelation various supernatural … Continue reading
The Difference Between Soul and Spirit
Q: Since you have Christian-oriented or Christian-based material on your website, will you explain to me what the Christians mean when they talk about a “spirit” and a “soul”? They seem to be two things. Your situation reminds me of mine when after twenty years … Continue reading
Karma and Reincarnation: Fundamental Spiritual Laws
Q: How important is belief in karma and reincarnation? Comprehending the two principles of karma and rebirth is not needful just because they are facts of universal life, but because they give us a right perspective on all facets of life itself. Without knowledge of … Continue reading
How to Choose Your Spiritual Name
Q: Can you help me find or choose a spiritual name, one that will express my understanding? Since you are interested in a name that indicates your inner spiritual life, you can go about it in two ways. 1) You can choose a proper name, … Continue reading
What Is Life on the Astral Plane Like?
There are many levels in the astral world, and they are all much more stable than the earth plane. Spending time in the astral plane is exactly like living within the earth plane, though in some of the higher worlds thought is more evidently a … Continue reading