Category Archive: Q&A with Swami Swaroopananda

Swami Swaroopananda Q&A: Individual Karma vs Collective Karma

Q: Will a person who lives a pure, peaceful and spiritual life still be affected by the collective negative karma associated with the time and place in which they live? Answer: Yes, of course. Think about the sinking of the Titanic. There were many different kinds of people on the Titanic – evil people, normal …

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What Must Be Done to Achieve Samadhi?

Swami Swaroopananda Q&A: When the “Logical” Decision Is Not So Logical

Q: What if we think we have made a mistaken life decision? Is it actually a mistake? Answer: Sometimes at an early stage in life we make a mistake. We make what at the time seems to be a logical decision. Sometimes society is pushing us, sometimes the parents, sometimes our considerations are mistaken. For …

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Is There a Path of Yoga at Which No One Can Fail?

Swami Swaroopananda Q&A: Let the Law of Karma Be Your Guide

Q: If a person has suffered evil at the hands of another, and they hate that person, what is the best way to get rid of that anger? Answer: The best way to approach it is to have a practical understanding of the law of karma. If you understand karma, you will never hate another …

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Swami Swaroopananda Q&A: Finding and Pleasing Our Perfect Teacher

Q: It is said that the fastest way to enlightenment is to be with a sat guru and let him take you over, literally following everything he says. What do you think of this, and how can we take advantage of it in this organization? Answer: This has nothing to do with an organization. You …

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Swami Swaroopananda Q&A: Follow Your True Calling And Do No Harm

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Q: Why is it important to follow our true callings or use the gifts we incarnate with, even if we are working full time in areas that sustain us financially but drain us spiritually? What happens if this conflict cannot be resolved? Answer: There are scientists who say that this is all a glorious accident, …

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How to Increase the Power of Concentration

Swami Swaroopananda Q&A: Practice Yoga While Living in the World

Q: Many of us in the Yoga Teachers Training Course either are or will be householders. Can we stay on the path of enlightenment and raise kids at the same time? Answer: Householders definitely can study and practice yoga. In fact, the sadhana for those leading a family life – what they are practicing – …

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What Is The Relationship Between Grace And Karma?

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