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Q&A Library (Quora)

Below is a selection of answers I've given on Quora. Each link opens the question/answer at Quora's website. Answers are grouped by subject, some subjects may overlap. List last updated 21-10-2017.

Spiritual Awakening

Why does spiritual awakening occur? Does everyone go through spiritual awakening? What is the difference between spiritual awakening and enlightenment? Who awakens us, our self or others? Why is spiritual awakening painful for some people? Why do people lose their friends after spiritual awakening? How do I hold a conversation after spiritual awakening? How does one go about explaining their spiritual awakening to their ultra conservative family?


What do people look for on a spiritual journey? Can a spiritual insight be shared? What is the difference between religion and spirituality? What do people mean when they say "you are god" in a literal sense? Does enlightenment involve inaction and sacrificing worldly desires? Is eating meat negative or affect my spiritual awakening? Is it necessary be free from every relationship, boundary, belief system and authority to successfully proceed on the path of spiritual awakening? How does one acquire a connection to the God of the Universe? What motivates the search for enlightenment, if not desire? Is spirituality boring?


Are our lives predetermined? To what extent do we control our own life, and how much of it is up to fate? What is the difference between the spirit and the soul? What is the dark night of the soul? What is an Indigo Child? If we have eternal life in heaven, why is this life important? Is consciousness God? Why does God allow bad things to happen? What mysteries have intrigued you the most in life? What are examples of a metaphysical paradox? What are the spiritual consequences of suicide?

Personal Energy

What is intuition? How does it develop? What does it mean for a person to be "centered"? How does one raise one's vibration? What does 'love yourself' mean? What is personal power? How do you know if it is fear or your intuition warning you? I can feel the energy of the universe, nature and everything around me. Is this normal? How do you know if you came into contact with a spirit or have been influenced by one? How do I stop psychic vampirism?

Life Purpose

Why do human beings strive to be successful rather than happy? Is the institutional system elevating students or is it there to limit us? What if everyone left their jobs to pursue their dreams? I do not want to be stuck in corporate life. What should I do with my life? Why do major purchases make us feel ecstatic yet depressed at the same time?


Does being myself mean being brutally honest all the time? Is it okay to judge people? Are spiritually advanced people always kind? What is your definition of forgiveness? How do you cope with people who are always pessimistic? Is small talk useless? How to politely decline socializing requests without causing resentment? What do you do when you feel lonely? I am feeling lonely and depressed, living alone. What should I do?

Romantic Relationships

Is celibacy required for spirituality? Do you believe in the existence of a soul mate? How do you know you found your soul mate? How do you attract your soul mates to come to you? How do I continue being friends with my unrequited love, and make sure I don't fall for her again or feel miserable around her? Did previous generations have fewer but higher-quality relationships, whereas now we have more low-quality relationships? Is love worth going for when you are 20-something? Shouldn't it be the time of your life to find who you really are?

Family, Children

What are some things people pretend to like but don't actually enjoy? Why do some people not want children? How do you deal with a passive-aggressive, manipulative mother? Should you back away from being verbally abused by a parent? How can one live happily with people one does not like? My father is verbally abusive, my mum is controlling. What can I do to live a happy and healthy life living under my parents? Can two spiritually awakened people have children, or is it an attachment?

Afterlife, Reincarnation

Why don't I remember my previous incarnations? How do I know if I have been reincarnated? How can one learn by being reincarnated, if one can't remember their past-lives and mistakes? How long does it take to reincarnate? Does reincarnation happen instantly upon death, or is there a limbo? Do we map our lives before we incarnate? Do we choose our parents when we incarnate? If we are spiritual entities or beings of energy, what is the purpose of having a physical body? Can I reincarnate as an animal? Do we continue our enlightenment journey after death or do we instantaneously "know" everything as soon as we pass? Does a reading of the Akashic Records give reasons or whys for an event, or only historic-type facts? What is the difference in the way we choose when we are beyond the veil versus when we are incarnated? If the human soul is immortal, doesn't confining it in a mortal physical body amount to punishment? Do the souls of the deceased experience linear time, or do they inhabit eternity beyond time? If reincarnation is real, what happens to murderers and bad people?


Do you believe in Karma? What is karma? Law of Karmic debt, what it is and how it influences our life? How can an individual stop the activity of his karma? Does karma apply to groups, families, and societies? Do I gain bad karma if I upset my mother by going against her wishes?


Why do I always want to be the number one at something I start doing? How can we get rid of selfish ego? Why do so many people believe we should get rid of our ego? What is the difference between the Ego and the Soul?

Densities and Off-World

What are starseeds? Is it possible to reincarnate on another planet? What is the difference between an alternate timeline and an alternate dimension? What do worlds of 4D and 5D aligned with negative polarity look like? What happens with reincarnation or the afterlife if a planet is destroyed? The number of souls should be constant, there cannot be "new souls" being created. How can this be explained?


What is the most useful, short, and generally applicable piece of wisdom? What are things you wish you knew when you were younger? What are the questions that most people don't ask themselves enough? What are important things to know that people generally aren't told about? If mankind could work together on one goal, what would it be? What is the difference between belief and faith? Why do people waste money on their pets when that money could be spent on poor children? Why do sages and spiritually inclined people grow beards? What is the purpose of art? Why do I always look for loopholes in movies?