Question: Do occult power and spiritual power originate from heart-power or mind-power, or both?

Sri Chinmoy: Occult power comes from mind-power, and psychic or spiritual power comes from heart-power. One who wants occult power prays and cries for it. For spiritual power, one does not have to ask. Spiritual power comes spontaneously if one cries to the Supreme devotedly, soulfully and unconditionally to please Him in His own way. Spiritual power comes from sincere aspiration and inner cry. It is necessary to have spiritual power to guide the instrument so the instrument does not make mistakes, but becomes perfect. If we achieve occult power, we can do miracles, but miracles are short-lived. Anything that comes from the mind is short-lived, and anything that comes from the heart is long-lasting.

Sri Chinmoy, AUM — Vol.II-3, No. 5, May 27, 1976.First published by Vishma Press in 1976.

This is the 9108th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.


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