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Questions and answers
- Student: Where do ignorance and suffering come from? To put it another way, where does the first impulse of karma come from, especially if God is all things, and God is ostensibly free from karma and ignorance?
- Student: You said oneness is living in the heart, not in the mind. But in order to become aware of the heart, don't you first have to know what it is you’re trying to reach and have some concept of where you’re going?
- Student: You spoke of three types of realisation — I can, I have and I am. My question is about the second one — I have. What can one have in the final analysis?
- Student: How do we explain the suffering that people undergo through no fault of their own — like the Holocaust, for example?
- Professor Diana Eck: When you speak of the Beloved Supreme Himself, how do you imagine the Supreme to be?
- Professor Diana Eck: When we think then of the ways in which people from different parts of our human family have experienced the Beloved Supreme — as Krishna, or Christ, or the rather horrific form of Kali — can we feel that all these are equal?
- Student: Sri Chinmoy, you've been teaching us about self-realisation and realisation of the Supreme. In the spiritual life, what should be one's responsibility to others?
- Student: Once a seeker attains realisation, does he always have that realisation within him, or does the seeker have to experience the human aspect again?
- Student: Some thinkers have allowed the possibility of complete enlightenment and release while here on earth, while others say that the final release from karmic bondage comes only with death. What is your feeling on this?
- Thank you