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The Sri Chinmoy Library
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. Published on srichinmoylibrary.com with the permission of Sri Chinmoy. This is the 159th book written by Sri Chinmoy after he came to the West in 1964.
Table of Contents
Question: How do we aspire?
Question: What is aspiration?
Question: How can we recognise true aspiration?
Question: Is it necessary for us to aspire with something specific in mind, such as strength or some other divine quality?
Question: Why do some people not aspire?
Question: Why is it necessary to have flowers, candles and incense in order to meditate?
Question: What role does sincerity play in one's aspiration?
Question: Sometimes I have an inner longing within my heart. What is the spiritual significance of this?
Question: Will you please explain how it is that the soul evolves only on the planet Earth?
Question: In the future, will people always have to aspire like us? Or at some point will people no longer be born on earth?
Question: How long do we have to continue to reincarnate?
Question: You said that a spiritual Master is a practical man because he wants to bring God to men. But is it practical for someone involved in the world to aspire?
Question: When you spoke of the need to transcend the past, you said that the world is continually evolving. Could you say more about this?
Question: How can our aspiration help us to appreciate the outer world?
Question: What is the relationship between individual and collective aspiration?
Question: If a person is satisfied with his own state of consciousness and has no particular desire to improve it, is this a mistake or a violation of the rights of his soul?
Question: You spoke of conquering desires and transforming desires into aspiration. How does one do this?
Question: Do we lose our desires after realising God?
Question: How can we best solve our problems?
Question: How do I overcome the obstacles of ignorance?
Question: Can anything stand as an obstruction to our aspiration?
Question: What can one do when one feels his aspiration fluctuating? At times I have a feeling of emptiness and nothingness.
Question: Sometimes when I sit down to meditate, it is very spontaneous; I don't have to do anything. But why is it sometimes so difficult to get into a meditative state?
Question: Guru, sometimes when I have a very difficult problem I feel that I should do nothing before meditating on you or thinking of what you would like me to do. But at the same time I don't have the inspiration at that moment to meditate. What should I do?
Question: In spite of the fact that we want inner realisation and inner light, we find it difficult to fight against outer disturbances. Why is that so?
Question: My aspiration seems to take two forms. One is a dynamic cry and the other can best be described as a relaxed, peaceful kind of feeling. Which is preferable?
Question: When the aspirant feels that his spiritual progress has stopped and it is difficult to meditate, what should he or she do?
Question: How can I increase my aspiration?
Question: For two weeks or so I may be in a high consciousness, but then my consciousness begins to descend. How can I sustain a high consciousness for an indefinite period?
Question: How can my aspiration be stronger and purer?
Question: How can one increase one's inner drive, one's aspiration?
Question: Guru, how can we increase our aspiration and keep it steady?
Editor's preface to the first edition
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