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The Sri Chinmoy Library
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Guru, sometimes when I don't see you for a long time and I sit down and look at your picture to meditate, I feel there is a block that does not let me feel your love and concern flowing to me; I feel that you are displeased with me and that you have reason to be so.
Although I am sure that this is my Path and I get intense joy in my heart from my devotion to You and Mother, sometimes I feel a strong longing for a quiet, monastic life. Where does that longing come from and if it has a negative origin, how can I best overcome it?
Is the longing for achieving Nirvana, that is, the total annihilation of the soul-existence, instead of aspiring for the ever-transcending manifestation of the Divine on earth, also an attitude of the deceptive vital?
Guru, I wish to share with you an experience I had a few weeks ago. It was an afternoon while I was taking a bath in the river near my house. A voice seemed to call out my name. As I searched for the direction of the sound, a Christ-like figure was sort of delineated in my mind, yet my heart welcomed the vision by saying: "Brother Jesus, I do not need you, your brother Chinmoy is my Master." At this time, the figure in my mind turned into a black bird of prey and flew out of my mind, sounding off its belching screams.
Guru, I also saw the Christ, full of Love, Light and Compassion. I also received a message from Him. Is this all true or is it an illusion? Was my ego interfering? After the experience I wrote a poem.
Does evil exist or is it in our minds?
Does the Inner Light have a power of its own to reveal itself to a seeker even though that person has a Master?
When I work, I feel very old and it often happens during the night. At that time I also feel everything so clearly. What is that state of clearness?
I've always thought that the people who did some work using their hands were more conscious than others.
What should be one's attitude when some disciple is a block to one's manifestation?
Guru, at times I feel that whenever I am about to attend a Centre activity, a resistance presents itself before me that tells me not to go, not to participate, etc. Am I doomed to feel this resistance, even when I know that the activity will be for my benefit? Sometimes the more I realise the benefit that the activity will give me, the more the resistance presents itself. Why?
Of all the undivine qualities that I have, there are two that bother and worry me most: impurity and lack of patience that brings bad temper to me. When we come to meditate with you and you look into our souls, do you get a general feeling of impurity or negativity, or do you know exactly if it has been bad temper or impurity?
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