Question: Do you or your inner beings play jokes with us on the inner plane?

Guru: On the inner plane I don’t get much time to cut jokes with my disciples, for on the inner plane my Boss the Supreme is much more strict with me than on the outer plane. But I do enjoy cutting jokes with my own inner beings, and even with my Beloved Supreme — innocent jokes, of course, not painful or destructive jokes.

If I see a particular god or goddess who is closely connected with a particular seeker, and then I see that seeker on earth, and his inner beauty is much less than the beauty of the god or goddess, perhaps I will cut jokes with that particular god or goddess by saying, “You don’t take care of your people, of your inner subjects. How is it that you don’t make them as beautiful as you are?” Then the god or goddess will immediately say to me, “Whose fault is it? You have a connection with both earth and Heaven. It is your duty to make everything clear to the seeker what will help him, what will increase his spirituality.” I say, in my own justification, “I pray with them and meditate on them, and if they are receptive, then definitely they will get light from me and they will always do the right thing to constantly increase their inner beauty.” This happens with the cosmic gods and goddesses who have a special connection with some seekers, with a particular boy disciple or girl disciple.

In your case I can say that when you wear violet coloured saris, instead of adding to your spiritual beauty, it takes away from your beauty, whereas if you wear yellow or orange coloured saris, it adds to your beauty. That does not mean that from today on you will only wear orange and yellow. Other colours also help you, but orange and yellow help you more than other colours. But if you wear violet colour, that does not help you at all. So these are not painful, but innocent jokes.

Sri Chinmoy, AUM — Vol.II-5, No. 4, April 27, 1978.First published by Vishma Press in 1978.

This is the 9131st book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.


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