Guru: Chandika, I thought that you were my disciple. Now something in you wants to change Masters; it wants to become the disciple of the Upanishadic sages and the Vedic seers. In that case you can get a copy of the Upanishads. In the Upanishads the sages tell you what makes fire and all that. So if you change your Guru, then immediately you will get the answer. To answer these questions is not the domain of this Guru. It is not his forte. But if you turn the pages of the Upanishads, either the Vedic seers or the Upanishadic sages will bless you with the answer to this question.
Question: What makes the fire: the match, the stick, the flame, the heat, or the smoke?
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.