Question: Would it be best for me to take the Kriya yoga classes that have been offered to me by the woman whose picture I showed you? Is that in my best interest?

Sri Chinmoy: It depends on what you feel from within. If you have faith in that person, then definitely take this Kriya yoga. Take any yoga in which you have faith. On earth there are many teachers. If you have faith in a particular teacher, then you should follow that teacher. At that time, you do not have to ask me, because I won’t be able to create faith in you. I can only tell you that if you have faith, then you should try to increase it. It is like your love of God. If you love God, then I will always say, “Go on, go on and increase your love.” If you have faith in anything or anybody, then you should give your life to that person or that ideal.

What is a disciple? A disciple is one who has faith in a Master. If he has no faith in his Master, then he is not a disciple; he is just an ordinary individual. So if you have faith in that particular lady, then follow her path. But if you do not have faith, and if you ask me about her, then no matter what I say, your mind will immediately argue with me and doubt me. If I say, “She is extremely good,” then if something happens tomorrow and you lose faith, at that time you will blame me. And if I say, “No, she is not good,” then you will say, “Oh, he is just jealous of her.” The human mind is so tricky. If I say, “good,” in a few days you will be assailed by doubt and you will think that I am totally wrong. And if I say “bad,” you will argue inwardly and you will try to prove in so many ways that she is good, she is divine, she is perfect.

The time you are spending in judging me or in assessing her is simply a waste of your own precious time. Only ask your heart: “Do I have faith, implicit faith, in her?” If your heart says, “Yes,” then forget about me, forget about the rest of the world. But if your heart says, “No, I don’t have implicit faith,” then she is not the right person for you. Your faith is your saviour. What more can I say? Your faith, your inner faith, will always save you. Nothing else can save you.

Sri Chinmoy, AUM — Vol.II-6, No. 5, May 1980.First published by Vishma Press in 1980.

This is the 9140th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.

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