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The Sri Chinmoy Library
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AUM — Vol. 5, No. 1, 27 Aug. 1969
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AUM Centre Press
. Published on srichinmoylibrary.com with the permission of Sri Chinmoy.
Table of Contents
Desire and aspiration
Love and devotion
Question: How can we teach ourselves to love humanity, not just as a collective whole, but also specifically, when a person's defects and bad qualities are so obvious?
Question: How can we tell if our love is vital or pure?
Question: Is it possible to prevent oneself from giving off impure vital love and to substitute the heart's pure love for it? How can we consciously give pure love?
Question: In what way does love for one's Guru differ from devotion to him? Is it possible to have one without the other?
Question: When we concentrate on love and devotion, should we direct it mainly to the Supreme or to our Guru?
Question: Do the words "psychic" and "spiritual" mean the same thing?
Question: What is devotion? Just a desire to do everything possible for one's Guru?
Question: What are the manifestations of devotion?
Question: If we feel that we are not devoted enough, how can we increase our devotion?
Question: If one has aspiration, but not devotion, does this hinder his spiritual progress?
Question: What is the difference between spiritual strength and spiritual power?
Question: In the spiritual life, the importance of purity is always stressed. Are pure actions worthwhile if thoughts are impure? How can we purify our thoughts?
Question: Should husband and wife try to feel the same kind of love and devotion for one another as they try to feel for their Guru or should it be of a different kind?
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