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The Sri Chinmoy Library
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AUM — Vol.II-2, No. 5, 27 May 1975
First published by
. Published on srichinmoylibrary.com with the permission of Sri Chinmoy.
Table of Contents
United Nations: Peace Room
Visit to Naval Air Station Willow Grove
The quintessence of patriotism
City of Bristol
With knowledge how far?
Questions and answers
Question: When you speak of human life and divine life it sounds like they are two separate worlds. I find myself here in this world. Why must there be another world?
Question: Can the soul of a seeker contact his spiritual Master if the Master lives in a different city or country?
Question: Can you explain the worth of trying to communicate one's inner experiences with others?
Question: Is liberation possible without the help of a living Master?
Question: How do we separate the voice of the soul from the intellect and emotion?
Poems from Sri Chinmoy's forthcoming book:
Question: Sri Chinmoy, at what age did you first become interested in painting?
Question: Do you feel that you were influenced in any way by traditional Indian art?
Question: From a spiritual point of view, what is the role of the divine Artist on earth?
Question: Can meditation improve a person's ability to create art, or to appreciate art?
Question: Is there a special plane of consciousness from which art descends?
Question: How can the aspiring artist enter into these planes of consciousness?
Question: I understand that your art is referred to as
. Can you please tell me the significance of this phrase and how you relate it to your art?
Question: I understand that you have recently completed ten thousand paintings in a very brief span of time. How long did it take you?
Question: What impresses me most about your Himalayan achievement is that although you have produced a vast quantity of paintings and drawings the quality of your works has increased rather than decreased. How do you explain this?
Question: Why is it that you have undertaken the creation of such a vast variety of paintings?
Question: In Yoga philosophy it is said that everything has a special consciousness and that every object has a soul. Does each one of your paintings have a special consciousness and a soul?
Question: Sri Chinmoy, the basic themes of your spiritual teachings are Love, Devotion and Surrender. Can these themes be related to the world of art, and more specifically to your own paintings and drawings?
Question: You have many spiritual centres around the world, and you hold meditations at the United Nations for the delegates and members of the Secretariat. What is the relationship between your artistic creations and your spiritual activities?
Question: What message or messages do you offer to the world at large through your creation?
Question: Do you have a favourite medium in which you work?
Question: I understand that you recently had a very large exhibit of your paintings and drawings in New York City. Do you plan to have more exhibitions of your paintings in the near future?
Question: Do you have a sense of where your art will go from here? That is, in what direction?
Question: William Butler Yeats has said that "Art is a vision of reality." Do you agree?
Question: What should the goal of art and the artist be in our time?
Song — Ai ai ai
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