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God, Avatars and Yogis
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. Published on srichinmoylibrary.com with the permission of Sri Chinmoy. This is the 321st book written by Sri Chinmoy after he came to the West in 1964.
Table of Contents
Part I: God, Avatars and Yogis
Question: How does the Supreme appear to you, and what is the nature of your relationship to Him?
Question: Why do you always speak of God in masculine terms?
Question: What is the difference between Avatars and partial Avatars?
Question: Will you explain the difference between an Avatar and a perfect Master?
Question: What is the difference between a Yogi and an Avatar?
Question: Is there any significance in the passing of a great Avatar and a lesser Master on the same day?
Question: Why do some realised souls return to earth and some not?
Question: Were the Spanish mystics God-realised?
Part II — Union and realisation
Question: What is the difference between a mystical experience and God-realisation?
all on the same plane, or on different ones?
Question: Can anyone experience
Question: How long would it take the average person who comes to a spiritual path to realise God?
Question: Is there a way to make realisation shorter?
Question: How can we best utilise our outer time to better our inner aspiration?
Question: How do you realise God without going to live in a cave?
Part III — The perfect disciple
The perfect disciple
Question: How can a disciple best please his Master?
Question: How does someone become a perfect disciple?
Question: Which is better: one first-class perfect disciple or a million disciples of other classes?
Question: How can we always remain a first-class disciple?
Question: How can we love and serve our brothers and sisters?
Question: How can I best serve you?
Part IV — The Master's compassion
Question: Why do spiritual Masters get sick if they are in touch with God?
Question: Was this what happened to Ramakrishna?
Question: Often you remove the disciples' troubles but receive physical pain when you do this. When your pain goes away, is the problem solved?
Question: Guru, how many people turn to the spiritual life just in desperation?
Question: Why do you come down to your disciples' level in order to help them?
Question: Guru, why don't you just give up on us?
Part V — The inner connection
Question: What is the procedure that the disciple should follow so that, even when the disciple is far away, he can get the same force that he feels when he is meditating with the Guru?
Question: Can a Master guide new disciples after he has left this earth?
Question: How can we tell if we have met our Master?
Question: Would you tell us to go to another Master after you leave the body?
Question: If the teacher leaves the body should you try to maintain contact with him?
Part VI — Saints and madmen
Question: If any human being can so transform his consciousness as to identify with the Universal Consciousness, certainly this human being deserves to be revered. At the same time, you have madmen who go around posing as elevated beings. What then are the distinguishing marks between a saint and a madman?
Question: Do false Masters believe that they are true Masters?
Question: If you are supposed to conquer all your jealousies by the time you are realised, why do spiritual Masters fight each other?
Question: Why does God allow antagonism between different spiritual Masters?
Question: Will following your path be in conflict with Jesus when he said, "I and the Father are one. No one can go to the Father except through me."
Question: If a Master retires from the earth-consciousness, should his disciples help others?
Question: How does the Supreme appear to you, and what is the nature of your relationship to Him? ›
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