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God and the Cosmic Game
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. Published on srichinmoylibrary.com with the permission of Sri Chinmoy. This is the 304th book written by Sri Chinmoy after he came to the West in 1964.
Table of Contents
God and the cosmic game
Question: How do you define God?
Question: Is there only one God?
Question: What has God learned from His Self-transcendence?
Question: How can God transcend Absolute Truth? I mean truth is truth, isn't it?
Question: How can Infinity transcend itself?
Question: Are dream and reality the same for God?
Question: Since the Supreme can count from one to forty-five immediately, does He create time in order to have a game?
Question: Does God ever change His mind?
Question: Did the Supreme manifest just part of Himself as the Supreme, and is the other part — the evil forces — just lack of the Supreme?
Question: Is there any spiritual significance to an apparently healthy infant's death?
Question: How does God let catastrophes take place?
Question: Guru, why did the Supreme decide to go through suffering to realisation?
Question: When God knows everything, does He take into account the hostile forces?
Question: How does the Supreme illumine the past?
Question: Why does God constantly smile at man?
God and everyday life
Question: Should we pay more respect to the divinity inside a man than the divinity inside an animal, or is it all the same?
Question: Guru, if the Supreme is in everything, then He must also be in the mind. So why is the mind bad?
Question: Has God a special Will for our outer life?
Question: Are the undivine forces kept out by will? Is that the only way?
Question: Today I was on the George Washington Bridge and a man was threatening to commit suicide. At first I wanted to pray for his life, and then I remembered your saying once that we shouldn't ask the Supreme to do anything, but only pray for the Supreme's own Victory.
Question: For a long, long time whenever someone says 'God' to me, I hear the word 'God' and then I hear the word 'dog,' and 'dog' stays in my mind. Could you please tell me why this happens?
How to know God
Question: Can one know the achievements of God through the intellect alone?
Question: Is it possible to have a philosophical proof of God, or do you have to depend on faith?
Question: Does knowledge of our dreams help us to know God?
Question: How can we cultivate the inner silence so that we can know God's Will?
Question: In one of your books you said, "If you want to see God, you have to meditate twelve hours a day. If you want to come face to face with God, you have to meditate twenty-four hours a day." Is that possible?
Question: Are seeing God and feeling God the same thing?
Question: Guru, you have spoken of realisation as a tree. What determines how high a soul climbs on that tree?
Becoming intimate with God
Question: When I want to think of the Supreme as my friend, what is the most effective way of doing it?
Question: Does the Supreme make us depressed and do other things like that for a reason?
Question: Can one just drop the mind and trust to God's guidance?
Question: Is it better to enter into the divine Will or let the divine Will enter into us, if we have to make a choice?
Question: How can I best serve the Supreme in my Guru?
Question: What does it truly mean to serve the Supreme in others?
Question: How are we going to be one with the Supreme if we're still tied up in the physical world, trying to manifest? We're using up all that we have.
Question: How can I love God since I don't know Him?
Question: I feel as though we don't love God enough and want to love Him more. How can we learn to love God?
Question: How can we love the Supreme with utmost intensity?
Question: How can we surrender to the Supreme?
Question: I find that doubt, shame, fear and guilt stand between myself and true surrender to the Supreme.
Question: Do you kill hope and expectation by surrendering to God's Will?
Question: What can a disciple do to make his body surrender to the divine Will?
Question: I feel that the Supreme is displeased with me and that He is going to desert me.
God and the human Guru
Question: Do you see God?
Question: How do you see your relationship to God?
Question: Guru, why does the Supreme allow you to suffer?
Question: But He wants you to talk big, doesn't He? He wants you to tell us all those things.
Question: If He makes you talk, then why should He make you suffer for talking?
Editor's preface to the first edition
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