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(The Master is with two male disciples, Insincerity and Impurity, and two female disciples, Jealousy and Insecurity.)

MASTER: Insincerity, you are killing me. Impurity, you are killing me. Jealousy, you are killing me. Insecurity, you are killing me.

INSINCERITY: Master, I know that I am insincere, but please tell me how I can become sincere.

MASTER: Fast for one day. Fast today for the whole day, and tomorrow come and see me.

IMPURITY: Master, I know I am impure, but please tell me how I can be pure.

MASTER: Fast today. Don’t eat anything. Come back tomorrow.

JEALOUSY: Master, I know I am jealous. But how can I get rid of my jealousy? Please tell me.

MASTER: Fast today. Eat nothing at all. Tomorrow come and see me.

INSECURITY: Master, I know I am insecure. At every moment I am insecure. Please tell me how I can be secure, how I can have confidence in my life.

MASTER: Don’t eat anything today. Fast. Don’t have even a glass of water. Come back tomorrow and I shall tell you how you can have a life of security. All of you go home and come back to me tomorrow. I shall tell you (to the boys) how you can be sincere and pure, and how you (to the girls) can get rid of jealousy and insecurity.

Sri Chinmoy, The heart of a holy man.First published by Agni Press in 1973.

This is the 25th book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.


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