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The Sri Chinmoy Library
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The illumination of life-clouds, part 1
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. Published on srichinmoylibrary.com with the permission of Sri Chinmoy. This is the 189th book written by Sri Chinmoy after he came to the West in 1964.
Table of Contents
Part I — Ignorance
Part II — Questions and answers
Question: What is ignorance? I don't understand what it is.
Question: When did ignorance first strike us?
Question: From the spiritual point of view what is the difference between stupidity and ignorance?
Question: If a person has something like a brain defect and in this incarnation is like a vegetable, will he suffer even if he is not outwardly conscious or aware of his defect?
Part III — Pain and suffering
I have become Earth's advocate
Physical pain and psychic pain
Part IV — Questions and answers
Question: Why do we have to pass through sad experiences such as suffering and sorrow?
Question: I feel unhappy when I think of the suffering that is going on in the world, that children are starving and things like that.
Question: Is there any spiritual significance to the energy crises, wars and other problems the world is having now?
Question: When I read the newspapers and see all the suffering and violence in the world, it upsets me.
Question: Often when I know I am coming to meditation, I develop a swollen gland or a headache. Is there a connection between this and my looking forward to this occasion?
Question: Why does a God-realised Yogi suffer?
Question: How can we understand the suffering of Jesus on the Cross when he said, "My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me?"
Question: Why do I feel a kind of pain when I create something?
Your sadness immeasurable
Part V — Negative forces
Question: What are negative forces?
Question: If we are nice to others, won't they be nice to us?
Question: Do wars result from the fact that we have not been able to reconcile our lives to our souls?
Question: Where are the hostile forces located?
Question: Under what circumstances are the hostile forces most likely to attack us?
Editor's introduction to the first edition
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