Herbert Muhammad: Excuse me, have you not had opposition from your enemies, from people who say you are not real or you’re phony? Don’t you run into this like all religious men?
Sri Chinmoy: In my case, yes and no. From the highest spiritual point of view I have no enemy. I am absolutely one with God’s Will, and who can stand against God’s Will? You know, when you are absolutely one with Allah’s Will, nobody, no human being, no creation can stand against you. This problem is not so much directed towards me. Unfortunately, some Indians who are not sincere teachers have come to the West and have exploited the American sincerity or, let us say, credulity. So now people sometimes feel that all of us are of the same type. They suspect us. They come to us with a suspicious mind.
Herbert Muhammad: A man that doesn’t trust others doesn’t trust himself. A man sees a thief in everybody because he sees in himself the same thing.
Sri Chinmoy: Yes, it is like a reflection in a mirror. You can say that these people who come with a suspicious mind are unconsciously aware of their own lower propensities.
Herbert Muhammad: That’s right. That’s right.
Sri Chinmoy: But from the highest spiritual point of view I do not have enemies because my will is really one with God’s Will. I have totally dedicated myself to Him.