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Meditation: God's Blessing-Assurance
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. Published on srichinmoylibrary.com with the permission of Sri Chinmoy. This is the 194th book written by Sri Chinmoy after he came to the West in 1964.
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Meditation and self-discovery
Question: Please tell me if I am right. Meditation is the easiest thing in the world when we think of the Supreme with devotion, surrender and pure love.
Question: How can I purify my mind so that I can have a good meditation?
Question: Could you explain what inner hunger is?
Question: I am looking for more joy in my life, but I don't feel confident about jumping into meditation to get it.
Question: Is it wrong to expect some result from our meditation?
Question: Why doesn't God make all our meditations equally good?
Question: Is there anything specific I can do to have a good meditation every day?
Question: I'm not as receptive as I would like to be. Why is this?
Question: How can I increase my receptivity?
Question: If one has all faith in his Master, then what obstructs his receptivity?
Question: How can you stop yourself from worrying about whether you are having a good meditation or not?
Question: Could you speak on intensity in prayer?
Question: How can I meditate with more intensity?
Question: If you really don't know exactly what you are doing when you meditate, how can you try to improve your meditation?
Question: Sometimes I don't have the inspiration to meditate. How can I create it again?
Question: When I first began meditating at three o'clock in the morning, I used to have very good meditations and I was very inspired. But after a few days, I didn't have the same inspiration and it became very difficult.
Question: I was really inspired to meditate for five or six days, and then I woke up one morning and did not have the feeling that I wanted to practice my meditation. What can I do to spark myself without having to force things?
Question: If I meditate too little I don't have energy throughout the day and if I meditate too long, I can't maintain my aspiration. How can I stabilise my energy level?
Question: When we miss a meditation, would it be a good idea to meditate for a longer time at the next meditation to make up for it?
Question: Are there any exercises your disciples can practise to develop their will power?
Question: How can we meditate on the soul?
Question: Is it helpful to concentrate upon the golden aura, or should one hold a thought of God or some of His aspects in mind?
Question: Concentration and meditation give us certain power, even if we are not looking for it. Should we pray to God to keep us from misusing that power?
Question: I seek strength when I meditate; am I seeking the wrong thing?
Question: When I meditate, sometimes I am so focused on trying to have a strong meditation, that I lose all sense of why I am meditating. How can I avoid trying to have a strong meditation?
Question: Do we not sometimes mistake the strong concentration of the vital for a good or strong meditation?
Question: Sometimes after meditation I lose the joy that I have received from my meditation. Is there a method that would be helpful in holding onto that joy?
Question: The spiritual life and meditation should be the simplest of things; yet I always seem to complicate it. How can I keep my meditation simple?
Question: If I don't have a good meditation when I am meditating with you, I feel miserable because I feel it is my fault.
Question: How should we concentrate on your transcendental picture?
Question: I have tried to meditate on your picture in the morning for about three months, but I don't think that I am even approaching meditation.
Question: When you call us up in front of the room to meditate facing the other disciples, what is the best approach for us to take?
Question: Many disciples become self-conscious and nervous when called up to meditate in front of you or the other disciples. How can this be controlled?
Question: Guru, sometimes you say that certain people do very good meditation. Can you tell us how the people who meditated best today did it?
Question: Guru, there is a thought that inspires me and I would like to know if I could meditate on it. Sometimes I think of you as a child who is playing with me, and that I am a child too. Is that O.K.?
Question: Is it possible to bring our meditative consciousness into the work that we do in the outside world?
Question: What happens if we are meditating next to someone who is thinking worldly thoughts?
Question: How can we meditate twenty-four hours a day?
Editor's preface to the first edition
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