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Meditation: God speaks and I listen, part 2
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. Published on srichinmoylibrary.com with the permission of Sri Chinmoy. This is the 193rd book written by Sri Chinmoy after he came to the West in 1964.
Table of Contents
Question: Could you recommend some books on meditation, concentration, contemplation and aspiration?
Question: If I meditate on a person, can I be with him on the inner plane?
Question: Is it possible to go directly to the formless Supreme, or do we have to invoke the Supreme with words such as Aum?
Question: But can we use AUM to enter into the formless?
Question: How should we meditate on the picture of a spiritual Master?
Question: Can you tell us how a beginner can meditate on an aphorism like the one you just read out?
Question: How can one have inner peace in the outside world?
Question: Does one achieve divine experience through meditation?
Question: You said your talk was based on your inner experiences. How did you get these experiences?
Question: Should outer experiences be considered transitory?
Question: Are the little sporadic experiences that we have during meditation part of realisation, or are they small steps to realisation?
Question: How can I have a transcendental experience in my meditation?
Question: Sometimes while meditating I have the feeling that I am looking everywhere. What does this mean?
Question: When I meditate, I often feel that my ego gets in my way.
Question: Once during meditation I had the experience that I was neither inside nor outside. There was no solidity; there was nothing concrete, objective or real. I didn't know where I was or what was happening.
Question: A friend of mine who is a pianist had an experience that he told me about. He was playing a passage on the piano, a very fast arpeggio, and suddenly he realised that without reducing the velocity of the passage he could stop and look at every note he was playing. He looked at the notes as though he was looking at what he was doing from another plane where time had not the same dimension as time has here. He was playing very fast and all the time he was looking at what he was doing. There seemed to be no relation to the time concept that we have in this plane. Would you say that this was a case of concentration?
Question: When I start to go deep within, I feel sleepy.
Question: Sometimes in deep meditation I feel my whole body going completely numb as though it has been anaesthetised. I can move only my eyes.
Question: While meditating I sometimes feel that my body is moving rhythmically, but when I open my eyes I see that I am not moving at all.
Question: Sometimes during concentration at twilight, for instance, I hear a vibration which is like a murmur or a hum. Is that vibration from my own subtle body or is it the vibration of the earth, of the atmosphere?
Question: Is the feeling of the soul coming out of the body something to have as an aim? What will happen to the body if the soul does not come back into it?
Question: Sometimes when I look at the sunshine and I close my eyes, I see a round disc in front of my eyes with the blossom-colour that is described by some writers as the colour of the vital body. Is that my own vital body?
Question: Guru, can the quality and colour of light that one sees in meditation be used as a guide to the height and quality of the meditation?
Question: What is the significance of seeing a very blue light during meditation?
Question: On different occasions I have seen red, white, blue and yellow lights. Could you please explain the significance of these?
Question: Would you please speak about the aura seen in meditation?
Question: About four years ago, when I came in contact with this philosophy, I dreamt that I saw a tent descending from Heaven. In the tent there was a man from India. I saw his face, and he had a lighted candle in his hands. Does this dream mean that I have to meet that person or that he had something to do with me in another life?
Question: You mentioned that one of your disciples had seen your face of a previous incarnation during meditation. Why would he see a previous physical body?
Question: When I am looking straight into your eyes and you are looking into my eyes, I see your face go out of focus and you disappear completely. Afterwards your face appears, and then it disappears again. What does this mean?
Question: When I meditate, I imagine you giving me a blessing at that moment. Is this blessing real?
Question: Was the Peace and inner Bliss that I felt here last Wednesday night a sign that I had been initiated?
Question: The night I met you I had a very dramatic experience. During the meditation you came over to me and put a flower into my hands. My hands weren't moving at all, but there seemed to be a tremendous power that was pulling them. I was looking at you and I thought, "What is he pulling me for?" Then when you looked at me I felt as though my inner being was whirling around and exploding through the top of my head. Can you tell me what this means?
Question: When I went home after I first saw you, I entered into a kind of dream where you were the only person who existed, and my whole body was decomposed into raindrops. Could you explain this?
Poems from the first edition
Prayer, meditation, realisation
When I pray, when I meditate
What I do
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