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Meditation: humanity's race and Divinity's Grace, part 2
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. Published on srichinmoylibrary.com with the permission of Sri Chinmoy. This is the 174th book written by Sri Chinmoy after he came to the West in 1964.
Table of Contents
Part I — Meditation: pathway to the inner world
Meditation: an introduction
What I need
Question: Could you please tell us the difference between concentration, meditation and contemplation?
Question: I would like to know the difference between prayer and meditation.
Question: Do meditation and concentration have anything to do with the power of the mind?
Three most significant things
Part II — The journey's start
Question: I would like to ask you how to develop these processes of meditation? For someone who has never done anything like this before, how do you begin?
Question: Could you please give a step-by-step description of how a beginner on your path should meditate on God?
Question: How can we learn to meditate? I believe in God, but it is very hard for me to meditate.
Question: How can we know whether we are meditating well or not?
Question: Some days I'm just too busy to meditate, and I skip my meditation. What happens on those days?
Part III — Problems in meditation
Question: Sometimes when I meditate it is so beautiful, but at other times I forget how beautiful meditation is, or how good it is for me. How can I inspire myself to meditate again? It is like a road that goes into a fairyland, but sometimes I just don't find that road.
His own friend and enemy
Question: Sometimes during my morning meditation I fall into a doze — not a sound sleep, but just a doze. Is this a bad thing?
Question: When I get upset, I can't seem to meditate the way I want to. I seem to think more of my problems. How can I overcome this?
Question: During a meditation, if something external to the meditation occurs — such as a noise or something unforeseen — is it better to include it in the meditation or to try to shut it out and pursue the meditation?
Glorious is the path
Question: When I try to meditate, there is something that holds me back so that I cannot meditate.
Question: When we try to meditate and are not in a good mood — say we've been at school and the whole day has been absolutely ordinary, and we are in sort of an undivine mood — how can we get rid of this mood in order to meditate well?
Editor's preface to the first edition
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