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The Sri Chinmoy Library
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One hundred and one unanswered questions, part 1
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. Published on srichinmoylibrary.com with the permission of Sri Chinmoy. This is the 1253rd book written by Sri Chinmoy after he came to the West in 1964.
Table of Contents
Question: Before we act, something in us judges whether or not it will be time well spent. Is this productive?
Question: Many spiritual people steer clear of world-acceptance because they fear world-bondage. How does one avoid additional attachments while serving God in His creation?
Question: It seems to me that one's own soul is the most strict, then comes the Master, then comes God. Do you agree?
Question: We know that our souls want the experience of life, no matter how brief and painful. But this is small comfort, especially where pain is involved. Is there any knowledge that is palliative?
Question: It seems that when things are going well, we get into all kinds of mischief. Could a life of ease, from a spiritual point of view, be a dangerous kind of life?
Question: Though patience is a virtue, it is hard to see exactly what patience can accomplish. Are patience and one-pointedness ever compatible?
Question: Until our receptivity is perfect and we know the right thing to do, it seems to me that a certain amount of time must, of necessity, be spent doing nothing rather than making mistakes. Do you agree?
Question: When I achieve something, I get joy; but it isn't long before I realise that, for many others, that very thing is easy. Does God want each of us to try and do everything, or would it be better if we left some things to His "specialists"?
Question: Jesus spent very few years with his disciples. Even considering the circumstances of his passing, do you ever consider him fortunate?
Question: I am happiest when I am creating. When I offer my creations to the world, however, I am rejected and become despondent. Is it best to create for creativity's sake and leave the rest to fate?
Question: We sometimes ask God to respect our privacy, which He does immediately and graciously. Then, when we invite Him back, He seems nowhere to be found. Have we hurt His feelings?
Question: In India they have an ancient spiritual tradition of feeding mendicants. Here, it seems to me a renunciant could easily starve. Do you agree?
Question: Many times during our meetings, souls from other realms visit us. In the future, if someone has opened his third eye, will he be able to see these beings on the videos or photographs taken of our events?
Question: They say that when a person has gained a certain notoriety, the world comes calling. In the case of real spiritual figures, however, it seems that "Mohammed must always go to the mountain." Is there an inner reason why this is so?
Question: Often people in a group cannot work together without criticising or correcting one another. Sometimes instruction is needed. How can this be done while maintaining a harmonious atmosphere?
Question: Before we act, something in us judges whether or not it will be time well spent. Is this productive? ›
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