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The Sri Chinmoy Library
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Occultism and mysticism
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. Published on srichinmoylibrary.com with the permission of Sri Chinmoy. This is the 320th book written by Sri Chinmoy after he came to the West in 1964.
Table of Contents
Part I — Occultism and mysticism
Question: Can we learn much about occultism from reading books?
Question: What kind of occultism do spiritual Masters use?
Question: What is the difference between an occultist and a Yogi?
Question: A lot of times you say that you see a person has a little occult power. What does it look like when you see their occult power?
Question: Does it look like anything?
Question: Where do the different kinds of power come from?
Question: What should we do if we want to develop occult powers?
Question: Could you tell us what mysticism entails?
Part II — The unseen world
Question: Does God like magic?
Question: How do you feel about people who are doing automatic writing and things like that?
Question: Astronomers have this big controversy about whether the universe is infinitely expanding or whether it is limited. Which view is correct?
Question: What will happen when the physical sun grows so old that it dies? Or what will happen when earth gets very old?
Question: Are the influences of the planets significant in our lives?
Question: Do the planets and stars have a lower vital?
Question: Now that people are becoming more conscious, is astrology becoming more useless?
Part III — The spiritual science of the body
Question: What is the third eye?
Question: I feel that the Supreme has opened my third eye. Will you tell me what I should do from here?
Question: Please tell me if the third eye can be opened by the seeker's own efforts or if the seeker needs the help of someone else?
Question: How can we see the subtle body?
Question: If we chant somebody's name, especially when they are asleep, does it feed their soul?
Question: Some books say it makes a difference which nostril you breathe through. Is this true?
Question: At what stage of the development of the soul is the
released from the base of the spine and starts moving toward the aperture of Brahman?
Question: Which of the seven chakras is most important for the beginner to open first?
Part IV — Fate and evil forces
Question: Are accidents caused by evil forces, or is there just something in the universe that causes things accidentally?
Question: If an airplane is going to crash, is there a lack of concentration on the part of the passengers?
Question: But suppose there were a hundred passengers.
Question: What can the passengers do to protect themselves against the evil forces?
Question: Is it possible for an airplane pilot to avert an accident that was destined by his own presence of mind and inner qualities?
Question: Once I had a misunderstanding with a taxi driver but I was innocent. He thought I was cheating him, so he really cursed me. What happens when someone curses you?
Question: Suppose I did something wrong to someone and he didn't have occult power, but with all his heart he begged to curse me. Does the curse have power?
Question: I have been told that a negative entity is around me and is trying to control me. Is it true? And if so, how can I get rid of it?
Question: Do we sometimes become hostile forces?
Question: I was talking to a person who followed the occult. In a case like that, would it be best to try to leave the person as soon as possible, or to try and show him what little love and concern I have?
Question: Sometimes when I talk to someone, I want to know what kind of person he is, but I feel helpless.
Question: Is it possible to do that while you are having a discussion with somebody? Won't they notice what you are doing?
Question: Sometimes you ask us if a disciple is in a good mood or a bad mood, so couldn't we tell if we use that method?
Experiences in the spiritual realm
Question: A few months ago I had a very unusual experience. Very early in the morning while I was still asleep, I felt a force in me, and I felt physically as though there was a lot of air in my head and no matter how many undivine thoughts tried to come to my mind, this force would not let them in.
Question: I have a feeling of pressure on the top of my head right now. What is the meaning of this?
Question: I saw a white glow behind you. What is the meaning of this?
Question: Sir, I have read about astral travelling, that through meditation one can bring out one's soul and travel. Have you ever done that?
Question: Do you achieve this through meditation?
Question: Could you please speak about the different colours in auras? I saw blue light around you.
Question: Is your house affected by your consciousness?
Question: Can we learn much about occultism from reading books? ›
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