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Obedience: a supreme virtue
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. Published on srichinmoylibrary.com with the permission of Sri Chinmoy. This is the 319th book written by Sri Chinmoy after he came to the West in 1964.
Table of Contents
Part I — Discourses
A supremely realised soul
Question: How can we feel that God loves us infinitely more than we love ourselves?
Obedience: a supreme virtue
Satyagraha: the zeal for truth
Part II — Radio interview at the United Nations
Sri Chinmoy, how do you help people?
You talk of the Supreme, you talk of God. Is it a concept that other religions also have in their use of the word God? Jews, Christians and Moslems, for example? Or is it an entirely different concept that you have of the Supreme Power?
How do you try to make your concept of God known to your followers?
You say that love is the predominant element that appeals to you. How did you discover this?
Sri Chinmoy, did you practise this philosophy in your native land of India?
Who was your spiritual leader there?
But didn't you have any representative in India who inspired you or taught you?
I notice that your followers, who call you their Guru, may be in some way subconsciously thinking of you as God.
Do you have any text or scriptures on which you base your message, or is it all inspired?
Sri Chinmoy, I didn't notice today at your meeting any collection of money or anything like that. How do you make a living?
Are you married?
Do you believe in marriage?
Sri Chinmoy, I watched you as you spoke to your followers today and your eyes were closed most of the time. Some of them seemed to have their eyes closed also.
But did you see me come in with your eyes half-closed? I came in a little late.
Sri Chinmoy, you also use a chant of some kind. What does that do?
Are you referring to the triune God with three characters, or are you talking about three gods?
In everyday life, do you expect your followers to change their ways and habits?
Who decides what is wrong and what is right?
Do you believe that the human being is born with a pure soul?
How do you find a way to eliminate hatred between people if misunderstandings develop or there are arguments?
Why should somebody want to become a follower of yours?
Are you seeking to convert people, like a missionary?
You are not out, then, to tell a Jew or Christian or a Moslem to drop his faith and follow you?
What if a member of one of these religions wanted to become one of your disciples? Would you want him to retain his faith?
Sri Chinmoy, you are an Indian living in the United States. What do you plan to do from now on?
Are you going back to India?
Don't you think that Indians need this kind of advice that you are giving Americans?
That would account for your form of meditation. What do you see as the difference between the East and the West?
What effect did Hinduism or Buddhism have on the West?
Do you include Yoga, then, in the practise of your particular faith?
Does physical exercise go with the meditation?
Part III — Question and answers
Question: What is the role of the seeker?
Question: What is Heaven?
Question: Is Heaven one of the seven higher worlds?
Question: Is all suffering and pain a sign of purification?
Question: What is the purpose of evil and what is its source?
Question: Isn't it really easy to get rid of undivine qualities if we just set our mind to it?
Question: Was Martin Luther King a saint?
Question: You say, "Annam Brahma — Food is God." At what times do you say, "Work is God?"
Question: When this world is all perfect perfection and we are in the Beyond, will we all be there together?
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