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Perseverance and aspiration
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. Published on srichinmoylibrary.com with the permission of Sri Chinmoy. This is the 298th book written by Sri Chinmoy after he came to the West in 1964.
Table of Contents
Part I — Discourses
The Guru and the hostile forces
Perseverance and aspiration
The Master's physical presence
Transformation of the seeker's consciousness
Interview with a priest
Part II — Question and answers
Question: What is the distinction between the vital and the physical?
Question: Is the vital a form of energy?
Question: Does the gross physical have more power than the vital?
Question: What is the difference between vital music and spiritual music?
Question: If someone wants to become your disciple, is it necessary to see the person's picture or actually see the person in the physical?
Question: How can we get in touch with that energy that is moving all life?
Question: I read once that we have more than two eyes. Is that true?
Question: How should a spiritual person feel if he earns his living teaching children in school?
Question: How can I know what role the Supreme wants me to play in my outer life?
Question: In your
book, you mentioned in an aphorism that America sometimes did things conditionally but always unreservedly. How can America do something conditionally but unreservedly?
Question: In your book
Death and Reincarnation,
you said that we make certain promises to God before we reincarnate. Is there any way to recall these promises that we made?
Question: Is Grace the most important thing?
Question: If we think good thoughts, are we manifesting something for earth?
Question: Is it a form of attachment to find pride in other people's achievements?
Question: I am concerned basically with disciplining myself. Does this require conscious effort?
Question: Do you have to be a divine person and meditate well in order to realise God?
Question: Can you realise God in other people?
Question: I find it easier the other way around.
Question: Guru, you tell us to see the Presence of God inside our children. Is that correct?
Question: I'm a doctor. Shouldn't I serve God in my patients first?
Question: When we achieve realisation, how will it change our daily lives?
Question: How can we run very fast on your spiritual path?
Question: What special message can be learned when disciples work for you for many hours without sleeping?
Question: Before I came to you I was doing a lot of reading. I was advised to stop all that and I have. But I'm starting to feel that maybe I should continue.
Question: When you came into the room and began to stare at everyone, I had a strange experience. Everything was turning white. The whole room was white, like a snowflake. Was that part of your energy coming to us, or was it my imagination, or what?
Question: What about the light that surrounds you? Sometimes I see blue light.
Question: Do you always bring down the same thing or does it depend on us?
Question: Can one be reborn during one's lifetime?
Question: Why do you give out prasad?
Question: Can one get a firsthand experience from meditation right off, without having to wait one or two years?
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