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?

Sri Chinmoy: Yes, if you enter into the spiritual life and go deep within, you are bound to recall your promises. When you practise the spiritual life for a few years, the messages come to the fore from the soul itself. So it is only a matter of time. And once you become aware of the promise that you made to God before you entered into the world-arena, you try hard to fulfil it.