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The Path of my inner Pilot
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. Published on srichinmoylibrary.com with the permission of Sri Chinmoy. This is the 1616th book written by Sri Chinmoy after he came to the West in 1964.
Table of Contents
My sister Ahana
Sri Aurobindo's Bengali writings
Such affection for his disciples!
Writing songs in the dark
Remain entirely in the heart
Special souls at the ashram
Celebrations on 18 April 2006
My soul is meditating
On the path, for the path
Question: Guru, what if very new disciples know that they have to stop drinking, but after a few weeks they take a drink?
Question: If, after three months, new disciples do not do well, do we ask them not to come any more, or do we inform you?
Question: If a new disciple has been smoking for many years, what can he do to quit faster?
Question: Guru, I would like to ask about ex-disciples. How can we know if somebody is not favourable towards us?
Question: Is it all right if disciples have connections with the positive ex-disciples?
Question: Guru, what about older disciples who do not come to Celebrations?
Question: What if there are disciples who have been on the path for about three or four years and they have never come to New York, but they think about going on the Christmas Trip? They do not have the longing to come to New York, but they feel that the Christmas Trip is more of a vacation.
Question: Guru, I am a Centre leader. You told us that it is better for girls to have long hair. We were begging one girl in our Centre to grow her hair longer, but she just does not listen.
Question: Guru, I want to ask what we have to do if we know about complicated relations between a husband and wife in our Centre. What should we do if we know that the husband is mistreating his wife?
Question: For those who are married but only one individual is a disciple, specially when he is a new disciple, how can we explain your philosophy about a purity-life?
Question: Guru, about Centre attendance, when do you want us to inform you if people do not show up at the Centre meetings?
Question: Guru, if some disciples regularly leave the Centre meditations before prasad, is it all right?
Question: In our Centre we have meditations on Wednesdays and Sundays. We have a few disciples who come faithfully every Sunday, but they cannot come on Wednesday. One disciple has a family with a young boy, and she has to get across town. You told us that Wednesday is the compulsory meditation night, so I wanted to clarify whether that was all right.
Question: A girl from my Centre arrived in New York today for the first time, with your special permission. She does not know anyone here, except for me, so I sat for ten or fifteen minutes in one of the Divine Enterprises with her and told her a few things about New York and the Celebrations. Then I was criticised by another disciple for speaking privately with her. Was it a mistake?
Question: As a Centre leader, if I see that boy and girl disciples are talking too much, should I say something to them? Some are old disciples, and they should know to be more careful.
Question: Guru, the security situation in our country is quite difficult. After the function, which ends at eight-thirty at night, people cannot take any public bus to go back to their homes. Is it all right for boys to give rides to girls, or in which way can we bring people back home? If we cannot take them home, they will not be able to attend the Centre.
Question: There is an elderly gentleman in our Centre. I usually pick him up and bring him to the Centre, but sometimes when I am out of town, I request a girl in our Centre who is enormously helpful to pick him up. I thought it would be all right because he is seventy years old. Is that correct?
Question: What should we do as Centre leaders if we know that a disciple is eating meat?
Question: In our Centre, since we go to Pujaloy every Sunday, we come back very late on Sunday night. Usually we do not make it in time for our Centre meditation, and our attendance for Sunday night is very low. Shall we change the day of the Sunday night meditations?
Question: Guru, I have a question. I am from Milano.
Question: If some disciples' behaviour affects the attendance of other disciples at meditations, what would you advise?
Question: There are some disciples who have the aspiration to go to Pujaloy, to Joy Days, to New York and to the Christmas Trip, but they do not attend Centre meditations regularly. One comes every two months, and another does not come at all. What should a Centre leader do?
Question: Our Centre meditations are from seven-thirty to nine o'clock, an hour and a half. Most people do not come at seven-thirty. They come sometime between seven-thirty and seven-forty-five. Our Centre leader feels it is all right to have this kind of grace period.
Question: One of our Centre leaders has a granddaughter who is four and a half years old. The mother and father of this girl do not take proper care of her. She wants to take care of her granddaughter, but this presents many challenges for her. What should she do, and what should we do?
Question: I live in a small town, and sometimes I cannot avoid seeing ex-disciples who are not against our path. May I say hello to them?
Question: When a seeker is accepted as a disciple, how long does he have to wait to join the main Centre meditation?
Question: Should new disciples be accompanied the first time they come to New York? Is it better to bring them to Celebrations the first time?
Experiences in Japan
A visitor from the inner world
My statues in many parts of the world
He has shown what receptivity is
The Nepalese Ambassador to Japan
Sri Aurobindo and the Mother in Japan
From Shakpura to Japan
When I completed my 13,000th Bengali song
My dear ones wait and watch
The Japanese disciples
No pain whatsoever!
Thousand Island Park
When I have a snow-white desire
The Gayatri mantra
Absolutely for your good
My brother Hriday's appreciation
His Guru was Gorakshanath
The Sri Ganesha Temple in Nashville
A new record
Your prayers and meditations will work
A country music store
Running at Delta Air Lines
Only in Puerto Rico!
Puerto Rican Governors and Senators
This is Puerto Rico!
The Puerto Ricans' love for me
Soul-bird illustrations use in book
My sister Ahana ›
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