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Realisation-Soul and Manifestation-Goal
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. Published on srichinmoylibrary.com with the permission of Sri Chinmoy. This is the 169th book written by Sri Chinmoy after he came to the West in 1964.
Table of Contents
Part I — Realisation
Question: What are the first steps in entering the spiritual life?
Question: What is the first step towards realisation?
Question: Perhaps just wanting to communicate with others could be called or named the belief in God.
Question: Do all souls have the same potentiality?
Question: Is the state of liberation usually reached abruptly or progressively?
Question: Is this state permanent or can it go away without practice?
Question: How can a person really find inner peace?
Question: How can we achieve constant progress in our day-to-day life?
Question: How can we remain more conscious in our life?
Question: Can one be forced to accept a spiritual path?
Question: Do the experiences of the past help us to understand our present situation?
Question: What is the significance of love in your path?
Question: Is yogic philosophy the only way to realise God?
Question: Sri Chinmoy, what path of Yoga is your particular teaching? Is it Bhakti Yoga?
Question: Can Yoga be a cure for the ills of the present-day world?
Question: What benefits can be obtained from the practice of Yoga?
Question: Can Yoga change my life?
Part II — Manifestation
Question: Is there any way you can incorporate your spiritual life into your everyday life?
Question: What should be our attitude to the unaspiring world?
Question: Guru, a person asked me why I have accepted Yoga and I answered that it is because I am trying to get back to God. The person said that I should first be more concerned with becoming a better human being and then worry about God.
Question: What do you think is the purpose of life?
Question: Has one to abandon the outer life in order to make spiritual progress?
Question: Is there a link or a bridge between the inner world and the outer world?
Question: Is the conflict that we are experiencing in our times a detour or a destructive force at work?
Question: What is the spiritual value of the earth?
Question: Sir, it is true that you do not reject matter?
Question: Is there any other planet that sustains life as we know it?
Question: Is earth the only place in the entire universe that has physical manifestation? What about Heaven?
Question: When you say that earth can easily be transformed into Heaven, do you mean physically as well?
Question: I feel that both aspects of man, the animal and the divine, are part of God. In order to enter into the spiritual life, is it necessary to deny or run away from the animal aspect in ourselves?
Question: How can you blend your transcendental Self or Spirit with your physical being?
Question: When we are in the outer world, are we to be free and open in talking about our spiritual life or should we reserve it only for those who are aspiring?
Question: Sometimes people say that the dream is always better than the reality and that the search for something is better than the actual achievement of that thing, because when the goal is reached there is no place else to go. Does this also apply to the spiritual life?
Question: How can a realised soul manifest himself?
Question: Is there any reason why the majority of souls seem to want manifestation and few souls want oneness or perfection?
Question: What philosophy do you express to the world today?
Question: Isn't your path more difficult because you accept the world around you?
Question: Is manifestation necessary for the spiritual aspirants who follow your path?
Part III — Perfection-Goal
Part IV — Poems from the first edition
Think the right thing, say the right thing
I need your help
He is my real Friend
Question: What are the first steps in entering the spiritual life? ›
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