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Sri Chinmoy answers, part 11
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. Published on srichinmoylibrary.com with the permission of Sri Chinmoy. This is the 1286th book written by Sri Chinmoy after he came to the West in 1964.
Table of Contents
Question: Does time only go from past to future?
Question: Where did human beings come from? Did they come from Adam and Eve, or from the monkeys?
Question: What is your view of religion? Why are so many religions not friendly with each other?
Question: Will people one day understand the necessity of oneness?
Question: Will human beings one day achieve salvation by having this feeling of oneness?
Question: I would like to thank you. Where do you get these answers from?
Dr. Vladimirskaya: We will try to do it, but it is rather difficult in our country because for many, many years religion was forbidden. Now it isn't.
Dr. Vladimirskaya: It is a very difficult situation. We will try to do something. We are also trying to change the situation in our hospital to allow every child to be with his parents. This is very important. Previously it was forbidden, but now the child can be with his mother and father and grandparents.
Question: You talk about the inner cry and the outer smile. For some reason, when I get the inner cry, I do not seem to be able to get the outer smile. The inner cry makes me feel sad, and I cannot get the outer joy.
Question: Sometimes when we see the situation in the world and mankind's lack of aspiration, it is difficult to be happy.
Question: A particular person's outer needs may be satisfied by our path. For example, he has a place to stay, he has food, his friends are all here, and the more spiritual he appears to be, the more people like him. He stays for outer reasons, but inwardly he may not feel the highest aspiration for the Supreme. Is it better for that kind of person to remain with insincere aspiration in the hope that it may one day become sincere aspiration, or is it better for him to move on to something else?
Question: Sometimes I have a lot of things to do, and I do not know what my priorities are.
Question: How can we know if we are being justifiably strict with ourselves or unnecessarily self-critical in a negative way?
Question: This is a question about God the Justice and God the Compassion. If a person has behaved in such a way over the years that God the Justice is now dealing with that person, instead of feeling shattered or scared or reacting in a negative way to God the Justice, is it possible to feel incredible, intense love for God the Justice? And by virtue of that love, can God the Justice turn into God the Compassion? If the person says, "No matter what You do, I love You, I love You," then will God the Justice turn into God the Compassion?
Question: I have heard you say over the years that after meditation, many times the disciples do not assimilate what they have received. Could you please tell us what to do to assimilate what we have received, and also what we should not do?
Question: After our meditations at the United Nations, we all have to go back to work. Since we would not be able to lie down or sing, is there anything else we can do to assimilate? Sometimes everybody just starts talking as soon as you leave.
Question: If I do not respect the person I am working with, I do not know how to behave.
This is Mother Kali
Mr. Pathak: I do not know how I am here. It is only through your grace. It really amazes me that I am here.
Mr. Pathak: Questions always come and go. Please bless me so that I can spread your message.
Mr. Pathak: For years I didn't believe in a Guru.
Mr. Pathak: But one cannot know oneself without a Guru.
Mr. Pathak: Fear sometimes does not allow me to let myself go. It holds me back.
Interviewer: Sri Chinmoy, I was watching a video where you spoke of oneness and your drawings. What do seven million birds mean when you speak of oneness?
Interviewer: How did you come to Queens?
Interviewer: When do you meditate at the United Nations?
Interviewer: Are your activities for the staff and delegates?
Interviewer: You seem to do so many things!
Interviewer: Do you play basketball?
Interviewer: May I ask you about your bird drawings? This idea came to you about six years ago?
Interviewer: Sri Chinmoy, who are the living or historical men whom you admire most?
Interviewer: Let me ask you about spirituality. I don't know so much about President Gorbachev, but can I assume that you are admiring him from a spiritual point of view, the way that you admire Mother Teresa and the Holy Father?
Interviewer: Did you say, "He who serves, prays?"
Question: Does time only go from past to future? ›
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