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Sri Chinmoy answers, part 13
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. Published on srichinmoylibrary.com with the permission of Sri Chinmoy. This is the 1290th book written by Sri Chinmoy after he came to the West in 1964.
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Questions on the soul
Question: When I was in the hospital after my accident, I had what you called an experience of my higher self. Was it a one-time event, or will I have this experience again?
Question: I feel that my soul is the force of my life. Am I correct?
Question: Does the soul enjoy any special kind of music?
Question: How can I constantly feel my soul's love for you?
Question: When one makes unconditional surrender, is there a sense of thrill that one experiences? If so, is this the soul's thrill?
Question: If the soul at times has trouble illumining the other members of the being, what is it that eventually allows the soul to come to the fore and lead the unruly members — body, vital, mind and heart?
Question: Sometimes I ask my soul to send you a special message. What happens at that time?
Question: What is the fragrance of the soul?
Question: Are all souls the same size and the same shape?
Question: How can we feel that our soul is accompanying us in all our activities?
Question: How can we know what the soul wants?
Question: When our soul takes human incarnation, at what point does the outer life begin to separate us from our soul? How can we prevent this?
Question: What can we do in order to feel that the soul is always monitoring our life's activities?
Question: Is there a special relation between a mother's soul and her child's soul?
Question: What is the difference between the inner self and the soul?
Question: How can I have a sweeter and more intimate relationship with my soul?
Question: When are we in our soul?
Question: What happened with Leonard Bernstein's soul when he died?
Question: Guru, what is the best way to feel our soul's inseparable oneness with you, only with you?
Question: How can I tell if my soul is pleased with a decision I have made?
Question: Is there such a thing as a bad soul, or can an individual be so bad that his very soul becomes bad?
Question: Does the soul like to have fun? What kind of fun?
Question: Does remembering childhood experiences help you be more aware of your soul?
Question: What is the best way to feel closer to the dear ones who are in the soul's world — in my case, my dearest mother, who passed away many years ago?
Question: What are some of the soul's daily activities?
Question: Is there any stage between the disciples' knowledge of the soul and realising the soul?
Question: Guru, when will my soul come to the fore?
Question: Can a soul complete its relationship with another soul, learn all lessons, and end the connection?
Question: Is the soul identical to the causal body?
Question: How can we know what our souls want?
Question: Guru, sometimes I feel an inspiring wave of energy or a shiver go across my physical when I have a good or divine thought. Is this a way for my soul to show its satisfaction through the physical?
Question: Guru, what does the soul do in Heaven?
Question: Does the soul stay always with the same body from birth, or does it sometimes leave the birth-body before physical death to allow a more advanced soul to take over the body to complete a special mission?
Question: How can we use our imagination to see our soul?
Question: Does the soul ever make a mistake in choosing a particular physical body, mind or vital in order to fulfil its mission?
Question: How can we live in the soul only?
Question: At what point do seekers who do not have the guidance of a living Master become responsible for knowing the will of their soul?
Question: I have heard that people can receive guidance from the soul, not only during meditation and other times of listening to the "still, small voice within," but even by writing out a question and then listening inwardly and writing down the response they hear. Can you comment on this process?
Question: Does the Supreme limit the soul's choice as to what form it takes? For example, why would a soul be an ordinary cat instead of a majestic lion? Or a beggar instead of a doctor who helps people?
Question: Should we pray to our own soul for the soul's forgiveness?
Question: When a ghost makes an appearance, is that the soul that we are seeing?
Question: Is there a soul-significance to the place where something happens?
Question: It seems some souls would be disciples as good as, or better than, the disciples you have. Why don't those souls come to you?
Question: Does the soul of a country evolve like other souls?
Question: Then what happens to the country? Does it take a new soul, or does it evolve in a different way altogether?
Question: Can the soul have characteristics like human personalities? For example, someone may be sweet or cute. Can the soul also be cute or sweet?
Question: Guru, is it likely that a soul which expresses itself through one of the arts, such as music, will continue to do so in future incarnations?
Question: Does the soul ever inhabit two bodies simultaneously or have parallel lives?
Question: What is the connection between the inner sun and the soul?
Question: When you are fat and you lose weight, is that any help to the soul?
Question: When I was in the hospital after my accident, I had what you called an experience of my higher self. Was it a one-time event, or will I... ›
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