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Sri Chinmoy answers, part 17
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. Published on srichinmoylibrary.com with the permission of Sri Chinmoy. This is the 1302nd book written by Sri Chinmoy after he came to the West in 1964.
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Don Antonio Tarzia: We are religious people. It is important for us to be religious and to work for God. On the other hand, I also have to manage a publishing company. I have to be a manager in everyday life and produce very actively.
Don Antonio Tarzia: How do you feel that we can reach out to God?
Virgilio Ciampa: Don Antonio said that some of the terms you use in your philosophy about life and God are very similar to those of St. Paul, but you are not Christian. How is that possible?
Virgilio Ciampa: I totally agree with you. At the end of those two different roads is the same God, the God of everyone, and everyone just speaks different dialects.
Venanzio Ciampa: St. Paul talked about becoming Jesus, and you, coming from a completely different background and culture, are also talking about the same thing — only using different words. You both were able to reach the same goal — the bottle of water, or God. Please tell us more about the spiritual message that you are spreading.
Venanzio Ciampa: Thinking of the problems in the world, one has to wonder if we are really making progress.
Venanzio Ciampa: Nietzsche said that sometimes the more you dig in profundities, the more bad things you find.
Question: What is the connection between compassion and forgiveness?
Question: If one person in our spiritual family is more aspiring, does this affect the other members?
Question: I feel I used to meditate better before joining the path.
Question: My son died a few years ago and I am still missing him.
Question: How can we strengthen our subtle nerves?
Question: I like my professor very much, but sometimes I feel that he is caught in the mind.
Question: Tremendous events have occurred in the world this past year, especially in Eastern Europe. Will the world someday recognise that these events were due to the presence of some illumined spiritual Masters on earth? Will it recognise it in an outer way?
Question: How do you feel about all the environmental concerns that seem to be surfacing now?
Question: I feel that the various religious sects seem to be hardening in their positions
one another. Is that only my perception, or do you also feel there is a hardening of attitudes on the religious front?
Question: How does it affect our palm when we wear a ring?
Question: I can't wear a watch. I feel it takes away my life-energy. I was wondering if that is just superstition.
Question: The last painting you painted the other night was very striking to me because it seemed that every time you touched the painting with your fingers, you blessed it. Is that painting any more special because there was no object, such as a paintbrush, between you and the painting?
Question: When you create a painting or write a song, at what point does the soul of the creation enter into what you have created?
On the Peace Run
Question: We want to make the Peace Run very large. How can we do this and still keep the spirit that you want?
Question: A lot of disciples prefer to run in the beautiful areas in the countryside, but the organisers like to do things in big cities where there is more media and more publicity. How does the Supreme view the value of having a peaceful Peace Run in the open country versus manifestation in the cities?
Question: If the soul of a dog has the opportunity to advance to a human life, why would it choose to have another animal incarnation?
Question: What makes an animal want to take a human incarnation? Is it a conscious decision?
Question: Can dogs feel if you were a dog in your previous incarnation?
Question: Once I saw a dog biting a young boy. Is there any particular reason for that to happen?
Question: Do you actually need a photograph to concentrate on someone's soul?
Question: How can we increase our readiness and capacity?
Question: Should we pray for more capacity or more willingness? When I pray, my prayers get confused and I usually end up praying for the Will of the Supreme, so I don't really pray for anything specific.
Question: Was Hanuman really a monkey, or was he a member of a tribe of people?
Question: I like to be outdoors running and cycling, but then I think I should spend more time meditating and being with you, learning songs.
Question: If a friend is suffering from a negative emotion, from hostility or anger, how can you help that person?
Question: Sometimes when we tell you that a person is doing something wrong, that person gets furious. Once someone would not speak to me for two years because I told you something that he had done wrong. What is the best way to deal with that?
Don Antonio Tarzia: We are religious people. It is important for us to be religious and to work for God. On the other hand, I also have to manage a... ›
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