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Sri Chinmoy answers, part 18
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. Published on srichinmoylibrary.com with the permission of Sri Chinmoy. This is the 1311th book written by Sri Chinmoy after he came to the West in 1964.
Table of Contents
On Mother Goddess Mahalakshmi
Question: How can America awaken?
Question: Does age deter strength training?
Question: Is it possible for mountain climbers to conquer altitude sickness spiritually?
Question: How can Americans help the Russians most?
Question: Is cleverness bad for spirituality?
Question: Can we hurt your third eye?
Question: What is God's Secret?
Question: Who is God's best friend?
Question: What is God's favourite spiritual quality?
Question: Can a soulful smile be meditation?
Question: Now that I have become your disciple, should I continue with some of my outer activities, such as flying and tennis?
Question: Sometimes I have my most powerful meditations when I am teaching meditation classes. I am wondering, do you intervene there? Are you always present in the classes?
Question: What is the correct spiritual response to homeless people when they ask for money?
Question: How would you describe today's world?
Question: This celebration is so beautiful. I see so many open hearts and open eyes. But what do you say to those who are not fortunate enough to be in a community or an environment as harmonious and as loving as this?
Question: There is a segment of the population that has a high crime rate, a high infant mortality rate, a low standard of education and a high death rate: the black community. What can you say to someone who lives in Brownsville or Harlem and feels he cannot expose his heart without being taken advantage of?
Question: Everyone asks Narada how to make it, what they need to do in order to be a success. How would you answer this?
Question: I see so much joy here at the tennis court. While playing tennis, you were making so much noise — "OK, I got it! I got it!" — great screams of joy. What is happening inside you at that point?
Question: What would you say to a thirteen-year-old child who says, "Because of the condition I find myself in, I don't know if I am going to make it."
Question: Would you make that same comment if you took the subway this evening and were robbed by a homeless person?
Question: During the twenty-seven years that you have been in this country, what has been the biggest change that you have seen?
Question: What do you think about the disaster in Chernobyl, and what do you think about the near future of the world, about peace?
Question: I feel and many of my compatriots feel that this disaster opened a new page in the history of our country. The fallout which fell on the fields of my country was ten times more than in Hiroshima after that nuclear bombardment forty years ago. Would you please tell me what are your wishes for the people of my country who are now suffering badly?
Question: Many people feel today that there is a growth in spiritual influence in the world, and I wonder how you feel about this. Do you see this as a time of spiritual expansion for humanity?
Question: Do you feel that the degree to which humanity is aspiring changes from age to age or is it constant in your view?
Question: There are some people who believe there are different kinds of spiritual Masters. Some work openly in the world and their purpose is to work directly with humanity, physically. Others, some of whom have physical bodies and some of whom do not, work behind the scenes. Do you feel that this is true in your experience?
Question: As I understand it, some traditions hold that some of the Masters who are in seclusion or who may have contact with humans only mildly are nonetheless very involved in service. They simply don't focus on physical contact as the primary method, even if they have bodies. Is this possibly an avoidance of embracing life?
Question: How do you view the process of enlightenment? Do you feel that there is an ultimate goal that one can reach or is there an ongoing process of deeper and deeper God-realisation?
Question: I am familiar a little bit with Sri Aurobindo's notion that there is a descent of a new consciousness in the world, a new level of awareness. Would this be similar to intuition?
Question: Can you tell us something about your experience and understanding of the nature of angelic consciousness?
Question: I have read in one of your books that you said one of your disciples was from the angelic world. Did I understand that correctly?
Question: What would taking human incarnation add to an angel that they don't already have?
Question: What do you mean when you talk about a mental path versus the path of the heart?
Question: Thank you. That's a useful distinction to make. Some traditions or some teachers have used the notion of the path of the mind to mean something like
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