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Sri Chinmoy answers, part 3
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. Published on srichinmoylibrary.com with the permission of Sri Chinmoy. This is the 1090th book written by Sri Chinmoy after he came to the West in 1964.
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Interviewer: Does the work of pop art have any relevance to your art — in other words, to very directly spiritual art?
Interviewer: That is wonderful! I don't think you need it, obviously.
Question: How do you find the time to draw, to write, to do everything you do?
Question: I notice the drawings are all birds. Why birds?
Question: I come from Puerto Rico and I was wondering if you could say something about the Spanish culture.
Question: When you first went to Puerto Rico, was it difficult for the people to accept you or difficult for you to get accustomed to them?
Question: What gives you the most satisfaction?
Question: Among your disciples are there people who not only share your beliefs but also whom you are very proud of?
Question: In the span of a 24-hour day, how many hours do you meditate, how many hours do you paint, how many hours do you write and how many hours do you have left for leisure?
Question: What is the most important message that you want to offer to humanity?
Interviewer: Is there one thing that inspired you to do all these small drawings of birds?
Interviewer: So as part of this inspiration, did you feel that birds were something that you should draw?
Interviewer: By sharing these birds with the public, are you trying to inspire people with that message?
Interviewer: Does it make you happy to see people looking at your exhibit and walking through it?
Interviewer: It is very peaceful, despite the fact that it is in the middle of New York City.
Interviewer: When I approached you earlier, you were sitting and drawing. Is this how most of these were done, just sitting?
Interviewer: Do you have a bird in mind when you draw?
Interviewer: Do you have any sense of what your next project will be when this is over?
Interviewer: Sri Chinmoy is not your ordinary, everyday Guru. He and his disciples are known for completing tasks of amazing magnitude. Record-setting feats of endurance are among the ways Sri Chinmoy and his followers pursue inner calm. The latest feat was just finished: one million sketches, and every one a bird — a million birds of peace. Sri Chinmoy himself has completed the sketches to celebrate the birthday today of Raisa Gorbachev. We have reached international artist and peace ambassador, Sri Chinmoy, in Suva, Fiji. Sri Chinmoy, you must be very pleased that you successfully drew one million birds. You must be glad that it is over.
Interviewer: Can you tell me how you came up with the idea for this project? How long ago was it, and why did you decide to do this?
Interviewer: Are you sure that it is a million birds? How did you keep track?
Interviewer: Did you dedicate all the birds to Raisa Gorbachev?
Interviewer: Why did you dedicate the first 100,000 to Mrs. Gorbachev?
Question: How can we soar like your birds?
Question: How can I best meditate on your bird drawings?
Question: What do the birds teach us?
Question: How will your birds change the consciousness of earth?
Question: Are your birds created from human aspiration or from some other plane?
Question: How can we feel your birds in our everyday life?
Question: How can we become more like your birds?
Question: How can I give you as much joy as your birds?
Question: Does each of your soul-birds have its own particular role or destiny?
Question: In the inner world, what do your friends of the highest magnitude say about your soul-birds?
Question: What are your birds and what do they mean?
Mr. Clennell: Thank you very much. This drawing is a real inspiration. The power of inspiration that you have for people is very, very important.
Mr. Clennell: What you have said is very striking for me, and it is a great comfort. There is something that I wanted to ask before I came to see you. You have drawn three million birds. This is genuinely inspiring, but it is also quite extreme. Could you explain it to me?
Mr. Clennell: Yes, it makes very good sense. It is about spirituality and limitlessness. It is a definition. By breaking down the barriers and considering three million birds as something possible to draw, one is asserting spiritual reality. Is that correct?
Interviewer: Does the work of pop art have any relevance to your art — in other words, to very directly spiritual art? ›
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