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Sri Chinmoy answers, part 5
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. Published on srichinmoylibrary.com with the permission of Sri Chinmoy. This is the 1097th book written by Sri Chinmoy after he came to the West in 1964.
Table of Contents
Question: How can one adequately express gratitude?
Question: I feel that my love for you is really a gift of Grace. Since Grace is not conditional, how does the Supreme decide whom to give the Grace to?
Question: I know, unfortunately, that the mind goes through varying degrees of receptivity. Is this also the case with the soul, or is the soul always receptive?
Question: Can you talk about compromise? Because of the stress of our way of life, sometimes I feel I need to vegetate, although I know that is not the best thing to do.
Question: How does a god or goddess feel when a human being has their name?
Question: I once had the opportunity to tell you about a very serious inner problem I was having, and you said that since I was able to reveal to you this problem, you could take it away. If someone does not have that outer opportunity, what is the best way to completely surrender a problem to you? Inwardly I had tried, but I was unsuccessful until I could offer it to you outwardly.
Question: Sometimes disciples push and shove in order to be closer to you. I know they do it because they want to get more light from you, but it seems like such an unspiritual way to behave.
Question: What is the difference between God's Compassion-Eye, God's Compassion-Heart and God's Compassion-Feet?
Question: When you write poems in English, some of them are so beautiful and inspiring; they are like mantras. But why is it that when you make songs out of your poems, the Bengali songs are always much more beautiful and melodious?
Question: A lot of times the souls of great people who have been dead for many years come to visit you, or you invoke their souls. Why have these souls not taken another incarnation already?
Question: What about people like Schubert, for instance; is he really a highly developed soul?
Question: When they come down, do these souls appreciate your outer activities?
Question: Can we usually tell when a message comes from the heart?
Question: When the Christ said, "I am the Way, the Goal," he did not say he was the only way, although that is how the Christian world has interpreted it. But when he said that, was he consciously aware of the Avatars who preceded him?
Question: What if the soul is really very good, very spiritual, and the rest of the being is creating problems for the soul?
Question: If we pray that our soul goes to you, will it?
Question: Have people who were disciples of other spiritual Masters in previous incarnations come to you in this incarnation?
Question: Sometimes a person is very, very unhappy for a long time, and then all of a sudden it is gone. It is as if a curse has been lifted. What causes this?
Question: Is there a specific date when God-realisation comes, or does it just gradually happen?
Question: If you develop occult or other spiritual powers in one incarnation, do you keep them in future incarnations?
Question: Can a spiritual Master use occult power to destroy wrong forces and expedite a seeker's progress?
Question: Do our faces become uglier when we leave the soul's world and enter into physical bodies?
Question: Does one have to wait until one is on the verge of realisation before one becomes consciously aware of the soul?
Question: How can we recognise genuine devotion?
Question: If we are trying to give up something undivine and want to make a promise to our soul to lead a better life, are there certain auspicious times when we should do it? In other words, if we make a promise to ourselves, will the promise be stronger if we make it on a particular day?
Question: Why does the soul come forward most powerfully only on our birthdays?
Question: The last line of
says, "Thou art one Truth, one Life, one Face." What does 'one Face' mean in this context?
Question: Is there a higher world where poetry originates?
Question: Have some great composers also gotten their music by going to these worlds?
Question: Are a person's deeds erasable after they have been entered into the Akashic record?
Question: Sometimes you are paying off karma from many incarnations ago. What would happen if that was suddenly wiped off the Akashic records?
Question: Is it possible for a soul to go directly from the plant incarnation to the human incarnation, and skip the animal incarnation entirely?
Question: Does this mean that when these souls take human incarnation they will not have animal qualities?
Question: What is the psychic being, and what does it do?
Question: What happens to the psychic being when the body dies?
Question: What determines how the psychic being grows?
Question: Is it necessary to develop the psychic being before you realise God, or can you realise God without the psychic being?
Question: Can a person have more than one psychic being?
Question: Do you believe in ghosts?
Question: Right from the day I joined the path, I have always been concerned about your safety when you are in public. How can I make sure that my concern is not just inviting in wrong forces?
Question: What is the best way to be happy?
Question: How can I know who I truly am?
Question: Does the Supreme ever think that He made some mistakes when He created the world?
Question: A few months ago you said that the sun is getting old. What did you mean by that?
Question: That time when you spoke about the sun getting old, you also said the Supreme was getting ready to use His Justice-Light after thousands of years of using His Compassion. How are these two things connected?
Question: Is the loss of the sun's brilliance a physical phenomenon or is it caused by a lack of aspiration on earth?
Question: You say that the undivine forces are always vigilant, full of energy and looking for an opening, whereas the divine forces are more complacent because they know that ultimately the Supreme will be victorious. Is there anything that we can do in our lives to inspire the divine forces to be as vigilant and energetic as the undivine forces?
Question: When the dinosaurs ceased to exist, did their souls also cease to exist, or are there people now on earth who were once dinosaurs?
Question: In the beginning of the year you said you were so proud that in this difficult year our vitals — unlike our minds — chose to help us in our spiritual life. I was wondering if you could give us some tips on how to make use of that strength in fighting our spiritual battles.
Question: Is grief a form of negativity?
Question: How can one adequately express gratitude? ›
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