skip to content
The Sri Chinmoy Library
About the author
Sri Chinmoy answers, part 7
First published by
. Published on srichinmoylibrary.com with the permission of Sri Chinmoy. This is the 1150th book written by Sri Chinmoy after he came to the West in 1964.
Table of Contents
Question: Has it ever happened that the soul changes its mind about a particular reincarnation after a baby is born and therefore the baby dies?
Question: If a soul has already come into a body and then decides to leave, could another soul take its place?
Question: Has a Master ever changed the sex of an individual?
Question: Could a spiritual Master totally remove the mind from a particular person and put another mind in its place if the person is an adult?
Question: If two souls have a connection, do they often incarnate together?
Question: When you say that two people are twin souls, does it mean that they were twins in a previous incarnation?
Question: What are group souls?
Question: Sometimes when a great soul is about to be born, earth is aware of the event and there is a special sign, like a star. Does the soul want this kind of thing?
Question: When the soul takes incarnation, are the astrological forces also chosen or is the soul more or less stuck with the astrological conditions that happen to prevail when it descends?
Question: So the soul doesn't work in conjunction with the planets?
Question: When you give a disciple his soul's name, is it connected with the promise that the soul made to God in the soul's world?
Question: When the soul incarnates in a new body, is it still able to communicate with previous family members?
Question: What is more important to the soul in selecting an incarnation: the family or the place?
Question: What determines the actual moment when the soul will leave the body?
Question: That is in the case of someone who is gradually dying. But what about the case of a plane crash or something involving many people?
Question: When a soul is born in a particular body, does it always stay in that body until the body dies, or does a more advanced soul sometimes take over the body for a particular mission?
Question: If a person gets a new heart, mind or vital, is he consciously aware of it?
Question: Certain disciples have incredible oneness with one another. Have their souls had a connection from birth or is it something that developed?
Question: How do you help the soul?
Question: If we are in a good consciousness at night, can we feel when you come to help our souls?
Question: Should the anniversary of the soul's departure from the earth-plane be celebrated as well as its birthday?
Question: Does the soul usually take the same mind when it reincarnates?
Question: What percentage of the time will the soul take the same mind?
Question: When the mind is taken by another soul, does the mind carry the karma from its previous life?
Question: Isn't the vital as destructive as the mind?
Question: How can the mind evolve?
Question: From which part of the being do most people get their sense of identification?
Question: When we leave the body, is there a sense of continuity?
Question: Why do people with a soul's connection look alike?
Question: Why is the soul affected by outer circumstances?
Question: When a jury is deciding a verdict, is there any karma involved if they find somebody guilty who happens to be innocent, or vice versa?
Question: I never meditate consciously on my soul; I only meditate on the Supreme. Is this a mistake?
Question: When my first husband died, I felt that his soul came into me.
Question: When he passed away, I felt that I was half dead.
Question: How do we actually know that we are getting close to realisation?
Question: Does the Supreme have the same capacity of infinite Justice as He has of infinite Compassion?
Question: Is God's Compassion for man diminishing over time?
Question: It seems as though man today is only explaining things. When is that going to stop?
Question: How do we get beyond the mind?
Question: How can we experience the sweetness and purity of Mother Nature when we live in a place like New York?
Question: Why is humanity polluting and destroying Mother Nature?
Mrs. Strong: The degradation of the earth is so far advanced right now that the great mystics, shamans and spiritual people are saying that we have already crossed the line of no return regarding the oceans, the soil and the forests. What is your opinion?
Question: In the movie
, people were getting involved with all these machines and moving away from nature. Is it good for people to be so involved with machines? Is it good for people to go into space and do things that are unnatural? Is this useful for them?
Question: Is the spiritual life easier or less strict today than it was in ancient days?
Question: Spiritually, is the world going forward or backwards?
Question: What do you mean when you speak about our highest meditation?
Question: Can we lose our God-realisation when we try to reveal or manifest it?
Question: How should we deal with our defects?
Question: What is poetry?
Question: What is the relationship between eagerness and perseverance?
Question: How can I not criticise others and what can I do when others criticise me? Sometimes I get very mad.
Question: Sometimes the world lowers my consciousness.
Question: You said that the process of successfully realising God is ninety-five per cent God's Grace and five per cent personal effort. But when we realise God, you said we realise that even our five per cent was God's Grace. That being the case, how can a seeker be responsible for his success or failure?
Question: How important is common sense?
Question: You often tell us the story of when Lord Krishna asked Arjuna the colour of some fruit on a nearby tree. Each time Arjuna said it was one colour, Krishna said it was a different colour, and immediately Arjuna changed his opinion to agree with Krishna. When we are dealing with you, how can we know when we should agree with you and when we should offer our own personal opinion?
Question: During the Battle of Kurukshetra, Krishna got down from the chariot to fight even though he had taken a vow not to fight at all. I was wondering what this tells us about Krishna's personality?
Question: Did any of the Kauravas consciously take the side of the Pandavas?
Question: If someone is connected with a particular god or goddess, does that god or goddess show special concern for that person?
Question: Why do the gods or goddesses stand in somebody's way?
Question: Do cosmic gods and goddesses have the capacity to make spiritual progress?
Question: Are the cosmic gods still cursing each other and fighting with one another as they did in the Puranas?
Question: In one of your poems you say that God will do everything for us if our every breath embodies soulful gratitude. This kind of gratitude seems far beyond our reach. How can we have it?
Question: How can we be sweeter?
Question: Has it ever happened that the soul changes its mind about a particular reincarnation after a baby is born and therefore the baby dies? ›
Report typographical errors
Translations of this page:
This book series can be cited using cite-key
This work is licensed under
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License