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Sri Chinmoy answers, part 8
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. Published on srichinmoylibrary.com with the permission of Sri Chinmoy. This is the 1157th book written by Sri Chinmoy after he came to the West in 1964.
Table of Contents
Question: How often do the disciples' souls come to you for blessings and how often do they come with complaints?
Question: Is surrender like going to a new country — one day you are there and then you never leave it?
Question: How can you conquer nervousness when singing in front of an audience?
Question: If we are singing in a group, what should we do if some of the members sing off key?
Question: Some of your songs are quite long. Is there a trick to learning them?
Question: Your songs embody consciousness and so do your paintings. Do their souls ever fight?
Question: Do your poetry and music both come from the same world?
Question: What is the difference between your songs and your poetry?
Question: What is the best way to bring out the soulfulness of your songs while we are singing?
Question: Are the souls of your bird drawings created equally, or do the souls of the more elaborately drawn birds have a different quality than the ones that are quickly drawn?
Question: When I see a disciple doing something wrong, I don't want to be a policeman. But sometimes I feel I have to say something. At what point should I speak up?
Question: You have asked us to fold our hands when we sing
But sometimes while walking down the street I start singing
, and I wonder what to do with my hands.
Question: Guru, why are you always making sure that we are comfortable and are eating enough, rather than teaching us austerity?
Question: My mother is always asking me "Have you eaten today? Have you eaten healthy food?"
Question: Because you were born on the 27th, any time I hear the number 27 I get tremendous joy. Is there any significance to your birth date?
Question: Your family calls you Madal, your disciples call you Guru and the world calls you Sri Chinmoy. Do you have any other names?
Question: Is there anything that your disciples can do in this life so that in our future lives we can remember that we were with you and what we did?
Question: Why is it that you are always hoping for new disciples, whereas some Masters were satisfied with only a few disciples?
Question: Will some of your disciples become real elder brothers and sisters to humanity?
Question: With all the unwise things being done at the United Nations, do you still feel that it can be an instrument for world peace?
Question: What do you expect from your disciples who are working at the United Nations?
Question: Sometimes when I am working, I get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of what my boss wants of me that I forget about my spiritual life.
Question: Some disciples seem to be afraid that their bosses and colleagues will hold it against them for following the spiritual life, and they will never get a promotion.
Question: How can we spread your light among our colleagues at the United Nations?
Question: When I am in New York and near you physically, I feel that your grace and protection is stronger than when I am home in England. Is this just my imagination, or is it really true?
Question: A week before I come to New York I feel that my consciousness always falls.
Question: How can I overcome my impurity?
Question: Sometimes I am afraid of meditation. Why is this?
Question: Is it all right for disciples to write soulful songs, or are your songs all we need?
Question: Since so many people are crying for light, what spiritual qualities do the disciples lack that prevent us from manifesting the Supreme's Light and attracting more people to the spiritual life?
Question: Guru, in the morning prayer that we are supposed to say every day, the second half says, "When I see my Master's God-smiling eyes, my God-realisation-hope blooms..." Because I have no conception of God-realisation, I can't really relate to the second half of that mantra.
Question: When we die, will we see you?
Question: If it is difficult for somebody to strive for the Supreme, for the Highest, is it better to insincerely strive for the Highest or to sincerely strive for an intermediate goal?
Question: How can we have more discipline?
Question: What is your inner feeling about the city of Philadelphia?
Please ask me two questions
Question: If a person has a very strong personality trait, does that have anything to do with the soul? For example, if a person is stubborn or has some unique quality, what relation does this have with the soul?
Question: The next question is a curiosity question.
Question: I was reading a book about the Dalai Lama and I was wondering if I had a connection with Tibet.
Question: What is my soul asking you?
Question: Is there anything we can do to create harmony? You have given us so many answers. Is there another answer you can give?
Question: How often do the disciples' souls come to you for blessings and how often do they come with complaints? ›
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