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A Sri Chinmoy primer
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. Published on srichinmoylibrary.com with the permission of Sri Chinmoy. This is the 75th book written by Sri Chinmoy after he came to the West in 1964.
Table of Contents
Part I — Yoga
Question: You say that you teach Yoga. Could you please explain what Yoga is?
Question: Recently I read about a person who was buried alive for eighteen days and came out unharmed. Does the kind of meditation you teach enable one to eventually perform such feats?
Physical postures (Hatha Yoga)
Concentration, meditation, contemplation
Part II — Importance of a Guru
Question: Do you think that an aspirant needs a living Guru in order to realise God?
Question: How does a real spiritual Master actually teach meditation?
Part III — Choosing a Guru
Question: How can a person recognise a genuine spiritual Master?
Question: Can you tell me how to choose a Master?
Living in society
Giving up old friends
Part IV — Marriage and the family life
Question: Do you think that marriage is necessarily an obstacle on the spiritual path?
Question: If meditation is the only way of seeing God face to face, what advice would you give to the man who has a family to look after?
The world's imperfections
Part V — Why some are not accepted as disciples
Question: Why is it that you do not accept everybody who wants to become your disciple?
Question: But don't you feel it is your responsibility to help all men?
A disciple's responsibilities
Sri Chinmoy Centre meetings
Part VI — Cleanliness
Question: Is it important to take a shower before coming to meditate at the Centre?
Question: For girls it is sometimes a complicated process to wash their hair every day. Is it necessary to do so before coming to the Centre to meditate?
Part VII — Short hair and beards
Question: Why do you ask your male disciples to have short hair and not to wear a beard?
Question: But Jesus Christ had long hair.
Question: Why do your women disciples wear saris and your men disciples wear white?
Flowers, candles and incense
Removing one's shoes
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