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Sri Chinmoy speaks, part 7
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. Published on srichinmoylibrary.com with the permission of Sri Chinmoy. This is the 281st book written by Sri Chinmoy after he came to the West in 1964.
Table of Contents
Hope human and faith divine
Fatigue and meditation
Overcoming anger and hatred
Question: What is your path all about?
Question: How can I tell if you are meant to be my Guru?
Question: Sometimes you speak of the human and the divine or the Supreme in yourself and distinguish between these two aspects. Should a disciple try to distinguish the two or regard them as one and feel that everything is divine?
Question: Is it possible for a disciple to learn from a more advanced seeker?
Question: In your life do you show negativity?
Question: When I am not meditating and when I have no work to do, there are vacant spaces which I can no longer fill with things I used to do before I became a disciple. I don't know what to do with this spare time.
Question: What is the best way to think of you and the Supreme during the day?
Question: The love that we have for you, Master, is it the same love that we should have for Mother Kali?
Question: Why is it that whenever you ask for questions my mind suddenly goes blank?
Question: What is the significance of children in the fulfilment of your mission?
Question: Sometimes we want to do something for the mission which requires money, but we have difficulty getting it. Is it the Will of the Supreme or the hostile forces?
Question: How can we maintain our inner cry and intensity when we are not around you?
Question: When we feel joy in working for you, can we take this as pleasing you in your own way?
Question: Could you talk about the meaning of the line in the Invocation, "My breath, Thy Vision's kite"?
Question: Sometimes I am very happy and joyous, like at circus practice when I am having fun with my brothers and sisters, but I don't feel that I am soulfully happy because I am not consciously thinking of you.
Question: It seems in my office that the people most receptive to you are the people I have the most conflicts with.
Question: How can I know if I am executing God's Will or I am fulfilling my own ego?
Question: What is the difference between desire and aspiration?
Question: What is the significance of marriage, and can a married couple follow spirituality together?
Question: Why has God made women so insecure that it is hard for them to become detached?
Question: What is the best way to deal with dry periods in one's sadhana? That is, how does one maintain aspiration and good feelings while one experiences a dryness in his meditation?
Question: What is the quickest way to silence the doubting mind?
Question: Right now I am under psychoanalysis, but it seems that the more I become involved in spirituality, the harder it is for me to talk about it with my analyst. I feel that the things offered by analysis are not really what I want. And yet my analyst, who seems to be a very strong person, is reluctant to let me go free. And I don't know if there is any reconciliation between myself and him.
Question: Does one use a mantra during meditation?
Question: In the last couple of days, when I have been meditating I have been getting a desire not to breathe. Can you tell me what this is?
Question: Sometimes when I am meditating I see different visual perceptions, shaking and concentric circles that seem to rise up. What are they?
Question: How many incarnations do souls usually have to go through before they realise God?
Question: Why is it that limited light has to expand into the unlimited Light?
Question: What is the relationship between morality and the spiritual life?
Question: Why do so many Americans, especially young men and women, seem to be turning to Indian spiritual leaders when there are so many churches and religions in the West?
Question: Guru, what is the difference between a soul leaving the body when someone dies and our souls coming to you to give you a message?
Question: Can a soul transmit messages without leaving the body?
Question: Is it better to go deep within or to go high during meditation?
Question: How does one best move the consciousness from the mind to the heart?
Question: Is it difficult for intellectual people to have faith?
Question: Why does our evolution go so slowly that it takes us many hundreds of incarnations to realise God? Why do we have to go through so much struggle?
Question: I have been getting sensations in the middle of my forehead and I wanted to know if this indicates that my third eye is opening?
Question: While I am working, is it possible to meditate?
Question: Should I meditate on my navel to purify the vital?
Editor's preface to the first edition
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