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The significance of a smile
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. Published on srichinmoylibrary.com with the permission of Sri Chinmoy. This is the 318th book written by Sri Chinmoy after he came to the West in 1964.
Table of Contents
Part I — A childlike heart
Question: How can I best acquire the qualities of the heart?
Question: How can I cultivate this feeling?
Question: What is concern?
Question: To have a childlike quality, do you have to have a great deal of faith and trust?
Question: How can we best love or help other people?
Question: How can we be sure that the work that we are doing is selfless, dedicated service?
Question: How does oneness help us?
Question: I was at a concert and I felt some connection with the violinist.
Question: How can I have security and humility at the same time?
Question: Is sincerity in the mind and vital the same for all seekers, or is it different for each individual?
Question: What is purity?
Question: Guru, how can I have more purity?
Question: How can we sustain our purity?
Question: What is the relationship between aspiration and purity?
Part II — The significance of a smile
Question: What is the spiritual significance of a smile?
Question: How does joy help us?
Question: How can I get more satisfaction from detachment?
Question: Is there a great difference between joy and delight?
Question: Can I develop more inner poise through prayer?
Question: What is delight?
Question: How can we have presence of mind in all situations?
Part III — Gratitude and the Will of the Supreme
Question: Could you speak on humility and gratitude?
Question: How can I have more gratitude in my day-to-day life?
Question: How can I feel the necessity for gratitude?
Question: How can we offer our gratitude and increase our gratitude to you and to the Supreme?
Question: If you realise the Supreme and have become one with the Supreme, is there gratitude at that time?
Question: Does aspiration depend on my will or on the Will of God?
Question: Why can't you just awaken people and make them aspire?
Question: How can we know if success or failure is the Will of the Supreme?
Question: What is the significance of silence?
Question: I would like to know the best and the most effective way to raise one's consciousness and to maintain that level.
Question: Is the most important thing for a seeker to enter into the Universal Consciousness?
Question: What is consciousness?
Question: What is the difference between consciousness and awareness?
Question: Should we try to keep our working areas neat and tidy, or can we work well in clutter?
Question: Could you please speak about self-enquiry and self-deprecation?
Question: When we feel our intuitive qualities being sharpened, are you doing it for us?
Question: Can you please explain psychic emotion?
Question: What are simplicity, sincerity and humility?
Question: I would like very much to work on accepting God's outer Body, the world, and also on accepting my conflicts. How can I begin to do this?
Question: How do we know when we should forgive a person who has injured us, and when we should retaliate?
Question: I would like you to describe for us the Smile of the Supreme.
Question: What is the difference between attachment and compassion?
Question: How much sleep is necessary for a seeker?
Question: How do God's and man's laws compare?
Question: God is manifesting through His entire creation. How can we understand God through just a part of His creation?
Question: How can I best acquire the qualities of the heart? ›
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