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The silent mind
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. Published on srichinmoylibrary.com with the permission of Sri Chinmoy. This is the 335th book written by Sri Chinmoy after he came to the West in 1964.
Table of Contents
Part I — The silent mind
Question: There isn't such a great role in the West of non-verbal communication. How do you deal with people who are used to a different kind of communication?
Question: How can we cultivate the inner silence so that we can know God's Will?
Question: How can I make my mind quiet? It is such an unending source of confusion that it distracts me from my aspiration.
Question: How can we transcend the intellect?
Question: How does the mind make itself stop doing what it's doing?
Question: How can I go beyond the restless thoughts of my mind?
Question: How can I make my mind more quiet? I try so hard, but it is very difficult for me to make my mind calm and quiet. I have a hard time staying in the heart. The mind is always pulling me out of the heart and there is a constant battle going on.
Question: Inwardly, how does a negative thought affect us?
Question: How can we know when the Supreme is inspiring the mind?
Question: I feel like something is rotating in my head. What does that mean?
Question: Can we understand you with the mind?
Question: How important is silence in the mind in our meditation; and what is the best technique to achieve it?
Part II — The vital, mind, heart and soul
The vital, mind, heart and soul
Question: How can you tell whether intuition comes from the heart or the mind?
Question: How can one make an intuitive vision of the future into a reality without the mind trying to claim it?
Question: What is the best that I can expect from my mind?
Question: How do we make the mind more alive and more soulful when everything seems out of touch and dull?
Question: Is it true that you see a difference between the mind with its ideas, and the soul? Could you please explain the difference between the soul and the mind?
Question: When we look at very young children sometimes they seem so receptive. They seem to be conscious, as though the soul is right there. Can you see a real universal Consciousness in them?
Question: How can I feel oneness?
Question: Should we concentrate on the heart in order to control the mind?
Question: When we want to grow into the heart, is that always an inspiration from the heart?
Question: How can you take the mind to the heart? It seems impossible.
Question: How can we aspire to develop a divine quality in our heart instead of just having it in our mind?
Part III — Problems of the physical mind
Question: What does it mean when they say, "The mind is the slayer of the real."?
Question: Could you comment on the saying, "Seeing is believing"?
Question: How can sentimentality be transformed?
Question: Why is it that sometimes your answers seem so interesting and other times I don't find them as interesting?
Question: When we feel like going to sleep, how can we tell if it's just our mind or if we really need this sleep?
Question: Sometimes when I fall asleep, it's not because my mind is tired, but because it is roaming all over the place. What can you do when your mind starts roaming?
Part IV — General questions on mind and intellect
Question: Must one use the mind to manifest inner creativity?
Question: How do you know if your inner being or your mind is talking to you?
Question: What is the best way to convince the mind that spirituality is the only thing worth having?
Question: Could you explain what you mean when you describe the mind as a circle?
Question: Many of your disciples are professionals such as engineers and scientists, who spend the majority of their day working with their minds. Your path, the path of the heart, requires that we remain in the spiritual heart in order to make the fastest progress. What can we do when we are forced to remain in the mind in our job situations?
Question: I have noticed that some of your disciples never ask questions, whereas some of the more mentally oriented ones never stop asking questions. What is your comment on this?
Question: How hard should I study?
Question: Can the academic life and the spiritual life go hand in hand?
Question: When a person meditates, what effect does it have on his mind?
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