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A twentieth-century seeker
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. Published on srichinmoylibrary.com with the permission of Sri Chinmoy. This is the 339th book written by Sri Chinmoy after he came to the West in 1964.
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A twentieth-century seeker
The five paths of love and devotion
Question: Does proximity to a spiritual Master increase your capacity?
Question: Can the Master and his path be separated?
Question: Is your role to inspire your students?
Question: As a Guru, do you classify your students and deal with each of them differently?
Question: Can it happen that I would not know that you are my true Master?
Question: Does it take you long to decide if you accept someone as a disciple?
Question: When people leave your path, does that mean they never should have been disciples?
Question: Isn't it easier for the girl disciples to love you rather than the boy disciples, since you are of the opposite sex?
Question: How can the disciples best relate to you?
Question: Guru, sometimes I am afraid of you.
Question: Are all the disciples connected together in some form?
Question: Are you really looking for quality rather than a large number of disciples?
Question: Were all your disciples destined to come to you in this incarnation?
The disciple's mission
Question: How can we become more spontaneous instruments in manifesting your light with other disciples?
Question: I would like to know which you consider to be the more useful form of spiritual activity — to meditate and offer good will to humanity or to participate in outer manifestation?
Question: How can I please you?
Question: Does complete surrender lead to the realisation of God within oneself?
Question: How does one surrender oneself?
Question: What if we try to surrender and fail. Do we get joy from the actual attempt?
Question: When I fell asleep, I heard a voice calling, "Ma". Where did it come from?
Individuality and personality
Question: To overcome imperfections in ourselves, should we feel that it is your responsibility to perfect us?
Question: What is the best way to get rid of depression?
Question: Do you think that our possessions are a hindrance to the development of the soul?
Question: I was thinking, for instance, that we have very good TV programmes here and we may feel more inclined to stay at home watching the TV programmes than to go to meditations. I consider that a hindrance.
Question: But don't you think that if you did not have the TV set you would be more inclined to go to the meeting?
Question: How come you are always with me when I am in trouble?
Question: How should we act with people who are violent or hostile to us?
Question: How come so much goes on and we don't know anything about it?
Question: How can I conquer sleep?
Question: Should seven hours be the maximum?
Question: Is it possible to make progress while you are asleep?
Question: Do we receive anything from you if we fall asleep during meditation, besides a scolding, of course?
Question: How do we enter into your inner elevator?
Question: If we have some kind of mystical experience, do you give it to us or do you know about it?
Part II — The disciples' misbehaviour
Question: Isn't it beneath your dignity to put up with the behaviour of some of your disciples?
Question: How can we have less competition and more harmony among the disciples?
Question: Guru, are we aware that we are attacking you in the inner life?
Question: Is it true that almost all spiritual figures are doubted even by those who are close to them?
Question: When people think of the Christ at Christmas time, is it the Christ Consciousness that they are thinking of or is it something else?
Question: If we work too long at a particular job for selfless service, does our consciousness drop and cause us to make mistakes?
Question: I know I have vital problems but I never wrote to you about them. Does that mean that I am insincere?
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