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Transformation of the ego
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. Published on srichinmoylibrary.com with the permission of Sri Chinmoy. This is the 324th book written by Sri Chinmoy after he came to the West in 1964.
Table of Contents
Part I — Hostile forces
Question: Why have some of America's greatest and most spiritual leaders been killed by hostile forces?
Question: How can we get rid of wrong forces, other than by just trying to do the right thing?
Question: Do lower forces come to the fore to be purified or is it just because I am unconscious?
Question: How can one be constantly surrendered and at the same time deal with hostile forces?
Question: What are asuras?
Question: What exactly is a demon?
Question: Does the Supreme send hostile forces to us to give us experiences and to test us?
Question: The other day I saw you and it looked like many forces were attacking you.
Question: What do you mean when you say that something touched the physical?
Question: Does this mean that everybody will have to fight until the end of this year (1972), and then achieve perfection or destruction, or does it mean that people will be getting more and more perfect so that they won't be bothered by destruction?
Question: Guru, could you talk about what kinds of forces enter the body, how they enter, where they come from and also how we can get rid of these forces?
Question: How do the hostile forces enter us? How do we open ourselves to them?
Question: How can we keep our door closed to hostile forces?
Part II — Fear of the inner life
Question: What is the best way to bring my consciousness to a stage where there is no fear?
Question: One time Houdini posed as a medium and said a boy who was always riding a bicycle would break his leg. The boy did and Houdini stopped posing as a medium.
Question: Can you help me overcome my physical fear?
Question: Why do I sometimes want to run away from the spiritual life?
Question: Why does fear come into existence?
Question: How can I stop worrying about what people think of me and start being myself?
Question: I feel I should open my heart and not worry at all. Is this right for me?
Part III — Aggression and possession
Question: Could you speak about possessiveness?
Question: How do you deal with violence and physical aggression?
Question: If we disavow aggressiveness, must we also disavow the normal way of life?
Part IV — Transformation of the ego
Question: Sometimes I find a barrier between myself and other people whom I don't know. I expect something from them, but I feel I am unable to give from myself to them. What should I expect from other people?
Question: On the physical plane is it better to have ego and do everything wrong than to be lazy and sleep for eighteen hours a day?
Question: Do you have to do away with your ego in order to aspire?
Question: How can we force our ego to surrender?
Question: Is spiritual responsibility based on ego?
Part V — Insincerity
Question: What should I do to transform my insincerity into aspiration?
Question: How can we have inner sincerity and outer dedication?
Question: Is there a lesson to be learned when someone deceives us?
Question: How can I become more of a divine warrior?
Question: Why do people seem so confident and self-assured?
Part VI — General questions and answers
Question: Do accidents ever have a divine purpose?
Question: Why have some of America's greatest and most spiritual leaders been killed by hostile forces? ›
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