Part V — Problems and difficulties

Question: What is the best way for me to conquer my faults?

Sri Chinmoy: The best method is to accept the faults, but at the same time to offer yourself to a higher light and power: the Power of God. If you can offer yourself, then the problems are solved for good. Once you conquer your faults by this method, Peace and Light enter into your system. Then you will not remember your faults.

The second method, which is the second-best method, is as follows: If you have a problem, then each time it arises you should convince your mind that you don't have that difficulty. If someone is pinching you, then you must ignore it and say that no one is pinching you. Your real reality is not being affected; only the physical body is being affected. By saying that you are not the body, you can ignore the problem. If you use the first way, then the problem cannot come back. But the second way is not one hundred per cent certain. The next day you will see the difficulty again and you will say that you were wrong in believing your statement. If you use the second way, then you may still remember that you had a problem.