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The Sri Chinmoy Library
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What I need from God
First published by
. Published on srichinmoylibrary.com with the permission of Sri Chinmoy. This is the 489th book written by Sri Chinmoy after he came to the West in 1964.
Table of Contents
Part I — Lectures in Hawaii
Five soulful friends
What I need from God
Part II — Questions and answers
Question: How do you receive God's Forgiveness?
feel that we have God's Blessing in the same way?
Question: How is it possible to take that first step towards building discipline in your meditation practice?
Question: When you meditate and inwardly cry for something, should you also make an effort to achieve it, or just let it take place naturally?
Part III — Interview on "Hawaii Health Line"
Was your method of physical fitness primarily in the field of Hatha Yoga, or were there other things as well?
What about your musical background? When did you first become interested in music?
What part does music play in the spiritual life of an individual?
You are referred to as an Indian spiritual Master.
The term "Master" is something that Westerners very often have difficulty with. Could you talk about the relationship between a Master and a devotee or disciple?
The kind of surrender that you talk about — the willingness to totally give yourself to a Master — takes a lot of courage, doesn't it?
Let's talk about the path of the heart — what is referred to in the Eastern tradition as the path of
I'd like to also talk about meditation at this point because what we are indicating here is something that is very often misunderstood in regard to meditation. It is believed by many that meditation is an experience of the mind, when in fact it is not — although the mind is involved initially.
Could you take a few minutes and talk with the audience about meditation — what it is and what it isn't? What are some of the reasons for and the benefits of meditation?
What about meditation techniques? What do you suggest people use as a method of meditation?
How about regularity in meditation? How often should we meditate?
Would it be a good idea to meditate at least for a few minutes before you sit down to eat?
There are several people in our listening audience who would like to ask you questions. Let's take a call.
Why are you here helping Americans when there are millions of people starving in India?
I'm a runner, and I've seen a poster in a shop just recently for a run with Sri Chinmoy's name. Sri Chinmoy must be a runner as well as a meditation Master, I was just wondering what he had to say about that.
I find that when Sri Chinmoy speaks about meditation, it sounds very familiar and very normal, although I always thought that meditation was something quite remote. The way he expresses it makes it seem very natural and practical. Can Sri Chinmoy comment on that?
My guest in the studio today is Indian spiritual Master Sri Chinmoy, and we've been talking about meditation and our relationship with God. One of the ways in which creativity is expressed through Sri Chinmoy is in the area of music. He has composed thousands of songs, including one piece dedicated to Hawaii. Would you like to tell us a little bit about this song?
Preface to the first edition
Part I — Lectures in Hawaii ›
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