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The Sri Chinmoy Library
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You belong to God
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. Published on srichinmoylibrary.com with the permission of Sri Chinmoy. This is the 1598th book written by Sri Chinmoy after he came to the West in 1964.
Table of Contents
Question: I would like to ask what the basis of your meditation is.
Question: Is your meditation like a religion?
Question: So you can say you are still a Hindu?
Question: What can you say about world peace?
Question: Your meditation group wants world peace, but I do not think it is a big enough group to make an impact on world leaders.
Question: Do you believe that world peace will be a reality?
Question: I was invited to your musical performance, but I see that you do not play music by composers like Mozart or Beethoven. You play in a different way.
Question: Is it all right if people call you a prophet?
Question: Before you received the inner Command to come to America, did you feel you were in preparation? Were you waiting consciously?
Question: You were waiting for a long time.
Question: What happened after Siddhartha attained enlightenment? Did he not see God? Why was it impersonal?
Question: Did the Buddha see God?
Question: If the Buddha's theory was to disdain the personal God, did it also apply to the personal Guru?
Question: It seems that the followers of the Buddha worship his personal aspect.
Question: How can we protect ourselves when we are around unaspiring people?
Question: In your writings, you talk about the Goddess Kali. Is it necessary to believe in the Cosmic Goddesses?
Question: Guru, I have a skin problem. I have had it ever since I was a baby and it drives me crazy. I itch and I cannot sleep. I was wondering if you could please suggest some outer or inner remedies.
Question: When we are born, are there different possible futures that we could have?
Question: If you are singing one of your Bengali songs that has our name in it, will we receive something at that time?
Question: What is the best way not to be bothered by the faults of others?
To become like Hanuman
Question: How can we be more like Hanuman?
Question: You said that the race is to the swift. Some people are born with a lot of natural dynamism. If you do not have a lot of energy, can you develop that speed through will-power alone if you are on a spiritual path?
Question: If somebody is totally pure, is it really possible for him to lose his purity?
Question: What is the purpose of the monuments that we have inaugurated?
Question: What is your opinion about the pollution of the environment?
Question: To what degree does the Eastern philosophy influence the West?
Question: Do you mind giving interviews and answering questions?
Question: In your recent concert, you wanted people to be conscious of Mikhail Gorbachev and you dedicated the concert to him. I was wondering why you did that, since he is no longer serving in the same capacity as he was before.
Question: What is your attitude towards war? What is the best attitude to have in a situation of war?
Question: Many Heads of State have spoken to you about peace, but in their hearts have they really received the message?
Question: Your philosophy is that individuals must feel peace inside themselves before we can have peace in the world. Is meditation the best way to find this peace in ourselves?
Question: During meditation sometimes my hands shake or my body trembles. Sometimes my body bends backwards. Today during the meditation I could not stop crying. What is the meaning of these symptoms?
Question: What is the most important thing to have in mind when I am taking care of my child?
Question: I heard that, spiritually speaking, sometimes when a person becomes very sick, that sickness may be from the person's past deeds. It is the law of karma. When that is true, how can a spiritual seeker be cured if he does not want to go running for medicines?
Press conference in Tokyo
Question: It turns out that on the calendar today is the anniversary of the massive bombing of Tokyo during World War II. How do you feel about the coincidence of your Peace Concert being held on this particular day?
Question: What is the main message that you would like to give to the people of Japan through your concert here?
Question: I understand that Mr. Gorbachev is now in a time of trial. Circumstances around him are not favourable. At this crucial time for him, do you have any advice for him?
Question: How many times have you visited Japan in the past?
Question: The prosperity of our economy has been noticed throughout the world. But the profound spirituality that Japan has may not be so prominent at this stage.
Question: I have been living for one and a half years in Japan. I listen to the lectures about spirituality without understanding them because the lectures are in Japanese. Is it possible for me to understand what is being said beyond the language?
Question: What does it mean when people talk about spiritual development? Does it mean that one's desires are demolished?
Question: I feel that my heart or my soul has been very, very dry. Does that mean I have desire? How can my life become more joyful?
Question: I have been practising Hatha Yoga. I would like to achieve inner progress and inner development. Will I be able to achieve inner development through the practice of Hatha Yoga?
Question: I have been practising the exercises of
energy. Quite often I see purple light spreading around my forehead and then it moves forward. Today also, when I was meditating with you, I could not stop shedding tears.
Question: I am interested in the divine relationship between dance and music and sports.
Question: I feel that I am drawn towards something which I do not know. It is something unknown. I am attracted to something, but I am not sure what it is.
Question: Besides reading your writings, are there other things that will help the seekers?
Question: I read that Sri Ramakrishna, just by his touch, was able to send some of his disciples into trance and ecstasy. How was it possible?
Question: What is your opinion about television?
Question: When so many things have to be done at the same time, it is hard for me to decide what I should actually do first. Is there always something that is best to do at a particular time?
Question: I work on the computer eight to twelve hours a day for my job, and I have not been able to figure out how to be in my heart and be soulful while working on the computer.
Question: There is an aspect of science that is very joyful, regarding discoveries that are made and so forth.
Question: Do you feel that your disciples have made progress over the years?
Question: Sometimes you say that this is your last incarnation and you are so happy about it. I find it difficult to keep a positive view of life's game when the champion player is so overjoyed that he is leaving the game.
Question: How can those of us who are left behind feel that it is God's Compassion that is giving us life while you, who are the best at it, are happy to be leaving?
Question: If we are not advanced enough to ask you all the questions that we should, is there any way we can find those questions?
Question: I believe you said that Bengali and Italian are closest to the language of the soul.
Question: In 1994 you said that we should meditate at six o'clock sharp, and then you said the earlier, the better. Is it better to try for five-thirty?
Question: Guru, you always say we should have eagerness and willingness. But why is it that people who have the light, the advanced souls, do not have eagerness to come back and help humanity? They should have the most eagerness because they have the light, they have the peace, they have the joy. How is it that they do not want to come back and help humanity?
Question: I am not talking about the Avatars, but the advanced souls who do have more light than the ordinary person, but are not God-realised. Even then, they do not want to come back.
Question: If they do not get joy from the battle, how can they expect ordinary human beings to get joy from the battle?
Question: The great souls do not want to come back because it is too discouraging?
Question: Why have so many Bengalis realised God? I can think of Sri Ramakrishna, Troilanga Swami and Sri Aurobindo. There must have been hundreds.
Question: What is it about Bengalis that enables them to realise God quicker and better than others?
Question: It seems that Bengalis can realise God without the guidance of anybody.
Question: Is there any change in the Bengali heart since Bangladesh was created? Has it affected the spiritual heart and consciousness?
Fifty oneness-heart-songs of a perfect God and a perfect child
Question: In your book, you present an ideal vision of childhood. What of those people whose childhood experiences were not sweet?
Question: What if your childhood experiences were of suffering rather than sweetness?
Question: How much does our childhood influence us?
Question: Sometimes an aspirant goes through difficult times in the spiritual life, and the forces of nature hinder and overwhelm his aspiration. At that time, you live in a desert where you know there is aspiration, but you cannot get to it because you are overwhelmed. What can a disciple do at that time to get to the point where aspiration is on the front line again?
Question: I would like to ask what the basis of your meditation is.
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