Morris below speaks about "the need to cry out for help when we are
lost". I clearly remember that inner cry in my own life.
I was brought up in the Catholic faith but towards the end of school I
was increasingly losing interest. Once I left school I completely
ceased going to church but at the same time felt a void or
incompleteness in my heart that needed filling.
I started seeking through a variety of alternative approaches that
included yoga, macrobiotic cooking, becoming vegetarian, alternative
healing courses etc etc but the void remained. I questioned people who
I viewed as spiritual, bombarded them with questions and received dry
answers that gave no satisfaction.
One day, after spending a couple of hours trying to speak about
spirituality to a fellow student and getting nowhere, I went back to
my room and inwardly and desperatly cried "O GOD YOU HAVE TO HELP ME!"
my plea was almost immediately answered â" I went to meditation classes
taught by Subarata from the Sri Chinmoy Centre very soon afterwards. I
felt the connection between my plea and the answer. All my outer
searching had led me to understand that the answers come from within
and that meditation is the way to find these answers:
"Has your soul a special mission? Yes. Your mission is in the inmost
recesses of your heart and you have to find and fulfil it there. There
can be no external way for you to fulfil your mission. The deer grows
musk in his own body. He smells it and becomes enchanted, and tries to
locate its source. He runs and runs, but he cannot find the source. In
his endless search, he loses all his energy and finally he dies. But
the source he was so desperately searching for was within himself. How
could he find it elsewhere? Such is the case with you. Your special
missionâ"which is the fulfilment of your divinityâ"is not outside you,
but within you. Search within. Meditate within. You will discover your
mission." ~Sri Chinmoy
Right after the first class I clearly recall saying to my friend "I
have never felt this way before"...and the void was filled.
More answers at http://www.srichinmoy.org
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> I think Kate's account of her own journey from the ordinary life to
> the real, spiritual life is important because she talks about the
> need to cry out for help when we are lost.
> Before I found Sri Chinmoy I totally lost but I was also proud and I
> did not feel that I needed someone to help me and guide me.
> To cry for help is a sign of courage. When you ask the Supreme for
> help you are really asking him to make you a chosen instrument of
> His. Only a brave person can conquer the confusion of his mind and
> cry for the higher light to come and to illumine him. Light is
> unfamiliar to many of us because we are used to living in darkness.
> When we ask for Light we are reaching out into the unknown and hoping
> that that unknown can offer us something better than what our
> reasoning mind has offered us.
> Thank you for sharing your story with us, Kate. If other people
> would like to share their own accounts of Sri Chinmoy's miraculous,
> transforming power, I would extremely grateful to read them.