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  • abhijatri_robinson
    Hi Ashirvad Thanks for your very encouraging message and the tips on class inspiration ­ I will definitely ask Sujantra for a copy of his small book.
    Message 1 of 5 , May 2, 2004
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      Hi Ashirvad

      Thanks for your very encouraging message and the tips on class
      inspiration ­ I will definitely ask Sujantra for a copy of his small
      book.

      Gratitude

      Abhijatri.


      --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, ashirvad_bello
      <no_reply@y...> wrote:
      > Hello Abhijatri and Balarka,
      >
      > Your brave efforts are giving enormous inspiration to all who give
      > classes around the world!
      >
      > I will also start a new set of classes soon, so I am very happy
      > about your message. I have been using a booklet comprised of some
      > selected writings from Sri Chinmoy, which people can buy at a
      > nominal price. This is based on a similar booklet put together by
      > Sujantra, which inspired us to do the same.
      >
      > This booklet has the following chapters: What Is Meditation?,
      > Meditating At Home, Practical Exercises, Poems and Aphorisms, A
      > Spiritual Lifestyle, Becoming Sri Chinmoy's Student, and Songs.
      >
      > I find it very helpful, for people can follow up most of the
      > classes' topics at home. We don't have many books translated into
      > Portuguese yet, so this also adds to its importance.
      >
      > I also found your reminder about reading out excerpts very
      > important. We have not been doing this, save for some poems, and I
      > will definitely start with the next classes.
      >
      > All the best to you guys and I hope we meet soon! :-)
      >
      > With gratitude,
      >
      > Ashirvad
      >
      >
      > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, abhijatri_robinson
      > <no_reply@y...> wrote:
      > > Dear Brothers and Sisters
      > >
      > > We are about to start a new set of meditation workshops (like I
      > > am sure many of you are). One thing that we always like to do is
      > > to read out excerpts from Sri Chinmoy's writings, because this
      > > is the real master speaking. Mahiyan said to me the other day
      > > that Guru has suggested that we do this for at least 10 minutes
      > > in each class.
      > >
      > > It occurred to me that many of you, whether you regularly take
      > > meditation classes or not, might have some personal favourites
      > > that you are willing to post for the benefit of class givers and
      > > seekers alike.
      > >
      > > One of my favourites that I read out in a class a few weeks ago
      > > is from Sri Chinmoy's book, The Wings of Joy (page 107):
      > >
      > > THE POWER OF LOVE
      > >
      > > When the power of love
      > > Replaces the love of power,
      > > Man will have a new name: God.
      > >
      > > Love is a pure and radiant flame. When we follow the path of
      > > love, we find our spiritual life, our inner life, most
      > > fulfilling. Nothing can be greater than love. Love is life, and
      > > life itself is spontaneous nectar and delight.
      > >
      > > If love means possessing someone or something, then that is not
      > > real love; that is not pure love. If love means giving and
      > > becoming one with everything, with humanity and Divinity, then
      > > that is real love. Real love is our total oneness with the
      > > object loved and with the possessor of love. Who is the
      > > possessor of love? God.
      > >
      > > Whom are we loving? We are loving the Supreme in each
      > > individual. When we love the body, we bind ourselves; when we
      > > love the soul, we free ourselves. It is the soul in the
      > > individual, the Supreme in each human being, that we have to
      > > love.
      > >
      > > You can consciously give pure love to others if you feel that
      > > you are giving a portion of your life-breath when you talk to
      > > them or think of them. This life-breath you are offering just
      > > because you feel that you and the rest of the world are totally
      > > and inseparably one. Where there is oneness, it is all pure
      > > love.
      > >
      > > The Path of the Heart
      > >
      > > Divine love is the quickest way to realize the Highest. The mind
      > > has played its role. Now the world is crying for the wealth of
      > > the heart, which is love. If we follow the path of the heart, we
      > > will see that deep within the heart the soul abides. True, the
      > > light of the soul permeates the whole body, but there is a
      > > specific place where the soul resides most of the time, and that
      > > is in the heart. Š. This is the centre of pure love and oneness."
      > >
      > > -Sri Chinmoy
      > >
      > >
      > > With gratitude, love and oneness!
      > >
      > > Abhijatri.
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