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  • Why is Death Necessary? | New Zealand Sri Chinmoy Centre
    t the soul keep on progressing and evolving in the same body Sri Chinmoy Right now death is required death is necessary for us We cannot do anything for a long time at a stretch We play for forty five minutes or an hour and then become tired and have to take rest It is the same with our aspiration Suppose we live on the earth for sixty or seventy years Out of sixty or seventy years we may meditate for twenty days or thirty days and even then for only a few hours An ordinary human being cannot aspire in his meditation for four hours two hours or even one hour at a stretch How can he have the aspiration or reality or consciousness that will take him to the eternal Truth or undying Consciousness all at once Right now death helps us in a sense it allows us to take some rest Then when we come back we come back with new hope new light new aspiration But if we had a conscious aspiration a mounting flame burning within us all the time then we would see that physical death could easily be conquered A day will dawn when there will be no necessity for death But right now we do not have that capacity we are weak Spiritual Masters liberated souls however do have mastery over death but they leave the body when the Divine wants them to An ordinary man who has shouldered the burden of a whole family for twenty thirty or forty years will say I am tired Now I need a rest For him death really has meaning the soul goes into the soul s region and enjoys a short rest But for a divine warrior a seeker of the Ultimate Truth death

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  • Garden of the Soul | New Zealand Sri Chinmoy Centre
    Sri Chinmoy Contact us You are here Sri Chinmoy Centre New Zealand Sri Chinmoy Books by Sri Chinmoy Garden of the Soul Lessons on Living in Peace Happiness and Harmony Publisher Health Communications Inc 244 pages ISBN 1 55874 314 6 Price 24 95 NZD to purchase please Contact Us Description Sri Chinmoy s timeless message of love compassion inner peace and oneness with the world and all it s people is captured in this exquisite collection of inspiring poems parables folk tales and affirmations In simple but powerful language this profound work conveys wise universal lessons from the East to readers of all backgrounds The lyrical beauty of Sri Chinmoy s words is accompanied by the artistry of his soul bird illustrations As part of an internationally acclaimed collection the drawings seek to express the essence of consciousness of the soul which flies in infinity This beautiful book will take flight in your heart and lift your spirit Topics Include Inspiring poems parables folk tales and affirmations Excerpts Go Alone l The Cow and The Pig l Silence Liberates The Sannyasin in America l The Conqueror of Time and Space More Books by Sri Chinmoy Home Page created by

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  • Go Alone | New Zealand Sri Chinmoy Centre
    such very close friends they decided to go together one behind the other As they walked onto the little bridge together it trembled and seemed about to collapse It was so tiny and narrow that it could not hold two persons at a time They saw a farmer near the bridge who cried out to them Gentlemen you are both wise What are you doing It isn t safe for you like that Please cross the bridge one by one Go alone If you go alone this bridge will not collapse The curiosity monger would not move He said jokingly Now we have another Yogi here About an hour ago one Yogi said Go alone and now this farmer Yogi is asking us to go alone Then he turned to the farmer and said Listen it is none of your business We are the closest of friends We will go together even if we break our legs and our heads You fool We would rather die together than go alone We will not allow ourselves to be separated No not even death can separate us The sincere seeker suddenly felt unsure What should he do Because of the strength of their friendship his companion was saying that even if they were to break their legs even if they were to die they would not be separated even for something as simple as crossing this little bridge The curiosity monger continued to insult and abuse the farmer who had given them the advice to go alone But the farmer said You can scold me you can insult me you can do anything you want But I wish to tell you a few things If you cross this bridge one by one alone it will take only a few minutes When you are safely on the other side then you can go on again with your closeness and friendship You can give all your warmth all your concern to each other Why do you want to embrace death when you can escape it Cross over separately and then you can resume your closeness your inseparable oneness Why don t you use your wisdom The curiosity monger became furious He was ready to strike the farmer He shouted Go away or I ll crack your skull I don t need your precious advice I want to be with my friend all the time If we die we die together We don t want your wise counsel We went to see a Yogi and he told us to go alone Now he has ruined all my inspiration and aspirations Now you farmer you have become another Yogi You are saying the same thing I don t need you Off with you All the while something was happening inside the heart of the sincere seeker he perceived something divine in the farmer While he watched fascinated he saw the farmer s eyes reveal the depths of the vast blue sky Please give me more advice

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  • Silence Liberates | New Zealand Sri Chinmoy Centre
    a Sanskrit scholar would come to his house and read aloud a few soul stirring spiritual teachings from the Gita the Upanishads and the Vedas The master of the house listened devotedly to these discourses The family had a bird called Krishna It was kept in a cage in the room where the discourses were given and also listened to these talks One day the bird spoke to its master and said Could you please tell me what benefit you derive from these spiritual talks The master answered Krishna you don t seem to understand that these spiritual talks will liberate me free me from bondage The bird said You have been listening to these discourses for the last few years but I don t see any changes in you Would you kindly ask your teacher what will actually happen to you On the following day the master of the house said to his teacher Guru I have been listening to your spiritual talks for the last 10 years Is it true that I will get liberation and freedom The teacher was still He scratched his head pondered the question but found no reply He remained silent for about an hour and then left the house The master of the house was stunned His guru could not give an answer to the bird s question but the bird found an answer From that day on the bird stopped eating It stopped singing It became absolutely silent The master and his family placed food inside the cage every day but the bird would not touch anything One day the master looked at the bird and seeing no sign of life in it took it gently out of the cage With a sad heart he placed his Krishna on the floor In

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  • The Conqueror of Time and Space | New Zealand Sri Chinmoy Centre
    him his wife was very ill in a hospital in England and that he had not heard any news from her or her family Lahiri suggested Let me go into the next room and meditate Then I ll bring you news The boss smiled at the young clerk While he appreciated his good will he didn t have any real faith in him He believed that to do that kind of thing one had to be a great spiritual Master with exceptional occult power And he knew Lahiri only as a humble young clerk Fifteen minutes passed and Lahiri came out of the room and said to his boss In two or three days you ll receive a letter from your wife She s doing well You don t need to worry He even related the contents of the letter to his boss In three days a letter did arrive and it s contents were exactly what the clerk had said they would be But the story doesn t end here A few months later the boss s wife came to India One day she visited her husband s office When she saw Lahiri her eyes opened wide in surprise She said to her husband How is it this man is here I saw him near my deathbed in the hospital He looked at me and smiled and then I recovered Her husband and all those who were working in the office were taken aback Commentary A spiritual Master is one who has solved space and time problems as well as all other human problems In his oneness with God s Cosmic Will the length and breadth of the world abides He doesn t go anywhere he s simply there when he s needed Medical power is often uncertain But

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  • The Cow and The Pig | New Zealand Sri Chinmoy Centre
    The villagers disliked him intensely One day he said to them Either you re jealous of me or you don t understand my love of money God alone knows But you dislike me that much I know When I die I won t take anything with me I will leave it all for others I will make a will and I will give everything to charity Then everyone will be happy Even then people mocked and laughed at him The rich man said to them What is the matter with you Can t you wait a few years to see my money go to charity The villagers didn t believe him He said Do you think I m immortal I ll die like everyone else and then my money will go to charities He couldn t understand why they didn t believe him One day he went for a walk All of a sudden it started raining heavily so he took shelter under a tree Under this tree he saw a pig and a cow The pig and the cow entered into conversation and the man overheard what they were saying The pig said to the cow How is it that everybody appreciates you and nobody appreciates me When I die I provide people with bacon ham and sausage People can also use my bristles I give three or four things whereas you give only one thing milk Why do people appreciate you all the time and not me The cow said to the pig Look I give them milk while I m alive They see that I am generous with what I have But you don t give them anything while you re alive Only after you re dead do you give ham bacon and so forth People don

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  • The Sannyasin in America | New Zealand Sri Chinmoy Centre
    figure had many friends and admirers One day some of these friends and admirers came to his house to ask him questions about Indian philosophy and spirituality They were moved by his answers By the time they departed it was nearly midnight After they had gone the man thought of India his poor India especially Mother Bengal He said to himself I am going to bed But tonight there are thousands and thousands of people without beds who will be lying in the street poverty stricken Here I have got a cozy and most comfortable bed But once upon a time I was a renunciate I used to roam in the street with no food with nothing Still from time to time I have no food or clothes I m in a destitute condition God blesses me with riches and my friends keep me in their homes They ve even given me this beautiful apartment Indeed I m living in great luxury In a few minutes I ll go to sleep in a comfortable bed and yet many of my fellow brothers and sisters in Bengal will be sleeping in the street My heart bleeds for them I have not fulfilled my task I must help my poor Indian brothers I must save their lives I have to enlighten them to awaken their consciousness There is so much to do Alas what am I doing here I need rest but I wont sleep on the couch I ll sleep on the floor He unwrapped his turban and laid it out on the floor for bedding Early the following morning when the owner of the apartment who was his friend came to invite him to breakfast he saw this great Indian hero lying on the floor He said What is the

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  • God Is... | New Zealand Sri Chinmoy Centre
    Sri Chinmoy Contact us You are here Sri Chinmoy Centre New Zealand Sri Chinmoy Books by Sri Chinmoy God Is Selected writings of Sri Chinmoy Publisher Aum Publications 230 pages ISBN 0 88497 059 0 Price 26 95 NZD to purchase please Contact Us Description These insights about God are taken from the more than 1 000 books Sri Chinmoy has written in over 40 years of teaching spirituality and meditation His intimate knowledge of the Divine transcends religious dogma and scripture shedding light on all seeker s paths to God Topics include God s Cosmic Game Seeing God in All How to Speak with God A Personal Approach to God God the Father God the Mother God the Friend God Realisation God s Love God s Compassion God s Justice God s Forgiveness God s Will Fate versus Free Will The Meaning of Suffering Immortality and Eternity Religion and Spirituality Heaven and Hell Good and Evil Excerpts God s Love l God s Love and God s Compassion l Keeping our Promise to God God and Humanity l Mother Earth l Suffering and Purification More Books by Sri Chinmoy Home Page created by Jogyata Dallas Last updated on May

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