Questions and Answers 1929-1931

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Moral and the Spiritual view of things

Let us take an illustration of the difference between the moral and the spiritual view of things. The ordinary social notions distinguish between two classes of […]

How to be free …

Freedom and fatality, liberty and determinism are truths that obtain on different levels of consciousness. It is ignorance that makes the mind put the two on […]
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Re-establishing harmony in the body to cure illness

Each spot of the body is symbolical of an inner movement; there is there a world of subtle correspondences. …The particular place in the body affected […]
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The real cause of illness

The possibilities of illness are always there in your body and around you; you carry within you or there swarm about you the microbes and germs […]

Physical ailments and the inner state of the being

Q: What are physical ailments? Are they attacks by the hostile forces from outside? A: There are two factors that have to be considered in the […]
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How to surrender ?

In the beginning you start by making this offering in a general way, as though once for all; you say, “I am the servant of the […]

Turning to Divine

Always you may try, but it is for the Divine to give you the fruit of your effort or not to give it. There your personal […]
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Power of Imagination

The imagination is really the power of mental formation. When this power is put at the service of the Divine, it is not only formative but […]
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Making the Mind Quiet

There are innumerable small Buddhist sects of all kinds, in China, in Japan, in Burma, and each one follows its own methods; but the most widespread […]