Excerpts from Sri Chinmoy’s book – The Inner Promise
THE PURPOSE OF LIFE
Life is given to each human being
For a very special purpose.
This secret each human being
Must discover for himself.
- Sri Chinmoy
The inner teaching teaches us how to love mankind and how to serve the divinity in humanity. We can receive the inner teaching either from a spiritual Master or from our own soul. It is infinitely easier for us to get this inner teaching from a spiritual Master, for we can speak to him and see him daily. He understands our language. He is one with us. Although in the inner world he is infinitely superior to us, he is in us and for us. His inner consciousness is flooded with peace, light and bliss.
The message of the soul and the spirtitual Master’s teaching must go together. There can be no difference, not an iota of difference, between their teachings. But unless and until one has the capacity to dive deep within, it is always better and safer to listen to one’s Master.
It is not that one has to have a spiritual Master all his life. But for a while, especially at the beginning, one should have a spiritual Master. When the seeker himself realises the highest Truth, he does not need any further spiritual guidance. He himnself grows into effulgent light. The soul within him comes to the fore, leads him, guides him and moulds him, perfecting his inner and outer nature. ~ Sri Chinmoy
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