In 2010, I began thinking that I should write a book about my experiences. One and a half years later, my Master inwardly responded to that thought, replying that yes, I should write the book and that in the future it will be in every library. Had he never said this, I would never have had the faith, hope, and motivation to work on my memoir, The Struggle Within.
I became Sri Chinmoy’s disciple in 1994 as part of my journey to find peace and true happiness through self-improvement and meditation. Never did I imagine, after overcoming most of my anxiety issues and becoming filled with God’s Spirit, the struggle within I would eventually have to endure, a journey so long and challenging that my memoir takes up a series of books.
I started writing my story in a journal format through private Facebook messages to my friend, Tammy. That’s when I began feeling inspired to write. I don’t consider myself a saint, but I do think I have been helped. It is this help that has helped inspire me to begin writing and continue writing my story. I mostly try not to teach anything in my story; I just simply tell the complete truth about what is happening and what has happened. In my story, I am the student.
~ Arjuna D. Ghose, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada