When the power of love
Replaces the love of power
Man will have a new name:
Sri Chinmoy is a spiritual teacher who dedicated his life in service to aspiring humanity. With all of his soulful offerings - his prayers and meditations, his literary, musical and artistic works - Sri Chinmoy is trying to inspire mankind.
We hope that the simplicity, purity and light of Sri Chinmoy's offerings will also inspire you.
Further reading: Sri Chinmoy's life
"Spirituality has a secret key to open the Door of the Divine. This key is meditation. Meditation simplifies our outer life and energises our inner life. Meditation gives us a natural and spontaneous life, a life that becomes so natural and spontaneous that we cannot breathe without being conscious of our own divinity."
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Further reading: Meditation and spirituality
"The Master is your friend, your eternal friend, who helps you to realise the highest in yourself. He helps you to open your inner treasure chest with your key — not his key — and shows you your own treasure. Once he shows you your own treasure, his part of the game is over."
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Further reading: Sri Chinmoy's path
Sri Chinmoy devoted his life to the pursuit of world-oneness – not only through his meditations, but also through the arts, athletics and humanitarian service.
With the encouragement of then-Secretary-General, U Thant, Sri Chinmoy founded twice-weekly meditations for the staff and delegates of the United Nations in New York.
Further reading: United Nations
The Peace Run was created by Sri Chinmoy in 1987. It is a global torch relay run that seeks to promote international friendship and understanding. The Run has visited 155 countries, and millions of people of all nationalities, faiths and traditions held the Peace torch and added their sincere wish for a world of harmony.
Further reading: The Peace Run
What I wish to show by these feats of strength is that prayer and meditation can definitely increase one’s outer capacities. I hope that by doing this I will be able to inspire many people to pray and meditate sincerely as part of their regular daily routine.
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Further reading: Sri Chinmoy's Weightlifting
Sri Chinmoy was a keen athlete from his childhood, and demonstrated that sports and spirituality could go together. The 3100 Mile Race began in 1987. Runners have 52 days to complete the distance around a single city block in Queens, New York.
Further reading: 3100 Mile Race
Sri Chinmoy's vision was warmly appreciated by people from all walks of life - world leaders, ambassadors and diplomats at the United Nations, musicians, champions in the worlds of athletics and bodybuilding, and fellow humanitarians.
Further reading: Kind words
Sri Chinmoy's life was an expression of boundless creativity in multiple fields - music, poetry, painting, literature and sports.
"Music will play a most important role in bringing about world oneness, for music embodies the Universal Heart, the Oneness-Heart."
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Further reading: Music
"Spirituality is the universality of Truth, Light and Bliss. Spirituality is the conscious necessity for God. Spirituality is the constant opportunity to realise and prove that we all can be as great as God."
From the lecture What is spirituality? given 18 July 1966 6
Further reading: Talks and Lectures
From his teenage years, Sri Chinmoy loved to write poetry. He has composed over 150,000 poems and aphorisms.
Only one hope
Break asunder all my hopes.
Only keep one hope,
And that hope is to learn
The language of Your inner Silence
In my utter unconditional surrender.
In Your clear and free sky
I shall be calm and perfect.
The bird of my heart is dancing today
In the festival of supernal Light.
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Sri Chinmoy was a prolific artist. He called his artwork Jharna-Kala, which means “fountain-art” in Bengali. The name reflects the spontaneous and effortless nature of his artistic creations, which came from an inner meditative flow.
Further reading: Sri Chinmoy's Art
Sri Chinmoy, Yoga and the spiritual life. The journey of India's Soul, Agni Press, 1971↩︎