Sri Chinmoy has written an extensive legacy of soulful writings for the inspiration of mankind.
Sri Chinmoy employed many forms of the written and spoken word, including poetry, essays, lectures, aphorisms, questions and answers, stories and plays. This variety of forms is matched by his range of subjects, from humorous tales of village life and plays on the lives of spiritual figures, to lectures on the philosophy of yoga and poetry of mystic rapture.
“Poetry is the short-cut to reach the subtle and tangible Goal of goals—Delight infinite. A poem starts in streaming tears and ends in soaring smiles.”
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Poetry was always Sri Chinmoy's first choice, as a natural medium for expressing mystical experience. His poems express a broad range of spiritual emotion, from the doubts and fears of the wavering pilgrim to the blissful realisations of the illumined master.
Sri Chinmoy lectured on spiritual topics at hundreds of universities around the world, including Oxford, Cambridge, the Sorbonne, Harvard and Yale.
Through his writings and lectures, Sri Chinmoy shares in simple, clear language insights on the nature of the spiritual life and the aspirant's relationship with God. He answered thousands of questions on spirituality from seekers travelling along the road of personal illumination and transformation.