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Talks and Lectures

Between 1968 and 2007, Sri Chinmoy offered spiritual talks at universities around the world, including Oxford, Cambridge, Yale and Harvard. Sri Chinmoy's talks often began with silent meditation and finished with question and answer sessions.

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Sri Chinmoy gives talk on peace at the University of Oslo, 2001.

Collected talks of Sri Chinmoy

"Spirituality is man’s boundless freedom in his life-boat: the freedom of his life-journey, the freedom from his life-pangs and the freedom beyond his life-achievements.

In spirituality is man’s farthest Vision. In spirituality is man’s nearest reality. God has Compassion. Man has aspiration. Spirituality is the consciousness-light that unites man’s aspiration and God’s Compassion. Spirituality tells man that he is God veiled and that God is man revealed. "

Sri Chinmoy
First lecture at University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica, 10 January 1968. 1

Audio recordings of talks

"Poetry and spirituality" at Jharna Kala Gallery, New York, 15 January 1978.

"Beauty" a talk at the University of Montana, 23 April 1974.

"The inner experience of Light" Columbia University, NY, 11 April 1973.

Selected talks by Sri Chinmoy

Self-transcendence

"We are all seekers who wish to transcend our present realities. Why do we want to transcend? We want to transcend because the life of ignorance, bondage, imperfection and death cannot satisfy us. We want to achieve something. We want to grow into something which is eternal; we want to grow into the very image of Immortality."

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The existence of God

"How is it that the soul exists forever and not the body? The soul exists forever precisely because the soul is the direct representative of God on earth. The soul, from its very beginning, has embodied the message of Divinity, Eternity, Infinity and Immortality, whereas the body has not. The soul exists forever because the soul is an immortal part of its ultimate Source: God, the Eternal Pilot."

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How to conquer fear

"Our body is limited, that is why the body has fear. Our vital is unconscious, that is why the vital has fear. Our mind is obscure, that is why the mind has fear. Our heart is not aspiring, that is why the heart has fear.

To free our body from fear, what we need is the glorious experience of our soul. To free our vital from fear, what we need is the dynamic and conscious expansion of our soul. To free our mind from fear, what we need is the transforming illumination of our soul. Finally, to free our heart from fear, what we need is the fulfilling perfection of our soul."

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Do we love God?

"We love God. Therefore we do not want to live a semi animal life; we do not want to live a life of temptation; we do not want to live in the world of falsehood, darkness, limitation, bondage and death. We love God. Therefore we wish to feel and grow into His Presence in all that we do and say. When we do not aspire, we love God only to fulfil our desires. But when we aspire, we love God for His own sake. We want to be freed from the snares of desire, from the teeming clouds of desire, so that we can claim our birthright in God and for God."

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  1. https://www.srichinmoylibrary.com/el-1 Sri Chinmoy, Eastern light for the Western mind, Agni Press, 1973.

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