Sri Chinmoy

(Chinmoy Kumar Ghose)

Sri Chinmoy
Sri Chinmoy
  • Born: August 27, 1931
  • Died: October 11, 2007
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Profession: Spiritual Teacher









Chinmoy Kumar Ghose, better known as Sri Chinmoy , was an Indian spiritual leader who taught meditation in the West after moving to New York City in 1964. Chinmoy established his first meditation center in Queens, New York, and eventually had 7,000 students in 60 countries. A prolific author, artist, poet, and musician, he also held public events such as concerts and meditations on the theme of inner peace. Chinmoy advocated a spiritual path to God through prayer and meditation. He advocated athleticism including distance running, swimming, and weightlifting. He organized marathons and other races, and was an active runner and, following a knee injury, weightlifter.

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A sincere seeker knows what his goal is: the highest Truth. He will not delay his journey. In spiritual life, we aspire for the highest Truth, for God, nothing else. Truth ;Life ;Religion & God
All around us is the cosmic game, the cosmic play. The universe is full of joy, inner and outer. When realisation takes place, we have to feel the necessity of manifesting this constant delight in our heart. The delight glows, but does not burn. It has tremendous intensity, but it is all softness and absolutely sweet-flowing nectar.
Be universal in your love. You will see the universe to be the picture of your own being. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
Belief comes spontaneously as well as by effort. Belief is power. An insincere and uninspired seeker is aware of the truth that belief is power, but he cannot go beyond understanding or awareness; whereas a sincere, genuine, devoted and surrendered seeker knows that belief is dynamic power, and he has this power as his very own. Truth ;Power
By hating that person, you have lost something very sweet in yourself.
Complete and total perfection will come about only when we feel that our perfection is no perfections as long as the rest of humanity remains imperfect.
Do not try to approach God with your thinking mind. It may only stimulate your intellectual ideas, activities, and beliefs. Try to approach God with your crying heart. It will awaken your soulful, spiritual consciousness. Religion & God
Even now when I am answering a question I am at the height of my own meditation.
Even spiritually advanced people are often confused. They feel an inner ecstasy which comes from the vital world, and they think this is the real delight. But it is not so. Real delight comes from the highest world to the soul, and from the soul it saturates the whole being.
God has blessed me with the capacity to meditate even while I am talking. Religion & God
He who loves, never grows old. God it a shining example. Religion & God
Heaven and God are not high above us, far away; they are deep within us. Heaven is not a distant country where there are trees and houses and other objects; it is a plane of consciousness within us. Seekers of the eternal Truth will realise their eternal Heaven within their aspiring hearts. Truth ;Religion & God
I am very happy because I have loved the world and not myself.
I don't blame people who suspect my performance. My own mind suspects it. How can I blame them?
If the inner world is inundated with peace, then the nightmare of world war cannot even come into being. War & Peace
If we call ourselves children of God, then others are also children of God. Religion & God
If we know the divine art of concentration, if we know the divine art of meditation, if we know the divine art of contemplation, easily and consciously we can unite the inner world and the outer world. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
If you depend on God's grace there is no such thing as impossible. Religion & God
I'm not a weight lifter. I'm a seeker. Weight lifting is so insignificant in my life. Life
Impossibility is a dictionary word.
In the mind, we doubt and suspect, and we get a kind of pleasure, a kind of joy from that. But in the heart, we try to encompass the full world, and by loving the world, we get joy.
Just because one brother is good and one brother is bad in the same family, we cannot say that the rest of the family is bad or good. Families, Children & Parenting
Listen to the inner light; it will guide you. Listen to inner peace; it will feed you. Listen to inner love; it will transform you, it will divinise you, it will immortalise you. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;War & Peace
Love is the only wealth that man absolutely needs. Love is the only wealth that God precisely is. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Religion & God
My service to humanity is my real opportunity to prove my genuine love for God and God alone. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Religion & God
Mysticism, poor mysticism! When it is underestimated and oversimplified, it comes down from its original sphere and stands beside religion. Religion & God
Ours is a divine journey; therefore, this journey has neither a beginning nor an end... This journey has a goal, but it does not stop at any goal, for it has come to realise that today's goal is only the starting point of tomorrow's journey.
Smile, smile, smile at your mind as often as possible. Your smiling will considerably reduce your mind's tearing tension.
The word 'yoga' means skill - skill to live your life, to manage your mind, to deal with your emotions, to be with people, to be in love and not let that love turn into hatred. Life ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
There comes a time in the seeker's life when he discovers that he is at once the lover and the beloved. Life ;Time
We accept the world in order to change it. If you do not accept, then what are you going to change?
We can change the world, but not improve it, if we do not have peace. War & Peace
When you drive, you are doing several things at once. You are using your eyes, ears, hands, your mind. If you have meditated for many years and have reached a lofty height in your meditation, as I have, you can meditate while running and cycling and painting.
Whether you accept or reject it, God's Love for you is permanent. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Religion & God
Yoga is self-conquest. Self-conquest is God-realisation. He who practises yoga does two things with one stroke: he simplifies his whole life, and he gets free access to the Divine. Life
You can only hate someone whom you have the capacity to love, because if you are really indifferent, you cannot even get up the enough energy to hate him. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
You hate someone whom you really wish to love, but whom you cannot love. Perhaps he himself prevents you. That is a disguised form of love. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
Your heart will be shattered by sorrow if you force it to live in tomorrow's ephemeral imagination - world instead of in today's eternal reality - now.