Sri Chinmoy, born Chinmoy Kumar Ghose

Chinmoy, born Chinmoy Kumar Ghose

Indian-born Bengali and American Contemporary Spiritual Leader, Author, Poet, Athlete and Artist

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What you do not use yourself, do not give to others. For example: advice.

When we meditate, what we actually do is enter into a vacant, calm, still, silent mind. We go deep within and approach our true existence, which is our soul. When we live in the soul, we feel that we are actually meditating spontaneously.

World-harmony should be taken as a world-prayer on a daily basis.

You will say that because there is life, there is hope. You are right. But I wish to add something. Because there is hope, we live eternally — in the inner world, in the outer world, or in both worlds. You will say that hope sees illumining light in teeming darkness. You are perfectly right. But I wish to add something. Hope is itself the light that illumines darkness. I love hope. I may not love God, but in the inmost recesses of my being, in the inmost recesses of my heart, I feel that God loves me. Whether I love God or not, God loves me: this is my fervent hope. I may not care for God, but I do feel in all sincerity that God cares for me. Whether I care for God or not, God cares for me: this is my fervent hope.

What you powerfully hold in your thought-world will make you either a street beggar or a great king.

When we seek appreciation from others, we get not appreciation, but flattery.

World-peace can be achieved when the power of love replaces the love of power.

Your defeats in life's battlefield will soon be ending, because your mind is no longer indifferent to your heart's spontaneous enthusiasm.

Duty is pleasant, encouraging and inspiring when we do it for God's sake. What we need is to change our attitude towards duty. If we work for the sake of God, then there is no duty. All is joy; all is beauty. Each action must be performed and offered at the feet of God. Duty for God's sake is the duty supreme. We have no right to undertake any other duty before we work out our own spiritual salvation. Did not God entrust us with this wonderful task at the time of our very birth? The supreme duty is to constantly strive for God-realization.

Every morning and evening I am determined to sing and dance on the highest peak of my sun-flooded aspiration-mountain.

God is beyond definition. But according to one's own vision or receptivity, one will define God in one's own way. Some will say that God is all Love. Others will say that God is all Power. Each one will see God according to his own necessity, his own receptivity and, finally, according to the way God wants him to see the ultimate Truth.

He (Martin Luther King) was very pure in mind and heart. He was a lover: a lover not only of his race but a lover of all mankind. His heart was so broad, so great, so magnanimous, and this gave him a most sincere feeling of absolute oneness with everyone. This is what made him so divinely great.

I am a seeker and a God-lover. God is trying to inspire humanity in a

I fully agree that all religions lead to one truth, the Absolute truth. There is One truth. There is only one Goal, but there are various paths. Each religion is right in its own way.

If we call ourselves children of God, then others are also children of God.

If you say that a musician is not God, I may agree with you. But if you say music is not God, then I totally disagree with you.

Inner silence is not just the absence of thoughts. No! Silence is the blossoming of our indomitable inner will. Silence is our inner wisdom-light.

Let us try to know the spiritual significance of tolerance. Tolerance is not conscious submission to a superior power. Real tolerance is compassion in disguise. When we have real tolerance, the seeker in us sees the expansion of his loving heart, his illumining soul and his fulfilling goal.

Man is by nature a lover. Only he has yet to discover the real thing to love. This quest awakens him to the fulfillment of his real Self.

Music has and also is the key to unlock the Heart-Door of the Supreme.

My heart is all gratitude to music, for it keeps me all the time in touch with my Universal Self.

No price is too great to pay for inner peace. Peace is the harmonious control of life. It is vibrant with life-energy. It is a power that easily transcends all our worldly knowledge. Yet it is not separate from our earthly existence. If we open the right avenues within, this peace can be felt here and now.

Of all the medicines in the inner life, a smile is by far the best medicine.

Peace does not mean the absence of war, peace means the presence of harmony, love, satisfaction and oneness. Peace means a flood of love in the world family.

Poor is he who does not have peace. Poorer is he who does not need peace. Poorest is he who does not want to hear people talking about peace.

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Chinmoy, born Chinmoy Kumar Ghose

Indian-born Bengali and American Contemporary Spiritual Leader, Author, Poet, Athlete and Artist