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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Science has the capacity to show mankind the full development of the mental life. Spirituality has the capacity to show mankind the possibility and inevitability of the life beyond the mind, the supramental life.

Spirituality is the science that teaches us how to achieve peace of mind and supreme satisfaction. Right now we are hankering after many, many things, but nothing we get satisfies us. Spirituality tells us that satisfaction can be found only if we lead a good and divine life-a life of simplicity, purity and humility.

The language of the heart is the only language that everybody can understand.

The very nature of human love is to stick only to one person and to reject everyone else: accept and reject, accept and reject. But in divine love, which is unlimited and infinite, the question of acceptance and rejection does not arise at all. In divine love there is no possession-only a feeling of oneness.

There is some music that is really destructive to our inner being. The music comes from the gross physical or the lower vital. Undivine music tries to awaken our lower vital consciousness and throw us into a world of excitement. The spiritual person will immediately be affected by this music. For a few fleeting moments or hours, we get a kind of pleasure; but then this pleasure takes us into a lower vital consciousness where temptation looms large. From the temptation world we enter into the frustration-world and from the frustration world we enter into the destruction world.

To simplify your life, just think of yourself as a four-year-old child. Try to imagine the way he thinks of reality. If you have to talk to someone about a so-called complicated matter, see how you can simplify it. No matter with whom you are talking, feel that you are a child and that person is also a child. When a childlike quality comes into your life, everything automatically becomes simple.

War forgets peace. Peace forgives war. War is the death of the life human. Peace is the birth of the Life Divine. Our vital passions want war. Our psychic emotions desire peace.

Do you want to make progress? If so, then take each problem not as a challenging rival, but as an encouraging friend of yours, who is helping you to arrive at your ultimate destination.

Enthusiasm rules his inner world. Determination rules his outer world. Therefore happiness has become His real name.

God does not care if I am bad or good-He wants my love, not my sainthood.

Has your soul a special mission? Yes. Your mission is in the inmost recesses of your heart, and you have to find and fulfill it there. There can be no external way for you to fulfill your mission. The deer grows musk in his own body. He smells it and becomes enchanted, and tries to locate its source. He runs and runs, but he cannot find the source. In his endless search, he loses all his energy and finally he dies. But the source he was so desperately searching for was within himself. How could he find it elsewhere? Such is the case with you. Your special mission- which is the fulfillment of your divinity- is not outside you, but within you. Search within. Meditate within. You will discover your mission.

Human music feeds the vital of mankind. Divine music serves the heart of mankind.

I enjoy peace only when I am not afraid of changing my stubborn mind.

If loves means to give oneself, to become one with everything and everyone, then that is real love. Real love is total oneness with the object loved and with the Possessor of love.

If you have inner peace, nobody can force you to be a slave to the outer reality.

In the spiritual life the easiest way to conquer ego is to offer gratitude to God for five minutes daily. If you cannot offer gratitude for five minutes, then utter it for one minute. Offer your gratitude to God. Then you will feel that inside you a sweet, fragrant and beautiful flower is growing. That is the flower of humility.

Let us not worry about the future. Let us only do the right thing, today ,at this moment, here and now. Let the future take care of itself.

Love your enemy. It will not only puzzle him, but finally illumine him.

Music and the spiritual life are like twin brothers; we cannot separate them. Music helps the spiritual seeker to go deep within to get the utmost satisfaction from life, from truth and from reality. The spiritual life, in turn, helps music to offer its capacity and its strength, which is the soul's light, to the world at large.

Music transcends the barriers of nations, nationalities and religions.

Never worry about things that you are unable to change. Change your own way of looking at truth,

O Master-Musician, tune me for life again. The awakening of new music my heart wants to become. My life is now mingled in ecstasy's height.

Paradise is not a place; it is a state of consciousness.

Peace. The nations that seek peace more than anything else are divinely excellent. The individuals who seek peace more than anything else are divinely excellent. The nations and the individuals that have peace, both inner and outer, are supremely perfect.

Seekers often ask how they can tell whether they are meditating properly or whether they are just deceiving themselves or having mental hallucinations. It is very easy to know. If you are meditating properly, you will get spontaneous inner joy. Nobody has given you good news, nobody has brought you any gifts, nobody has appreciated or admired you, nobody has done anything for you, but you will have an inner feeling of delight. If this happens, then you know that you are meditating properly. But if you feel a mental tension or disturbance, then you will know that the kind of meditation that you are doing is not meant for you.

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Chinmoy, born Chinmoy Kumar Ghose

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