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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Love is the inner bond, the inner connection,
the inner link between man and God,
between the finite and the infinite.
We always have to approach God through love.
Without love, we cannot become one with God.
If we go through our journey with absolute love,
we can never fail to reach God or fulfil Him,
either in our own lives or in humanity.

Love is the secret key that allows a human being
to open the Door of God.
Where there is love, pure love, divine love,
there is fulfilment.
Where there is no love,
it is all misery, frustration and death.
The first step in our journey is love,
the second step is devotion and the third step is surrender.
First we have to love God.
Then we have to devote ourselves to Him alone and finally
we have to be at His Feet and fulfil ourselves.

What is love ?
If love means possessing someone or something
then that is not real love; that is not pure love.
If love means giving and becoming one with everything,
with humanity and divinity, then that is real love.
Real love is our total oneness with the object loved
and with the possessor of love.
Who is the possessor of love?

The Golden Flute A sea of Peace and Joy and Light
Beyond my reach I know.
In me the storm-tossed weeping night
Finds room to rage and flow.

I cry aloud, but all in vain;
I helpless, the earth unkind
What soul of might can share my pain?
Death-dart alone I find.

A raft am I on the sea of Time,
My oars are washed away.
How can I hope to reach the clime
Of God’s eternal Day?

But hark ! I hear Thy golden Flute,
Its notes bring the Summit down.
Now safe am I, O Absolute!
Gone death, gone night’s stark frown !

Within, without the cosmos wide am I;
In joyful sweep I loose forth and draw back all.
A birthless deathless Spirit that moves and is still
Ever abides within to hear my call.

I who create on earth my joys and doles
To fulfil my matchless quest in all my play,
I veil my face of truth with golden hues
And see the serpent night and python day.

A Consciousness Bliss I feel in each breath;
I am the self amorous child of the Sun.
At will I break and build my symbol sheath
And freely enjoy the world’s unshadowed fun.

Choose a friend. He will help you. Alas, he deserts you. Choose an enemy. He will fight against you. Lo, he corrects and perfects you.

When is a man actually sick? He is sick only when his mind is empty of belief and his life is empty of promise.

Ignorance is an enemy, even to its owner. Knowledge is a friend, even to its hater. Ignorance hates knowledge because it is too pure. Knowledge fears ignorance because it is too sure.

Responsibility is the possibility of opportunity culminating in inevitable fulfillment.

An unaspiring person believes according to what he achieves. An aspiring person achieves according to what he believes.

The meaning of life is to become inseparably one with God the transcendental Bliss and God the universal Peace. The meaning of life is to achieve unconditional self-giving and a self-giving will... complete faith in oneself and a birthless and deathless faith in God. Life is love... Life needs a dream and a goal... Transcendence is the glorious beginning of human perfection... Who am I? I am my life’s unfinished God-manifestation.

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Chinmoy, born Chinmoy Kumar Ghose

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