Sri Chinmoy, born Chinmoy Kumar Ghose

Sri
Chinmoy, born Chinmoy Kumar Ghose

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

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The power of love is infinitely more powerful than the power of hatred, because when you love someone, at that time his divine qualities have to come forward.

The world is still millions of miles away from world peace. But just because we do not see the reality all at once, that is no reason to become discouraged. Before the day dawns, it is dark. When we look at the darkness that is all around and identify with the darkness, it is almost impossible for us to have faith that there will be light. But at the end of the tunnel there is light. At the end of the darkness there is light. This light that we talk about is not our mental hallucination or deception. This light is our psychic light, our soul’s light deep within us, and it is all the time trying desperately to come to the fore. It is more than eager to come to the fore to liberate us, illumine us and perfect us. It is like a child and its mother. The mother is always trying inwardly and outwardly to make the child perfect. Similarly, our inner light is trying to free our outer existence from ignorance-night.

This world of ours has everything except one thing: peace. Everybody wants and needs peace, whether he be a child or an octogenarian.

True spirituality is the acceptance of earth-life. A true seeker is he who accepts life, transforms life and perfects life so that the earth-life can become a conscious instrument of God.

We must see that God operates not only in us but in others as well. God also operates in our so-called enemies. But these are not our real enemies. Our real enemies are doubt, fear, anxiety and worry. When we do not cry to perfect others, but only try to perfect our own lives, then we will have joy.

Each devoted moment prepares a beautiful sunrise and a fruitful sunset.

Everybody has God inside, but not everybody is able to see God within. One can see God only when one cries for Him. Those who cry for God and pray to God can realize God.

God sees in you another God. God sees you as another God. God sees you and He as One.

Hope abides; therefore I abide. Countless frustrations have not cowed me. I am still alive, vibrant with life. The black cloud will disappear, the morning sun will appear once again iIn all its supernal glory.

I am trying to be of some inner service to people who want to go one step forward. They don’t have to lift 2,000 pounds, but perhaps they will take the inspiration that I am offering and make the effort to do something in their own lives which they previously thought was too difficult or impossible. In any field they can get inspiration to do something better than what they have been doing.

I meditate so that I can inundate my entire being with the omnipotent power of peace.

If we can invoke Peace and then offer it to somebody else, we will see how Peace expands from one to two persons, and gradually to the world at large.

If you want to understand yourself, then do not examine yourself. just love yourself more sincerely, more soulfully and more self-givingly.

Is the world so unbearable? No! What we need is only a little more love for the world.

Life is nothing but the expansion of love. We can cultivate divine love by entering into the Source. The Source is God, who is all Love.

Man-made religions find fault with one another, whereas God-made religion is eternally a oneness-song — God-manifestation through human aspiration on earth.

Music is Eternity's kite, Infinity's flight and Immortality's Light. The Music of our Lord Supreme is for those who are aspiring to become better, who love God's creation and want to serve it, who are sleeplessly dreaming of a world of peace and oneness.

My life is only half full when I receive. My heart is completely full only when I give.

Not by blaming the world, not by shunning the world, but only be loving the world can I have peace of mind

Once we have this inner peace, world peace can be achieved in the twinkling of an eye.

Peace is in God-assertive all-pervasiveness.

Real joy means immediate expansion. If we experience pure joy, immediately our heart expands. We feel that we are flying in the divine freedom-sky. The entire length and breadth of the world becomes ours, not for us to rule over, but as an expansion of our consciousness. We become reality and vastness.

Smile, my friends, my soulful friends, smile. Let us smile. True, this world of ours is full of suffering and excruciating pangs, but that is no reason why we should not smile.

The difference between a song and a piece of music is this: the song is the rose, the piece of music is the garden. The song is usually of the heart and for the heart. The music is of the entire being and for the entire being.

The problem with fault-finding is that he who finds fault with others is in no way a happy person even after he has successfully accomplished his task.

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