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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Wait for tomorrow to think tomorrow's thoughts.

Do you want to change the world? Then change yourself first. Do you want to change yourself? Then remain completely silent inside the silence-sea.

Either by silencing the mind or by opening the heart, today's man can become tomorrow's God, tomorrow's Divinity. And embodied Divinity soon becomes revealed Immortality.

God can be seen even by the poorest fool, but not by the self-styled, God-arguing intellectual giants.

Happiness means the simplicity of life.

Human love wants to possess and be possessed by the world. Divine love wants to establish its inseparable oneness with the world and then it wants to divinely enjoy this oneness. Supreme Love transforms human love into divine love and blesses divine love with boundless joy and divine pride.

I do not pray for a safe road. I pray for infinitely more courage than I now have.

If it is true love, the love that expands, then its source is gratitude. Gratitude is the creative force, the mother and father of love. It is in gratitude that real love exists. This love is not the human love, it is divine love. Love expands only when gratitude is there. Limited love does not offer gratitude. Limited love is immediately bound by something-by constant desires or constant demands.

If you can create harmony in your own life, this harmony will enter into the vast world.

In the inner life, if there is no sincerity, nothing can be achieved. And to whom are you being sincere? You are being sincere to yourself. You have a higher reality and you have a lower reality. When you become sincere, immediately you pull your lower reality up to your higher reality. Just like a magnet, your higher reality pulls up your lower reality so that it can take shelter in the higher reality.

Let it be our solemn promise to Mother Earth that from now on we shall take very good care of her.

Love the world With your heart's dreams. Serve the world With your life's promises.

Meditation upon the unknown Thought He thought was real meditation. No, meditation is not and cannot be on any thought. Meditation is a conscious withdrawal from the thought-world. Meditation is the place Where Reality, Divinity and Immortality can each claim their own perennial existence-light.

Music knows no frontiers. It is free all-where. It's contribution to emotional integration, human and divine, can never be fathomed.

Never give up! Never give up! Physical fitness is of paramount importance. There is no age limit when we live in the heart and when we try to be of prayerful and soulful service to God in the heart of humanity.

O kindle the fire of happiness! Therein I shall see the door of friendliness, the room of greatness and the palace of godness. I shall see, I shall see.

Our goal is not to have a problem-free life. But to conquer all the problems as they appear along our life-road.

Peace we achieve when we do not expect anything from the world, but only give, give, and give unconditionally what we have and what we are.

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.

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Chinmoy, born Chinmoy Kumar Ghose

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