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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To humiliate a fellow seeker is to ruin one's own perfection-performance on the life-stage.

Two things he has now become: a perpetual promise-maker, a perpetual opinion-lover.

What is meditation? Meditation is our conscious awareness of something vast and infinite within us. Meditation grants us Peace, Light and Bliss.

Each time we hear soulful music, we get inspiration and delight. In the twinkling of an eye, music can elevate our consciousness. But if we also pray and meditate, then we are undoubtedly more illumined and fulfilled than a music-lover who is not consciously leading a spiritual life. Each spiritual musician is consciously spreading God's light on earth. God is the cosmic Player, the eternal Player, and we are His instruments. But there comes a time in the process of our evolution when we feel that we have become totally one with Him. At that time, we are no longer instruments; we ourselves are musicians, divine musicians. It is the Supreme who makes the proper instrument. Then, it is He who inspires the player to play properly.

Forgive, you will have happiness. Forget, you will have satisfaction. Forgive and forget, you will have everlasting peace within and without.

God's first Smile was born the day humanity awoke to His Light.

How can you have even an iota of peace if you do not catch your ego-thief?

I do not compete with anybody else; I compete only with myself. You saw my capacity a few minutes ago. Now I am competing with myself. When I do weightlifting, my body is my world. If I can improve myself, if I can go beyond my previous achievements, then that is my goal. My own previous record is always what I am competing with.

I took a closer look. There is no such thing as ignorance. Ignorance is nothing but my limited knowledge. I took a closer look. There is no such thing as defeat. Defeat is nothing but the inspirer of my increasing will. I took a closer look. There is no such thing as death. Death is nothing but my strengthening and dreaming rest.

If we practice concentration and meditation regularly, we are bound to succeed. If we are really sincere, we will reach the goal. But the difficulty is that we may be sincere for one day or for one week, and then we feel that meditation is not meant for us. We want to realize God overnight. We think, Let me pray for one week, one month, one year. After one year, if we don't realize God, we give up. We feel that the spiritual life is not meant for us.

In my weightlifting I am trying to show that if you pray and meditate, you can bring to the fore your inner strength. Now, if somebody is really inwardly strong, he is always at peace.

Keep an open heart to allow the world lovingly and faithfully to come in.

Love means acceptance. What are we going to accept? We are going to accept this world of ours which is around us and within us. If we don’t accept the world, which is God’s outer Body, then we are negating and denying God silently and secretly, if not categorically.

Meditation is silence. Silence is God in His infinity's smile.

Music is the language of God. God's language, music, is not like mathematics or geometry. It is a language of love. If we love music, that is enough.

Negativity and criticism will eventually be losers in the battlefield of life.

Nothing can be greater than love. God is great only because He has infinite Love. If we want to define God, we can define Him in millions of ways, but I wish to say that no definition of God can be as adequate as the definition of God as all Love.

Oneness is peace-sea.

Peace is the greatest triumph of my heart’s universal oneness.

Sacrifice does not mean that, by giving, we lose something. We sacrifice our limited self to our highest and largest Self, and at that time we immediately become the largest and the highest Self.

Soulful music is the music that wants to eventually transform our consciousness. It carries us into the Universal Consciousness and makes us feel that we are in tune with the highest, with the deepest, with the farthest. (Source)

The heart-flute knows how to charm the world.

The supreme secrets of a peaceful life: Expect not; just give. Delegate not; just start and continue. Retire not; just aspire for self-transcendence.

There is nothing more powerful than peace.

To inspire others is to be immediately rich in the inner world.

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Chinmoy, born Chinmoy Kumar Ghose

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