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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God has not forgotten to give us peace. He is just waiting for us to ask for it.

Hatred is a disguised form of love. You can only hate someone whom you really wish to love, because if you were totally indifferent to that person, you could not even get up enough energy to hate him.

I am a man of prayer and meditation. I feel inspiration is of paramount importance. If I can inspire someone, and if that person also can inspire me, then we can do many good things for the betterment of this world.

I feel that the physical and the spiritual must go together; they cannot be separated. When we pray and meditate, we get an extra supply of energy, which you can call strength. This strength can be utilised for a good purpose.

If we believe in our own self-transcendence-task then there can be no unreachable goal.

If you really want to love humanity, then you have to love humanity as it is now.

Inner music is the mother tongue of humanity, the language of the soul.

Let us take meditation as an inner hunger. If we are really hungry, our Father Supreme will come running no matter where we are crying. If we have intensity and sincerity in our cry, then we begin to make spiritual progress immediately. Otherwise, it can take years and years.

Man invents war. Man discovers peace. He invents war from without. He discovers peace from within. War man throws. Peace man sows. The smile of war is the flood of human blood. The smile of peace is the love, below, above.

Music gives joy to the dreaming soul.

My heart dreams of peace, while my mind dreams of supremacy.

No matter what happens, do not lose hope, For once hope is gone, Everything is gone.

Of all the gifts you have offered to God, your happiness-gift He treasures most.

Peace begins when expectation ends.

Poise is an unseen power, and this unseen power is always ready to come to the aid of the outer action.

Self-transcendence brings us the message of happiness. Self-transcendence gives us joy in boundless measure.

Submit your confusion-mind to the power-heart of Love infinite and Light eternal.

The music of the heart begins where the words of the mind stop.

The word impossible is only in the mind and not in the heart. If we can remain in the heart, there will be no end to our progress.

Things that make people fall into sin are bound to happen; but how terrible for the one who makes them happen! It would be better for him if a large millstone were tied around his neck and he were thrown into the sea, than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin. Be on your guard!

True happiness is not a mental hallucination. True happiness is not a complacent feeling. True happiness is the spontaneous feeling of joy That comes from knowing you are doing the right thing and leading a divine life.

We have two main instruments: the mind and the heart. The mind finds it difficult to be happy, precisely because the mind consciously enjoys the sense of separativity. It is always judging and doubting the reality in others. This is the human mind, the ordinary physical mind, the earth-bound mind. But we also have the aspiring heart, the loving heart. This loving heart is free from insecurity, for it has already established its oneness with the rest of the world.

Duty is pleasant, encouraging and inspiring when we do it for God's sake. What we need is to change our attitude towards duty. If we work for the sake of God, then there is no duty. All is joy; all is beauty. Each action must be performed and offered at the feet of God. Duty for God's sake is the duty supreme. We have no right to undertake any other duty before we work out our own spiritual salvation. Did not God entrust us with this wonderful task at the time of our very birth? The supreme duty is to constantly strive for God-realization.

Every morning and evening I am determined to sing and dance on the highest peak of my sun-flooded aspiration-mountain.

God is beyond definition. But according to one's own vision or receptivity, one will define God in one's own way. Some will say that God is all Love. Others will say that God is all Power. Each one will see God according to his own necessity, his own receptivity and, finally, according to the way God wants him to see the ultimate Truth.

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Chinmoy, born Chinmoy Kumar Ghose

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