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80 Sri Chinmoy Quotes To Enlighten Your Spiritual Side

Famous As: Indian spiritual leader
Born On: August 27, 1931
Died On: October 11, 2007
Born In: Shakpura Village, Chittagong District, East Bengal, British India (now Bangladesh)
Died At Age: 76
Chinmoy Kumar Ghosh, renowned as Sri Chinmoy, was an Indian spiritual guru. He was instrumental in making the practice of meditation mainstream in the western world. Chinmoy’s parents passed away when he was a child and by the time he was only 12, he moved to Sri Aurobindo Ashram located in Pondicherry. It was during his stay in Pondicherry for two decades that he became an authority on spirituality and meditation. Chinmoy decided to migrate to the United States in 1964 in order to provide spiritual guidance to the people there and with the help of Aurobindo Ashram; he moved to New York City. In the United States, Chinmoy opened up his first meditation school at Queens and over the years, his popularity grew as new meditation centers were built all across the world in 60 nations and the number of students eventually soared into thousands. In addition to that, Chinmoy was also a well-known author of books on spirituality, wrote poems and organized public events in order to educate people about the benefits of meditation. We bring to you a treasure trove of quotes that have been excerpted from his books, thoughts, poems, speeches and sessions. Read on the compilation of some of the best quotes by Sri Chinmoy that will surely give you an idea about meditation and spirituality. 
I am very happy
Because I have conquered myself
And not the world.
I am very happy
Because I have loved the world
And not myself.

I am very happy Because I have conquered myself And not the world. I am very happy Because I have loved the world And not myself.

Sri Chinmoy
Judge nothing, you will be happy. Forgive everything, you will be happier. Love everything, you will be happiest.

Judge nothing, you will be happy. Forgive everything, you will be happier. Love everything, you will be happiest.

Sri Chinmoy
Hate is often an obverse form of love.
You hate someone whom you really wish to love but whom you cannot love.

Hate is often an obverse form of love. You hate someone whom you really wish to love but whom you cannot love.

Sri Chinmoy
Peace begins
When expectation ends.

Peace begins When expectation ends.

Sri Chinmoy
Be sincere in your thoughts,
Be pure in your feelings.
You will not have to run after happiness.
Happiness will run after you.

Be sincere in your thoughts, Be pure in your feelings. You will not have to run after happiness. Happiness will run after you.

Sri Chinmoy
If we feel inwardly strong, we will have no need or desire to speak ill of others.

If we feel inwardly strong, we will have no need or desire to speak ill of others.

Sri Chinmoy
Just one smile
Immensely increases the beauty 
Of the universe.

Just one smile Immensely increases the beauty Of the universe.

Sri Chinmoy
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.

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.

Sri Chinmoy
You hate someone whom you really wish to love, but whom you cannot love. Perhaps he himself prevents you. That is a disguised form of love.

You hate someone whom you really wish to love, but whom you cannot love. Perhaps he himself prevents you. That is a disguised form of love.

Sri Chinmoy
Hope is sweet.
Hope is illumining.
Hope is fulfilling.
Hope can be everlasting.
Therefore, do not give up hope,
Even in the sunset of your life.

Hope is sweet. Hope is illumining. Hope is fulfilling. Hope can be everlasting. Therefore, do not give up hope, Even in the sunset of your life.

Sri Chinmoy
Love your enemy.
It will not only puzzle him,
But finally illumine him.

Love your enemy. It will not only puzzle him, But finally illumine him.

Sri Chinmoy
Do not
Blame the world.
Find a solution.

Do not Blame the world. Find a solution.

Sri Chinmoy
Gratitude is the sweetest thing in a seeker's life- in all human life. If there is gratitude in your heart, then there will be tremendous sweetness in your eyes.

Gratitude is the sweetest thing in a seeker's life- in all human life. If there is gratitude in your heart, then there will be tremendous sweetness in your eyes.

Sri Chinmoy
If we can feel that it is not our voice, not our fingers, but some reality deep inside our heart which is expressing itself, then we will know that it is the soul’s music.

If we can feel that it is not our voice, not our fingers, but some reality deep inside our heart which is expressing itself, then we will know that it is the soul’s music.

Sri Chinmoy
Not to give up under any circumstances should be the motto of our life: I shall try again and again, and I am bound to succeed. There will be obstacles, but I have to defy the obstacles.

Not to give up under any circumstances should be the motto of our life: I shall try again and again, and I am bound to succeed. There will be obstacles, but I have to defy the obstacles.

Sri Chinmoy
Try not to change the world. You will fail. Try to love the world. Lo, the world is changed. Changed forever.

Try not to change the world. You will fail. Try to love the world. Lo, the world is changed. Changed forever.

Sri Chinmoy
The inner light actually comes from the soul; it is already inside us. The moment we can have free access to our soul, we will see that this light is coming to the fore to permeate our whole outer existence.

The inner light actually comes from the soul; it is already inside us. The moment we can have free access to our soul, we will see that this light is coming to the fore to permeate our whole outer existence.

Sri Chinmoy
Never worry about things
That you are unable to change.
Change your own way
Of looking at truth,

Never worry about things That you are unable to change. Change your own way Of looking at truth,

Sri Chinmoy
You must never forget that greatness does not guarantee happiness but goodness always does

You must never forget that greatness does not guarantee happiness but goodness always does

Sri Chinmoy
Do you want to make progress? If so, then take each problem not as a challenging rival, but as an encouraging friend of yours, who is helping you to arrive at your ultimate destination.

Do you want to make progress? If so, then take each problem not as a challenging rival, but as an encouraging friend of yours, who is helping you to arrive at your ultimate destination.

Sri Chinmoy
Wherever you go, go with inspiration and aspiration.
Whatever you do, do with love and concern.
Whomever you see, see with purity's beauty 
And responsibility's glory.

Wherever you go, go with inspiration and aspiration. Whatever you do, do with love and concern. Whomever you see, see with purity's beauty And responsibility's glory.

Sri Chinmoy
If we feel secure
In the depths of our heart,
We shall not challenge anybody,
For inner confidence
Is nothing short of
Complete satisfaction.

If we feel secure In the depths of our heart, We shall not challenge anybody, For inner confidence Is nothing short of Complete satisfaction.

Sri Chinmoy
Run and become.
Become and run.
Run to succeed in the outer world.
Become to proceed in the inner world.

Run and become. Become and run. Run to succeed in the outer world. Become to proceed in the inner world.

Sri Chinmoy
World-peace can be achieved when the power of love replaces the love of power.

World-peace can be achieved when the power of love replaces the love of power.

Sri Chinmoy
I begin by imagining 
The impossible
And end by accomplishing
The impossible.

I begin by imagining The impossible And end by accomplishing The impossible.

Sri Chinmoy
Instead of telling the world What it is supposed to do, Why don't you immediately do it yourself? In this way, I assure you, Your happiness will be surprisingly multiplied.

Instead of telling the world What it is supposed to do, Why don't you immediately do it yourself? In this way, I assure you, Your happiness will be surprisingly multiplied.

Sri Chinmoy
Daring enthusiasm 
And abiding cheerfulness
Can accomplish everything on earth
Without fail.

Daring enthusiasm And abiding cheerfulness Can accomplish everything on earth Without fail.

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

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

Sri Chinmoy
Look at your heart-flower and smile.
You will be able to solve your most pressing problems.

Look at your heart-flower and smile. You will be able to solve your most pressing problems.

Sri Chinmoy
Hope knows no fear.

Hope dares to blossom even inside the abysmal abyss.

Hope secretly feeds and strengthens promise.

Hope knows no fear. Hope dares to blossom even inside the abysmal abyss. Hope secretly feeds and strengthens promise.

Sri Chinmoy
Death is not the end death can never be the end. Death is the road. Life is the traveller. The Soul is the Guide

Death is not the end death can never be the end. Death is the road. Life is the traveller. The Soul is the Guide

Sri Chinmoy
Remain cheerful,
For nothing destructive can pierce through
The solid wall of cheerfulness.

Remain cheerful, For nothing destructive can pierce through The solid wall of cheerfulness.

Sri Chinmoy
Yesterday I was clever,
That is why I wanted to change the world.
Today I am wise,
That is why I am changing myself.

Yesterday I was clever, That is why I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, That is why I am changing myself.

Sri Chinmoy
Every day there is only one thing to learn: how to be honestly happy.

Every day there is only one thing to learn: how to be honestly happy.

Sri Chinmoy
Truth is in all,
But love is all.

Truth is in all, But love is all.

Sri Chinmoy
Your mind has a flood of questions.
There is but one teacher
Who can answer them.
Who is that teacher?
Your silence-loving heart.

Your mind has a flood of questions. There is but one teacher Who can answer them. Who is that teacher? Your silence-loving heart.

Sri Chinmoy
True humility means giving joy to others.

True humility means giving joy to others.

Sri Chinmoy
When we encourage others
With no personal motives,
We raise high, very high,
Humanity's progress-standard.

When we encourage others With no personal motives, We raise high, very high, Humanity's progress-standard.

Sri Chinmoy
I love my enemies for two reasons: they inspire me to recognise my weakness. They also inspire me to perfect my imperfect nature.

I love my enemies for two reasons: they inspire me to recognise my weakness. They also inspire me to perfect my imperfect nature.

Sri Chinmoy
True inner joy is self-created.
It does not depend on outer circumstances.
A river is flowing in and through you carrying the message of joy.
This divine joy is the sole purpose of life.

True inner joy is self-created. It does not depend on outer circumstances. A river is flowing in and through you carrying the message of joy. This divine joy is the sole purpose of life.

Sri Chinmoy
Now is the time to make good use of time.
Today is the day to begin a perfect day.

Now is the time to make good use of time. Today is the day to begin a perfect day.

Sri Chinmoy
Be universal in your love. You will see the universe to be the picture of your own being.

Be universal in your love. You will see the universe to be the picture of your own being.

Sri Chinmoy
Be kind, be all sympathy,
For each and every human being
Is forced to fight against himself.

Be kind, be all sympathy, For each and every human being Is forced to fight against himself.

Sri Chinmoy
To follow the crowd
Is to miss
The destination.

To follow the crowd Is to miss The destination.

Sri Chinmoy
Every second a seeker can start over,
For his life's mistakes
Are initial drafts
And not the final version.

Every second a seeker can start over, For his life's mistakes Are initial drafts And not the final version.

Sri Chinmoy
No matter how fleeting 
Your smile is,
Your smile is the very beginning
Of your wisdom-light.

No matter how fleeting Your smile is, Your smile is the very beginning Of your wisdom-light.

Sri Chinmoy
Do you want to be happy?
Then make your life as soulfully simple 
As sleeplessly breathing.

Do you want to be happy? Then make your life as soulfully simple As sleeplessly breathing.

Sri Chinmoy
The word

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.

Sri Chinmoy
I meditate
So that I can inundate
My entire being
With the omnipotent power of peace.

I meditate So that I can inundate My entire being With the omnipotent power of peace.

Sri Chinmoy
Tell others
When you love them.
This will really make their lives
Worth living.

Tell others When you love them. This will really make their lives Worth living.

Sri Chinmoy
In between your failure-tree
And your triumph-tree,
The tree that is growing
Is known as your patience-tree.

In between your failure-tree And your triumph-tree, The tree that is growing Is known as your patience-tree.

Sri Chinmoy
To make the fastest progress,
Be an absolutely cheerful
Hero-warrior
And take both victory and failure
As parallel experience rivers
Leading to the sea 
Of progress-delight.

To make the fastest progress, Be an absolutely cheerful Hero-warrior And take both victory and failure As parallel experience rivers Leading to the sea Of progress-delight.

Sri Chinmoy
If you want to understand yourself,
Then do not examine yourself.
Just love yourself more sincerely,
More soulfully
And more self-givingly.

If you want to understand yourself, Then do not examine yourself. Just love yourself more sincerely, More soulfully And more self-givingly.

Sri Chinmoy
Wait for tomorrow
To think tomorrow's thoughts.

Wait for tomorrow To think tomorrow's thoughts.

Sri Chinmoy
When you are right, everything around you is right, for the beautiful flow that is inside your heart has the capacity to spread its fragrance of oneness-light all around you.

When you are right, everything around you is right, for the beautiful flow that is inside your heart has the capacity to spread its fragrance of oneness-light all around you.

Sri Chinmoy
True gratitude can never come
From the mind.
It has to flow from the heart
To the mind, vital and body
Until everything that we have and are
Is a sea of gratitude.

True gratitude can never come From the mind. It has to flow from the heart To the mind, vital and body Until everything that we have and are Is a sea of gratitude.

Sri Chinmoy
Gratitude is pure happiness.
Happiness is sure perfection.

Gratitude is pure happiness. Happiness is sure perfection.

Sri Chinmoy
Not what happens to you
But how you accept it
Is of paramount importance.

Not what happens to you But how you accept it Is of paramount importance.

Sri Chinmoy
To succeed in any field,
Our enthusiasm-eyes must sparkle
And our enthusiasm-hearts
Must dance.

To succeed in any field, Our enthusiasm-eyes must sparkle And our enthusiasm-hearts Must dance.

Sri Chinmoy
Patience, increasing patience,
Is all we need
To be victorious
In the battlefield of life.

Patience, increasing patience, Is all we need To be victorious In the battlefield of life.

Sri Chinmoy
Beyond speech and mind,
Into the river of ever-effulgent Light
My heart dives.
Today thousands of doors, closed for millennia,
Are opened wide.

Beyond speech and mind, Into the river of ever-effulgent Light My heart dives. Today thousands of doors, closed for millennia, Are opened wide.

Sri Chinmoy
When I think good thoughts, I feel that man is not, after all, so bad.

When I think good thoughts, I feel that man is not, after all, so bad.

Sri Chinmoy
The language of the heart
Is the only language
That everybody can understand.

The language of the heart Is the only language That everybody can understand.

Sri Chinmoy
There is nothing more powerful than peace.

There is nothing more powerful than peace.

Sri Chinmoy
Your defeats in life's battlefield
Will soon be ending,
Because your mind is no longer indifferent 
To your heart's spontaneous enthusiasm.

Your defeats in life's battlefield Will soon be ending, Because your mind is no longer indifferent To your heart's spontaneous enthusiasm.

Sri Chinmoy
Poise is an unseen power,
And this unseen power is always ready
To come to the aid of the outer action.

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

Sri Chinmoy
A moment's truth
Can and shall make the world beautiful.
A moment's peace
Can and shall save the world.
A moment's love
Can and shall make the world perfect.

A moment's truth Can and shall make the world beautiful. A moment's peace Can and shall save the world. A moment's love Can and shall make the world perfect.

Sri Chinmoy
Fear is a real enemy. What does it do?
It buys our coffin long before we are destined to die.

Fear is a real enemy. What does it do? It buys our coffin long before we are destined to die.

Sri Chinmoy
What you powerfully hold
In your thought-world
Will make you either
A street beggar
Or a great king.

What you powerfully hold In your thought-world Will make you either A street beggar Or a great king.

Sri Chinmoy
A spiritually established life is not an easy task. But a materially satisfied life is an impossible task.

A spiritually established life is not an easy task. But a materially satisfied life is an impossible task.

Sri Chinmoy
Love is not a thing to understand.
Love is not a thing to feel.
Love is not a thing to give and receive.
Love is a thing only to become
And eternally be.

Love is not a thing to understand. Love is not a thing to feel. Love is not a thing to give and receive. Love is a thing only to become And eternally be.

Sri Chinmoy
Not the power to conquer others
But the power to become one with others
is the ultimate power.

Not the power to conquer others But the power to become one with others is the ultimate power.

Sri Chinmoy
Meditation is silence, energising and fulfilling. Silent is the eloquent expression of the inexpressible.

Meditation is silence, energising and fulfilling. Silent is the eloquent expression of the inexpressible.

Sri Chinmoy
Deepen your faith in yourself.
Nothing will be able
To frighten or weaken you.

Deepen your faith in yourself. Nothing will be able To frighten or weaken you.

Sri Chinmoy
Complete and total perfection will come about only when we feel that our perfection is no perfections as long as the rest of humanity remains imperfect.

Complete and total perfection will come about only when we feel that our perfection is no perfections as long as the rest of humanity remains imperfect.

Sri Chinmoy
Peace is eternal. It is never too late to have peace. Time is always ripe for that. We can make our life truly fruitful if we are not cut off from our Source, which is the peace of Eternity.

Peace is eternal. It is never too late to have peace. Time is always ripe for that. We can make our life truly fruitful if we are not cut off from our Source, which is the peace of Eternity.

Sri Chinmoy
Love the world. Otherwise, you will be forced to carry the heaviest load: your own bitter self.

Love the world. Otherwise, you will be forced to carry the heaviest load: your own bitter self.

Sri Chinmoy
God’s philosophy is simpler than the simplest: “Never give up, never give up!

God’s philosophy is simpler than the simplest: “Never give up, never give up!

Sri Chinmoy
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.

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.

Sri Chinmoy