80 Sri Chinmoy Quotes To Enlighten Your Spiritual Side
Indian spiritual leader
Shakpura Village, Chittagong District, East Bengal, British India (now Bangladesh)
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. Judge nothing, you will be happy. Forgive everything, you will be happier. Love everything, you will be happiest. Hate is often an obverse form of love.
You hate someone whom you really wish to love but whom you cannot love. Be sincere in your thoughts,
Be pure in your feelings.
You will not have to run after happiness.
Happiness will run after you. Peace begins
When expectation ends. If we feel inwardly strong, we will have no need or desire to speak ill of others. Just one smile
Immensely increases the beauty
Of the universe. 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. 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. 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. Love your enemy.
It will not only puzzle him,
But finally illumine him. Do not
Blame the world.
Find a solution. 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. 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. 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. Try not to change the world. You will fail. Try to love the world. Lo, the world is changed. Changed forever. 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. You must never forget that greatness does not guarantee happiness but goodness always does Never worry about things
That you are unable to change.
Change your own way
Of looking at truth, 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. If we feel secure
In the depths of our heart,
We shall not challenge anybody,
For inner confidence
Is nothing short of
Complete satisfaction. Run and become.
Become and run.
Run to succeed in the outer world.
Become to proceed in the inner world. World-peace can be achieved when the power of love replaces the love of power. I begin by imagining
And end by accomplishing
The impossible. 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. 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. Daring enthusiasm
And abiding cheerfulness
Can accomplish everything on earth
Without fail. Look at your heart-flower and smile.
You will be able to solve your most pressing problems. Hope knows no fear.
Hope dares to blossom even inside the abysmal abyss.
Hope secretly feeds and strengthens promise. Death is not the end death can never be the end. Death is the road. Life is the traveller. The Soul is the Guide Remain cheerful,
For nothing destructive can pierce through
The solid wall of cheerfulness. Yesterday I was clever,
That is why I wanted to change the world.
Today I am wise,
That is why I am changing myself. Not by blaming the world, not by shunning the world, but only be loving the world can I have peace of mind Every day there is only one thing to learn: how to be honestly happy. Truth is in all,
But love is all. Your mind has a flood of questions.
There is but one teacher
Who can answer them.
Who is that teacher?
Your silence-loving heart. True humility means giving joy to others. When we encourage others
With no personal motives,
We raise high, very high,
Humanity's progress-standard. Now is the time to make good use of time.
Today is the day to begin a perfect day. Be universal in your love. You will see the universe to be the picture of your own being. Be kind, be all sympathy,
For each and every human being
Is forced to fight against himself. To follow the crowd
Is to miss
The destination. Every second a seeker can start over,
For his life's mistakes
Are initial drafts
And not the final version. No matter how fleeting
Your smile is,
Your smile is the very beginning
Of your wisdom-light. Do you want to be happy?
Then make your life as soulfully simple
As sleeplessly breathing. 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. Tell others
When you love them.
This will really make their lives
Worth living. In between your failure-tree
And your triumph-tree,
The tree that is growing
Is known as your patience-tree. To make the fastest progress,
Be an absolutely cheerful
And take both victory and failure
As parallel experience rivers
Leading to the sea
Of progress-delight. If you want to understand yourself,
Then do not examine yourself.
Just love yourself more sincerely,
And more self-givingly. Wait for tomorrow
To think tomorrow's thoughts. I love my enemies for two reasons: they inspire me to recognise my weakness. They also inspire me to perfect my imperfect nature. 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. I meditate
So that I can inundate
My entire being
With the omnipotent power of peace. 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. 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. Gratitude is pure happiness.
Happiness is sure perfection. Not what happens to you
But how you accept it
Is of paramount importance. To succeed in any field,
Our enthusiasm-eyes must sparkle
And our enthusiasm-hearts
Must dance. Patience, increasing patience,
Is all we need
To be victorious
In the battlefield of life. Beyond speech and mind,
Into the river of ever-effulgent Light
My heart dives.
Today thousands of doors, closed for millennia,
Are opened wide. When I think good thoughts, I feel that man is not, after all, so bad. The language of the heart
Is the only language
That everybody can understand. There is nothing more powerful than peace. Your defeats in life's battlefield
Will soon be ending,
Because your mind is no longer indifferent
To your heart's spontaneous enthusiasm. Poise is an unseen power,
And this unseen power is always ready
To come to the aid of the outer action. 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. Fear is a real enemy. What does it do?
It buys our coffin long before we are destined to die. What you powerfully hold
In your thought-world
Will make you either
A street beggar
Or a great king. A spiritually established life is not an easy task. But a materially satisfied life is an impossible task. Not the power to conquer others
But the power to become one with others
is the ultimate power. Meditation is silence, energising and fulfilling. Silent is the eloquent expression of the inexpressible. Deepen your faith in yourself.
Nothing will be able
To frighten or weaken you.
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.
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.
Love the world. Otherwise, you will be forced to carry the heaviest load: your own bitter self.
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.
God’s philosophy is simpler than the simplest: “Never give up, never give up! 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.