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.
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.