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Sri Chinmoy

Birthdate: 27. August 1931
Date of death: 11. October 2007
Other names: Chinmoy Sri, Šrí Činmoj, Činmoj Kumar Ghoš, Chinmoy Kumar Ghose

Chinmoy Kumar Ghose, better known as Sri Chinmoy

, was an Indian spiritual leader who taught meditation in the West after moving to New York City in 1964. Chinmoy established his first meditation center in Queens, New York, and eventually had 7,000 students in 60 countries. A prolific author, artist, poet, and musician, he also held public events such as concerts and meditations on the theme of inner peace. Chinmoy advocated a spiritual path to God through prayer and meditation. He advocated athleticism including distance running, swimming, and weightlifting. He organized marathons and other races, and was an active runner and, following a knee injury, weightlifter.

Quotes Sri Chinmoy

„No religion is absolutely perfect.“

—  Sri Chinmoy

Mother India's Lighthouse: India's Spiritual Leaders (1971)
Context: No religion is absolutely perfect. Yet not only do we fight for religion, but also are we often willing to sacrifice our lives for it. And what we hopelessly fail to do is to live it. A true religion is that which has no caste, no creed, no colour. It is but an all-uniting and all-pervading embrace.

„The Source is God, who is all Love.“

—  Sri Chinmoy

The Wings of Joy (1997)
Context: 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.

„Peace has a special friend: Joy. Anger has only one friend: Destruction.“

—  Sri Chinmoy

April 27
Meditations: Food For The Soul (1970)
Context: Anger has an enemy: Peace. Peace has no enemy. Peace has a special friend: Joy. Anger has only one friend: Destruction.

„In my philosophy everyone, including the poor, sick and aged, belongs to one family — God’s Family.“

—  Sri Chinmoy

World-Destruction: Never, Impossible! (1994)
Context: In my philosophy everyone, including the poor, sick and aged, belongs to one family — God’s Family. God is at once poor and rich, sick and healthy, young and old, for He exists inside each and every individual. Here on earth we are all God’s children.

„When we try to express the experience of the Infinite Consciousness, our human tongue loses all its power of expression.“

—  Sri Chinmoy

June 19
Meditations: Food For The Soul (1970)
Context: When we try to express the experience of the Infinite Consciousness, our human tongue loses all its power of expression. What shall we do then? We shall have to remain silent. Lo! In no time we shall realise that Silence is infinitely more eloquent and more fruitful than words.

„Because everybody feels superior, disharmony at every moment is entering into our lives.“

—  Sri Chinmoy

#337, Part 8
Context: Lack of harmony comes when I feel that I know how to do something better than you. Lack of harmony is the song and dance of superiority. Because everybody feels superior, disharmony at every moment is entering into our lives.

„A true religion is that which has no caste, no creed, no colour. It is but an all-uniting and all-pervading embrace.“

—  Sri Chinmoy

Mother India's Lighthouse: India's Spiritual Leaders (1971)
Context: No religion is absolutely perfect. Yet not only do we fight for religion, but also are we often willing to sacrifice our lives for it. And what we hopelessly fail to do is to live it. A true religion is that which has no caste, no creed, no colour. It is but an all-uniting and all-pervading embrace.

„Life is nothing but the expansion of love.“

—  Sri Chinmoy

The Wings of Joy (1997)
Context: 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.

„If you really love someone, then it is difficult to find fault with him. His faults seem negligible, for love means oneness.“

—  Sri Chinmoy

Citation- ffb-132, Part 4
Fifty Freedom-Boats To One Golden Shore (1974)
Context: Where love is thick, faults are thin. If you really love someone, then it is difficult to find fault with him. His faults seem negligible, for love means oneness.

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„When we repeat the name of God, if love comes to the fore, then our prayer, our concentration, our meditation, our contemplation are genuine.“

—  Sri Chinmoy

Source: Service-Boat And Love-Boatman (1974), p. 2, Part 1
Context: 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. When we say "God", if fear comes into our mind, then we are millions and billions of miles away from Him. When we repeat the name of God, if love comes to the fore, then our prayer, our concentration, our meditation, our contemplation are genuine.

„War forgets peace. Peace forgives war. War is the death of the life human. Peace is the birth of the Life Divine.“

—  Sri Chinmoy

Songs of the Soul (1971)
Context: War forgets peace. Peace forgives war. War is the death of the life human. Peace is the birth of the Life Divine. Our vital passions want war. Our psychic emotions desire peace.

„Science depends on outer experiment. Spirituality depends on inner searching and seeking.“

—  Sri Chinmoy

Songs of the Soul (1971)
Context: Science depends on outer experiment. Spirituality depends on inner searching and seeking. A scientist discovers the power that very often threatens even his own life. A spiritual seeker discovers the power that guides and moulds his life into a life of divine fulfilment.

„The very acceptance of the spiritual life demands enormous courage. This courage is not the courage of a haughty, rough person who will strike others to assert his superiority; it is totally different.“

—  Sri Chinmoy

The Wings of Joy (1997)
Context: The very acceptance of the spiritual life demands enormous courage. This courage is not the courage of a haughty, rough person who will strike others to assert his superiority; it is totally different. This courage is our constant awareness of what we are entering into, of what we are going to become, of what we are going to reveal.

„Man invents war. Man discovers peace.“

—  Sri Chinmoy

Songs of the Soul (1971)
Context: 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.

„It is an act of folly on our part to expect the same truth, the same knowledge and the same power from both science and spirituality.“

—  Sri Chinmoy

Songs of the Soul (1971)
Context: Now what should be the relation between science and spirituality? It should be a relation of mutual acceptance and true understanding. It is an act of folly on our part to expect the same truth, the same knowledge and the same power from both science and spirituality. We must not do that. Neither must we set up the same goal for science and spirituality.

„Nothing can be greater than love. God is great only because He has infinite Love.“

—  Sri Chinmoy

Source: Service-Boat And Love-Boatman (1974), p. 2, Part 1
Context: 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. When we say "God", if fear comes into our mind, then we are millions and billions of miles away from Him. When we repeat the name of God, if love comes to the fore, then our prayer, our concentration, our meditation, our contemplation are genuine.

„When the power of love replaces the love of power, man will have a new name: God.“

—  Sri Chinmoy

January 20
Variants: My books, they all have only one message: the heart's Power Of Love must replace the mind's Love Of Power. If I have the Power Of Love, then I shall claim the whole World as my own … World Peace can be achieved when the Power Of Love replaces the Love Of Power.
Cited to Chinmoy's book My Heart Shall Give A Oneness-Feast (1993)
In The Forbes Book of Business Quotations (1997) edited by Edward C. Goodman and Ted Goodman, p. 639 a similar statement has become attributed to William Ewart Gladstone, and is also cited in "The National Elementary School Principal" Vol 28 published in 1948: "We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace." A similar statement has also become attributed to Jimi Hendrix, though he could have been quoting or paraphrasing Chinmoy, or conceivably Gladstone: "When the power of love overcomes love of power the world will know peace."
Meditations: Food For The Soul (1970)
Variant: When the power of love divinely replaces the love of power, man will have a new name: God. Source: Sri Chinmoy (1971): My rose petals: the master's extemporaneous talks in Europe, Sri Chinmoy Centre, p. 31. Google Books link http://books.google.pt/books?id=I2pRAAAAYAAJ&q=%22+love+divinely+replaces+%22&dq=%22+love+divinely+replaces+%22&hl=pt-PT&sa=X&ei=fNb8UrPVGsTIhAeS54H4Dw&redir_esc=y.

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