When Sri Chinmoy came to Berlin in 1990 he wished all new students to be
lifted by him. (For those who do not know... Sri Chinmoy is honoring
people of all kinds of walks of life by lifting them overhead.
We were around 68 new students and also saw our teacher for the first
My son was 7 years old at that time and was told he would be to small
to get lifted (for safety reasons). He was so eager to be lifted
that he bothered me repeatedly to ask the people coordinating the event
whether they could make an exception and allow him to get lifted.
He was accepted. When it was his turn he stood
on the platform waiting for the lift to happen (usually Sri Chinmoy
is concentrating for a while before doing the lift). The funny thing
was that he was chewing chewing gum (hm... I didn't buy the gum) and the
moment Guru lifted him it seemed to be unexpected to him; he stopped
chewing and left his mouth wide open. The whole audience was
Some years later he was around 11 or 12 we travelled to Prague,
(Cechoslovakia) to help organising a concert Sri Chinmoy was going to
give in that city. He became immediately friend with Devashishu.
They spent much time together inspite
my son didn't speak any English at that time. One of the amusing
things for Devashishu was my son screaming "she is coming!!" meaning
the tram they were supposed to go by. (Actually my son overheard ME
Every year at the time of his birthday I ask him his desires for a
birthday gift and he is not to shy to express them. Next week on
Monday he will be celebrating his 25th birthday. I had already a joke
on my lips when I asked him about this year's birthday gift.
Surprisingly he said: "Peace of mind." Then there was silence for a
while on both sides.
A friend of his got a paralysis at the right half of his face,
another friend of his died unexpectedly. This was sad news and for
the first time we had a serious conversation about concentration and
I deeply feel 'privileged' to get inner and outer help from our
teacher Sri Chinmoy whenever I have an inner or outer problem and am
also grateful that I can share with others what I am learning on the
spiritual path. We never know what can happen in our lives. We can
live for one hundred years or we can pass away tomorrow.
This reminds me of a recent post by Richard (message 19575)that
"We never know how long we have to live, or what fate has in
It's worth it reading.