20061Re: The way of the warrior
- May 26, 2007I am not sure I got to what I wanted to say.
Through sickness sometimes one can get a glimpse of the long race and
what you might went through, but if you don't tell us we will never
come to know.
Therefore I was happy and it would be great to hear more about the
divine adventure of running 3100 miles!!
--- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, cott_doris
> I am so happy to get some insights into this world of your's while
> running, I would even write more but can not sit for too long but
> find it worth to reply to.
> You are both most probably right in what you are saying. I
> particularly 'admire' Smarana's and others modesty on speaking
> the long run.pain
> I thought maybe people with serious diseases or people being in
> suffering from this or that have a little bit of a similarexperience
> fighting maybe for their life, what is actually not my case but aone
> friends'. You know what I mean?
> Someone's receptivity to God might have been increased through pain
> or through the grace of God and someone may feel that by making fun
> of him or her unintentionally, who might even be called a doctor
> might receive a very good life energy and increases one's willpower
> in the never ending race.
> --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, smarana31
> <no_reply@> wrote:
> > Hi dear fellow runner,
> > how nicely you have described and the innocent joy of a
> > child, that only the child in the runner can taste to the
> > full extend. Sri Chinmoy always emphasises the importance of
> > a childlike attitude. If we can feel like a 7 year old child,
> > we are immediately living in our heart and enjoying
> > experiences in its pristine essence, without the mind as an
> > intermediate station, that wants to explain and analyse. If
> > the mind is involved, things are getting dry and the
> > fragrance goes away. The mind has its meaning for counting
> > 1+1 and things like that, but if we want to taste the
> > immediate pristine joy, we have to stay in the heart.
> > Yes, definitely every runner is a different person after such
> > a race, as you wrote, that in the beginning you do not
> > recognise it, but at least after the race, you feel that you
> > have left an old life behind. You have worn off so much of
> > the old stuff, that you were carrying around, and the body
> > seems to shine with an inner light. At least, that is the way
> > I feel it. The chakra of light, that is getting stronger as
> > the race advances, is spinning and helping the runners, to
> > keep the pace, and go on day for day. Madhupran Schwerk, the
> > current world record holder for the 3100miles race (42days)
> > said, "There is so much prana around, I can just feel it and
> > use it."
> > I always tell people, that this race is more a pilgrimage
> > than a competition. It may be ten years back, when Al Howie,
> > an ultra-running legend said, "You come to the ultraraces
> > from The Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team, and you leave as a better
> > person." For all the critics, is that not a reason?
> > Happy running and keep fit
> > Smarana
> > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, sopan_31
> > <no_reply@> wrote:
> > >
> > > 3100 Miles! What is to run 3100 miles? How does it feel to
> > > run in circles for 50 days with not a single day off? You can
> > > never know if haven't been there running on the stone hard
> > > concrete, under the blazing merciless hot sun, fighting
> > > fatigue, injuries, problems and going through emotional
> > > extremes due to the harsh conditions of this challenge of a
> > > life time.
> > >
> > > You start running as someone, you keep running as the same
> > > person for a week or two and than you realize you are someone
> > > else and than someone else and someone else, you keep
> > > changing, the world around you changes, it becomes more
> > > simple, little things give you joy, simple jokes make you
> > > laugh loud.
> > >
> > > You are bound to the invisible chakra circle of energy, 883
> > > meter loop but you are more free than ever in your life, you
> > > can scream with laughter, you can jump, you can push yourself
> > > ever harder and your joy and happiness know no bounds because
> > > you are fulfilling the mission of your existence, manifesting
> > > the unlimited will power, unleashing the spirit of the
> > > warrior, the kshatria who has finally found the battlefield
> > > of his dreams where he can master ever more all the invisible
> > > weapons of the spirit.
> > >
> > > You are free because the divine innocent child has come
> > > forward running around to please its parents. This divine
> > > child is simple all it needs is running in circles, there is
> > > no care in the world that can destroy its faith in his father
> > > and love for its mother for this faith and love give the
> > > "golden child" unbounded energy and purpose in its life. What
> > > can make the child more happy than pleasing its parents and
> > > showing them how humbly and faithfully it can undertake the
> > > seemingly impossible task given to it by them.
> > >
> > > The world of the runners is a world of its own the same way
> > > the world of the children is a world of there own. No adult
> > > can taste the joy of the children running in circles from
> > > morning to evening. We say that the 3100 is a mind breaker.
> > > If your mind does not become childlike but at the same time
> > > sincerely serious of the long journey than you cannot
> > > continue, your pride of an adult comes forward and says:
> > > "this is so stupid and meaningless, doing circles, what is
> > > this I have more serious things to do" but the child is happy
> > > in its simplicity.
> > >
> > > "The world's
> > > Longest distance-runners
> > > Are God's Heart-treasured children."
> > >
> > > [unofficial]
> > >
> > > -Sri Chinmoy
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Sopan
> > >
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