21488Re: Running in the Cold (was: Winter and Christmas carols)
- Dec 13, 2007This is a wonderful story Smarana. How I hope more will be coming
from you and our other intrepid runners (as Sahishnu often referred to
all of you long distance runners).
--- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, smarana31
> Thank you Arpan for your inspiring article!
> You inspired us in your article to write running experiences with Guru.
> Well I can not brag of having been around Guru for over 30 years and
> so I have to rely on the time, when Guru was getting joy from watching
> his students running.
> Well, I want to share two experiences that I had with Guru in the
> ultra running "world".
> 1994 I entered the multi day arena, with practically no experience.
> I felt an inner urge to go for it, also I had my doubts in the
> So I was there, on Wards Island running my loops and trying to cope
> with the distance and pressure of finishing 700 miles.
> So, I was really pushing myself, with iron self discipline without any
> One night Guru was coming unusually late.
> There was this cute little blue house, nicely decorated and the light
> was on.
> I was basically crawling by that time, but I had not done my minimum,
> before taking a sleeping brake. So, I went there with the expectation
> of getting an extra boost, as it usually happend. So, after having
> taken the Prasad, I started running again. After half a lap, I got so
> tired, that I had to fight to my tent and take some sleep.
> So, Guru saw my exhaust and sent me to bed.
> My next multi day race, the first 10 day race, I got a total opposite
> After Guru had driven around the race course, I could see a yellow
> light around my whole body, and the light would get brighter and
> bigger when my consciousness would be calm and would get smaller, when
> I got a little agitated. Having this light around me I could run any
> speed I would like to, with the inner confidence, not to get any
> injury. It was like an inexhaustible resource of energy, light and joy.
> So, my first race Guru set me to sleep and my second race he carried
> my around.
> Runners are Smilers
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