- I find it fascinating to observe that even though I only attended six
days of Celebrations this August and they were not even all
consecutive I felt immersed in a sea of happiness pretty instantly on
each of my three visits to New York.
I would be interested to know if others shared my sentiments but
through at least surface impressions it seemed that everyone outwardly
stayed healthier than usual and that overall spirits were exceedingly
positive. So much of what meditation is all about deals in the
intangibles and the invisible. By way of example, I think this year's
celebration of Sri Chinmoy's birthday spanning two days - Aug 27-28th
was the best ever for me. My rational mind questions how that is
possible when a deluge of rain visited us a good part of the time and
our activities were all outdoors.
Maybe this joy and aspiration that blossomed regardless of outer
circumstances proves how one can overcome outer circumstances through
inner poise and meditation. Surely the weather could have dampened our
spirits and I had nearly given up hope on staying dry. It was also
unusually cold for this time of year in New York. Yet the weather
seemed meaningless as the meditations and activities unfolded with
So many beautiful birthday greeting letters were shared. A plethora of
eminent guests dignified our gathering with their heartfelt and loving
presence. All manner of performances were offered and as usual I felt
that there is none luckier than us to share in the diverse and in some
instances completely professional talents of Sri Chinmoy's students.
Though it defies logic, it is proof indeed that the inner life
transforms outer details. When that inner life is shared and guided by
Sri Chinmoy's divine love I can think of no better road to walk
through this journey called life.