A "Self-Transcendence" prayer
- At the start of the Self-Transcendence Marathon at Rock Lake Sri
Chinmoy composes an inspirational prayer.
The latest has not yet reached book stage, so here, in honour of the
participants, helpers and runners alike, of the Self-Transcendence
races all over the world, I feel inspired to post a prayer from "My
Blessingful And Pride-Flooded Dedication to the Indomitable Runners of
the 3100-mile Self-Transcendence Race".
From the Preface:
"The runners and helpers all derived boundless inspiration from Sri
Chinmoy's morning prayers."
The prayer is beautifully written in Sri Chinmoy's own handwriting.
- Dear Beverly,
I am not sure you are talking about the song composed yesterday
at the Self-Transcendance marathon at Rock Lake. That one I was lucky
to receive. Definitely unofficial version.
Is unimaginable joy
To the heart
And unspeakable torture
To the body, mind and vital."
- Hi Doris
Sorry for the ambiguity. The aphorism I posted was from a book I
received from the book-club. Than-you for posting the version from
Rockland Lake (I mistakenly wrote Rock Lake in the previous message).
Paddling is nice, but like you, my heart is elsewhere as Sri Chinmoy's
- I had a funny feeling when I wrote "Rock lake" but somehow was
to 'lazy' to look it up... rock in the lake or rock on the land - it
all makes sense. :-)
Our mutual 'fate' made me think of Sri Aurobindo. He and his brothers
were brought to Oxford, England at a young age. For some reason their
father stopped sending money for them. Facing poverty he or his brother
said, that they had the opportunity to have more oneness with the poor
and then they forgot about it. Soon after that Sri Aurobindo started
publishing his early works - he brought home money.
I am trying to have more oneness with our senior members who almost
never go to New York, they are so kind, generous and caring.
It also made me think of the Russian students who rarely see their
master. They are organising races such as a marathon on Guru's
birthday. They are inspiring me.
- This is also an unofficial version of the aphorism that Sri Chinmoy
gave at the start of the marathon but this is what I wrote down:
Marathon is an unimaginable
joy-experience of the heart.
Marathon is an unbearable
suffering-experience of the body, vital and the mind.
It was a wonderful race and I was so happy to be there even though I
was not running.