- "To receive something with joy is to give ten things in return with gratitude."
by Sri Chinmoy
from Yoga and the Spiritual Life, p. 30
A few links to good sites about Sri Chinmoy, and Sri Chinmoy's works:
Sri Chinmoy Library - http://www.srichinmoylibrary.com
Sri Chinmoy Poetry - http://www.srichinmoypoetry.com
Sri Chinmoy Races - http://www.srichinmoyraces.org
Sri Chinmoy Centre - http://www.srichinmoycentre.org
Sri Chinmoy Music - http://www.srichinmoymusic.com
Sri Chinmoy Art - http://www.srichinmoyart.com
Radio Sri Chinmoy - http://www.radiosrichinmoy.org
Sri Chinmoy TV - http://www.srichinmoy.tv
Sri Chinmoy's main site: http://www.srichinmoy.org
- I just returned home from my trip to attendSri Chinmoy's April activities. In evey way it hasbeen so inspiring and uplifting, deep andbeautiful. I could write a lot about it, but Ithink most of us were present themselves towitness these beautiful moments.What I would like to say is this:GRATITUDEGRATITUDEGRATITUDEGratitude for giving me the chance ofbeing present,Gratitude because you have created in mea small grain of receptivity,Gratitude because every time I seeSri Chinmoy it is an ever new experience.Nivedak
- I just want to take a moment to express again my gratitude to all of
you, brothers and
sisters, who are posting such inspiring and delightful messages. Itis
really a great joy
to be part of this wonderful galaxy of devotion-stars, part of this
and it is especially so on a day like today,when I need to be
inspired. I have spent the
last hour or so looking through messages, and I am moved,
which I find inspiring, chanting a mantra, and enjoying these few
immensely. The devotion and gratitude that I feel in the people who
messages inspires me to greater heights! It is all quite beautiful,
like looking at a
garden with most beautiful flowers. Thanks to all!
- Yeah, verily! I second that motion! Thank-you, to everyone, for all
the tremendous inspiration. Especially in the past couple of weeks or
so: the output has been really cranked-up!
Sir Isaac Newton introduced the world to the concept of gravity.
Well, there's what I'd term "spiritual gravity" also in existence: if
you're not consciously and continuously lifting yourself up, then the
very nature of most of the rest of the world is to drag you down
again. Truth be told, we can't do it all for ourselves: we all need
some help. That's one reason why this Inspiration Group is so
wonderful: we can all help and inspire each other!
Thank God there's someone like Sri Chinmoy on this little earth-
planet who constantly does so much for the betterment of humanity.
For a glimpse into some of his work, check out
(if you haven't already done so!)
--- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, ckglotus
> I just want to take a moment to express again my gratitude to all ofItis
> you, brothers and
> sisters, who are posting such inspiring and delightful messages.
> really a great joy
> to be part of this wonderful galaxy of devotion-stars, part of this
> beautiful joy-flower,
> and it is especially so on a day like today,when I need to be
> inspired. I have spent the
> last hour or so looking through messages, and I am moved,
> smiling,repeating poems
> which I find inspiring, chanting a mantra, and enjoying these few
> immensely. The devotion and gratitude that I feel in the people who
> are posting
> messages inspires me to greater heights! It is all quite beautiful,
> like looking at a
> garden with most beautiful flowers. Thanks to all!
- Thank you Sunamita for the sanity reminder.
Tomorrow is a good day for me to go to Ananda Fuara, to be immersed
in the light, and to attempt once again to be properly grounded.
- Here's the Real Gratitude Offering -- A Tribute to Our Guru, An
Avatar of The Highest. These selections are from "Dictionary of The
An Avatar's pure essence is God, the Absolute.
God's sure substance is an Avatar
Of the highest magnitude.
An Avatar is not the monopoly of any individual.
An Avatar's soul is for Divinity's Humanity
And his heart is for Humanity's Divinity.
An Avatar's constant realisation is
That there is nothing too great to achieve,
And that nothing is too small to receive.
An Avatar is God's daily practice of Infinite Compassion.
To have an Avatar-Guru is to run on the shortest road to God.
An Avatar is the divinely illumined Choice
And supremely manifested Voice
An Avatar executes.
Man either accepts or rejects.
When he accepts, he becomes the light of life.
When he rejects, he becomes the night of death.
An Avatar is God's compassionate descent and man's conscious ascent.
Thank you Dharmaja & Everyone,
--- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, dharmaja
> Thank you Sunamita for the sanity reminder.
> Tomorrow is a good day for me to go to Ananda Fuara, to be immersed
> in the light, and to attempt once again to be properly grounded.
I became Sri Chinmoy's student 28 years ago. I wasn't an active
member of a center for very long, but even so Sri Chinmoy has always
been in my heart and with me every step of my life, helping me
whenever the going got tough. I couldn't imagine my life without
Ever since I got connected to the Internet, I've wanted to hear more
about Guru. I was overjoyed to find this site. This is a simple
letter to express my deep gratitude to those who are spending their
time to provide the rest of us with this service.
- For this message I would like to offer my heart's bountiful love and
gratitude to my wonderful disciple-family. You are all beautiful
flowers in our master's aspiration-garden. Each of us is so unique
and special, with a divine role to play. We are indeed fortunate to
have Sri Chinmoy as our loving teacher who is with us inwardly 24
hours each day, guiding us with his love and wisdom.
I feel so fortunate to be part of this spiritual community where
everyone's voice is equally important and valued. This is the true
nature of a spiritual democracy, where each of us is able to use our
God-given freedom to express our deepest concerns and feelings. It
is especially significant for women and minorities who are often
kept in the background in many other organizations.
I would also like to send a big round of applause to those brave
disciples who are running 3,100 miles in honor of our master. It
truly is an amazing testament to your faith, and I take my hat off
to all of you. I wish you all Godspeed.
love, Franny :o)
- Everything comes back to gratitude. The best of times and the worst
of times are all connected by gratitude. We are so happy and
grateful when things are going well. And when things aren't going so
well, we can be grateful for what we are compared to what we were.
And we can always be thankful for chocolate too! I am so grateful
for the blessings I have recieved from Sri Chinmoy.
- I know this has been said many times before, but thank you all for
the wonderful and inspiring postings on this site.
I have spent the last week sick with the flu and am still recovering.
During this time I have felt many times that my life is crashing in
around me, and I have struggled with the most basic of things, the
most important one of these being meditation.
So it is so wonderful to be reminded about how special our lives on
this path are. I may not be about to run a 3100 mile race, but at
least I try to grow into my soul's light at least some of the time.
For this priveledge I must be thankful from the depths of my heart.
"My Absolute Lord Supreme,
My gratitude-heart is the only place
Where I can see
Sri Chinmoy, from "Secrets From My Soul"
- "My Lord Supreme told me
That my gratitude-heart
Has nullified the distance
Between my earth and His Heaven"
Excerpt from Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, Part 22 by Sri
- Dear all,
I would just like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to all who have
helped with the start-up of a new Centre here in Split. We are growing
in number, and are having a great time together - singing and learning
new songs, reading spiritual texts both in English and in Croatian,
watching spiritual videos, running on a beautiful hill with lots of
trees that is surrounded by the sea. The air is healing, the sun is
smiling, and our hearts are full of joy.
We just came back from a Concert of Sri Chinmoy's and are feeling full
of light and hope for a better life. It is so good to be in the
vicinity of a real spiritual Master, even for a little while, for they
inspire us to bring to the fore our very best qualities, and transform
the not so good ones :))
In the life of aspiration and dedication
The gratitude-deer always runs the fastest,
Always achieves the most,
Always becomes the perfection-satisfaction
Of the highest
Most fulfilling and fulfilled
Supreme in us.
Gratitude is not a human achievement.
Gratitude is a divine treasure
Granted to us
By the inner Pilot within us,
The Absolute Supreme.
- Gratitude to all dear friends who post on this amazing and immortal site.
Gratitude for your concern for each other, love for each other and all of humanity and for
the individuality you bring to the site.
Gratitude for your off-beat sense of humour, your compassion and your ever amazing and
increasing depth of knowledge.
Gratitiude for your persistence, your vulnerability and your honesty.
Gratitude to those who live near and far for insights into other aspects of our world and
for beautiful evocative and heart warming images of both our inner and outer worlds.
Gratitude to you all