Re: Never Grow Old
- Dear Snehashila,
You and many other sisters and brothers, whose physical age is over
60 years, have proved during the Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence
Marathon on August 25 that you could never grow old! Such
enthusiasm, joy, patience and faith you had! I have been so inspired
and proud of you. You are an excellent example of Sri Chinmoy's
philosophy of self-transcendence. Sri Chinmoy has shown in his
various sport activities that age is in the mind, not in the heart.
If we live in the heart, we can never grow old.
The Self-Transcendence Marathon results are posted here:
--- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, snehashila2
> [From Snehashila]
> The day after Sri Chinmoy's 73rd Birthday
> Question: How can I become like a child again and accomplish a
> spiritual rebirth?
> Sri Chinmoy: This rebirth must take place in the mind, in the body
> and in the vital. It must take place in the innermost, unconscious
> part of yourself, that part which was engulfed by ignorance,
> imperfections and limitation. When this spiritual rebirth takes
> place and you feel a dawn of a new consciousness and give it to your
> Master and to the Supreme, as you would offer a flower. When you are
> giving the flower, feel that it is not something you have plucked
> from a tree, but that it is your entire being which you are placing
> at the Feet of the Supreme. Then you will see this flower blooming
> petal by petal, and you will bloom inwardly with your inner
> fragrance, like a child. Deep within yourself a child will be
> growing and your outer age will disappear from you. But this will
> happen only when your aspiring consciousness has full mastery over
> your body, vital, mind and heart and has made your whole existence
> into a flower which you have offered at the Feet of the Supreme.
> It is inevitable for each being who has entered into the spiritual
> life to have a spiritual rebirth in this life. Everyone must feel
> that he is a conscious, dynamic instrument, a child of the Divine.
> Everyone has to feel this Truth and become this Truth. When it is
> done, the child is no longer a child; he becomes Divinity itself.
> And God-realisation is not only possible but inevitable. Only a
> child has the right to be in the lap of the Father, and the Father
> is eager to have the child in His lap. He is proud of having the
> child and the child is proud of having the Father.