Sri Chinmoy

Biography

Sri Chinmoy was born in the small village of Shakpura in East Bengal, India (now Bangladesh) in 1931. He was the youngest of seven children in a devout family. In 1944, after the passing of both of his parents, he joined his brothers and sisters at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, a spiritual community near Pondicherry in South India. He prayed and meditated for several hours a day, having many deep inner experiences. It was here that he first began writing poetry to convey his widening mystical vision. He also took an active part in Ashram life and was an athletic champion for many years.

Heeding an inner command, Sri Chinmoy came to the United States in 1964 to be of service to spiritual aspirants in the Western world. During the 43 years that he lived in the West, he opened more than 100 meditation Centres worldwide and served as spiritual guide to thousands of students. Sri Chinmoy’s boundless creativity found expression not only in poetry and other forms of literature, but also in musical composition and performance, art and sport. In each sphere he sought to convey the diverse experiences that comprise the spiritual journey: the search for truth and beauty, the struggle to transcend limitations, and the supremely fulfilling communion of the human soul with the Divine.

As a self-described student of peace who combined Eastern spirituality and Western dynamism in a remarkable way, Sri Chinmoy garnered international renown. In 1970, at the request of U Thant, third Secretary-General of the United Nations, he began the twice-weekly peace meditations for delegates and staff members at UN headquarters that continue to this day. He offered hundreds of peace concerts, always free of charge, in the U.S. and many other countries. He founded the World Harmony Run, a biennial Olympic-style relay in which runners pass a flaming peace torch from hand to hand as they travel around the globe bearing the message of universal oneness. And he established the Oneness-Heart-Tears and Smiles humanitarian organization, which serves the less fortunate members of the world family by supplying food, medical and educational equipment and other urgent support.

On 11 October 2007, Sri Chinmoy passed behind the curtain of Eternity. His creative, peace-loving and humanitarian endeavours are carried on worldwide by his students, who practise meditation and strive to serve the world in accordance with his timeless teachings.

Where to find Sri Chinmoy online


Books

The Wisdom of Sri Chinmoy
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 137,110. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Meditation, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Throughout the ages. the timeless words of great spiritual teachers have been recorded in classic works that have become universally known and revered. The example of the Christ is illuminated in the New Testament; the way of the Buddha is embodied in the Dhammapada; the Bhagavad Gita reveals the immortal truths of Sri Krishna. Now the light of Sri Chinmoy is here in this clear spiritual guide.
27,000 Aspiration-Plants, Part 2
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 32,640. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » Meditation, Nonfiction » New Age » Mysticism
This book can be picked up in those moments where you feel the need for a surge of inner courage, an uplifting message, or merely a reminder of what is real in this transient world. Sometimes we just need to be re-focused on our spiritual path and Sri Chinmoy’s wise and lucid words have a way of clearing our minds of obstructions and guiding us to our own spiritual awakening.
The Source of Music
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 20,980. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Eastern mysticism, Nonfiction » New Age » Meditation
Whether you are a musician or a music-lover, Sri Chinmoy's advice and guidance will help you understand the inner meaning of music and creativity. In this book Sri Chinmoy explains spiritual approaches to composition and performance.
27,000 Aspiration-Plants, Part 1
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 30,600. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Meditation, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
These poems can be picked up in those moments where you feel the need for a surge of inner courage, an uplifting message, or merely a reminder of what is real in this transient world. Sometimes we just need to be re-focused on our spiritual path and Sri Chinmoy's wise and lucid words have a way of clearing our minds of bstructions and guiding us to our own spiritual awakening.
Everest-Aspiration
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 38,240. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » Meditation, Nonfiction » New Age » Mysticism
During the first twenty days of July 1977, Sri Chinmoy delivered one hundred short talks. These talks were given at his public esraj performances, at picnics, even at a local high school playground after morning sports practise. These talks, then, are expressions of a state of consciousness far beyond the mind’s reach: short, illumining bursts of light from the Master’s boundless Realisation-Sun.
Yoga and the Spiritual Life
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 37,100. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Yoga, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
In this book the contemporary spiritual Master, Sri Chinmoy explains the philosophy of Yoga and Eastern mysticism. Written in a practical vein, it offers the newcomer as well as the advanced seeker a deep understanding of the spiritual life.
Commentaries on the Vedas, the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 48,940. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Eastern mysticism
This book brings together in one volume Sri Chinmoy's commentaries on the Vedas, the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita, three ancient Indian scriptures which are the foundations of the Hindu spiritual tradition. His approach is clear and practical and at the same time profound and richly poetic. In a style unmistakably his own, Sri Chinmoy establishes direct and personal contact with the reader.
Beyond Within
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 125,400. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Yoga
“How can I carry on the responsibilities of life and still find spiritual fulfilment?” When your yearning to know the purpose of life and the reality of God has you swimming against the tide, then the wisdom of one who has successfully crossed these waters is priceless. In this book Sri Chinmoy offers with sound advice on how to integrate the highest spiritual aspirations into daily life.
27 Meditation Techniques
Price: Free! Words: 5,990. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » Meditation, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
If you are interested in solving your problems, overcoming nervousness, reducing stress, losing weight or seeing and experiencing God face to face, then this compilation from the writings of Sri Chinmoy is for you! This book will help you learn to meditate using methods Sri Chinmoy taught to thousands of students during his lifetime.
My Daily Heart-Blossoms
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 52,190. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » Mysticism, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Meditations
In this series of 365 spiritual illuminations—one for each day of the year—Sri Chinmoy leads the reader to the inner wellspring of light from which all truth comes. These aphorisms, poems and reflections have that familiar ring that resonates in the mind and heart long after they have been read and absorbed. They are at once absolutely simple and supremely profound.
The Silent Teaching
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,740. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » Aliens and UFOs, Nonfiction » New Age » Mysticism
AN IDEAL BOOK FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS TO TRY MEDITATION FOR THE FIRST TIME. This simple exposition covers both the theory and practice of meditation in amazingly clear detail. As always with Sri Chinmoy’s works, inspiration is the key. The writing itself freely communicates the very same feeling of joy and satisfaction one gets from the spontaneous inner discovery of meditation.
The Oneness of the Eastern Heart and the Western Mind
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 363,170. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Eastern mysticism, Nonfiction » New Age » Meditation
This historic collection of Sri Chinmoy's university lectures has been released in eBook form to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sri Chinmoy’s arrival in the West in April 1964. Sri Chinmoy's words are mantras for the modern age, reverberating in our hearts with their timeless and truly life-transforming wisdom.
Selected Poetry
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 23,300. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Eastern mysticism
One does not expect a life that is immersed in the Divine to yield literary classics. That the one who envisions the Infinite should also undertake to impart his realisations to others would seem in itself to be an overwhelming task. And yet, in age after age, seers and mystics have created sublime works, capable of elevating aspiring souls and conveying a glimpse of the Beyond.
The Summits of God-Life: Samadhi and Siddhi
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 41,000. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Meditation, Nonfiction » New Age » Mysticism
This book represents one of the very few genuine accounts of the inner universe—the universe beyond space and time, beyond all mental formulation. It is not a philosophical or theoretical book, but a vivid and detailed description of spiritual Reality by a Yogi who makes his home there.
The Master and the Disciple
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 28,010. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » Mysticism, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Eastern
What is a genuine spiritual Master, and what kind of wisdom does he embody? Who are his disciples and what force compels them to follow him? In this remarkable collection of writings, spiritual Master Sri Chinmoy illumines for us the deeply moving dynamic that binds the spiritual Master or Guru and his disciple. This dynamic is eloquent with love, and testifies to a transforming vision of life.
God Is . . .Selected Writings of Sri Chinmoy
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 41,000. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Eastern mysticism, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Eastern
This long-awaited book gathers renowned spiritual Master Sri Chinmoy's insights about God into one volume. These selections are drawn from the more than fifteen hundred books he wrote in his lifetime of teaching spirituality and meditation. His intimate knowledge of God transcends religious dogmas and scripture, shedding light on all seekers' paths to God.
My Life's Soul-Journey
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 59,080. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Eastern mysticism, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Whether we are new to the spiritual life or advanced seekers, we all welcome daily opportunities for self-transformation—opportunities to overcome anger, develop more confidence, become more self-giving, listen to our inner voice and surrender to God’s Will. This collection of Sri Chinmoy’s aphorisms, poems and reflections is designed to inspire God lovers of all levels.
My Lord's Secrets Revealed
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 8,170. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Eastern mysticism, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Eastern
Profoundly revealing, at times humorous, this collection of poetic conversations between the author and his beloved Supreme conveys an intimate relationship with God, made available to us all. A modern-day classic.
Kundalini, The Mother-Power
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 21,490. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Yoga, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Eastern mysticism
En route to his own spiritual realization, Sri Chinmoy attained mastery over the Kundalini and occult powers. In this book he explains techniques for awakening the Kundalini and the chakras. He warns of the dangers and pitfalls to be avoided, and discusses some of the occult powers that come with the opening of the chakras.
The World Beyond
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,970. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Eastern mysticism, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Inspirational
What should we do when someone we love dies? Who can console us? What happens when someone passes beyond the Curtain of Eternity into the World Beyond? The World Beyond may be unknown, but it is not unknowable. In this insightful and uplifting book, Sri Chinmoy shares inner secrets and profound insights about what happens after death.
Spiritual Discipline
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,530. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Devotional, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Eastern
A God-seeker, like an Olympic athlete, must manifest his dream through daily spiritual discipline and practice. His prayer is his discipline. His meditation is his discipline. In this book, Sri Chinmoy--an Olympian soul who reached the Golden Shore of God-realisation--conveys in simple yet soul-stirring words the importance of discipline in the spiritual life.
Love
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,800. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Eastern
Love enlarges our hearts. To offer love to another human being, to the world or to God is the greatest gift of life. Love enriches every moment, every act. And, because we are only human, we love to be loved in return. Alas, human love is fleeting; the world is unloving. Only in God do we find a Beloved whose love for us is eternal and unconditional. Sri Chinmoy vividly describes God's love.
Grace
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,400. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Meditations, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Eastern
How often do we express the hope that by God’s Grace something significant will take place in our lives? Or perhaps we recognise that because of God’s boundless Grace our lives have already been blessed far beyond our imagination. In this small volume, spiritual Master Sri Chinmoy describes the constant flow of Grace from Above and explains how to open ourselves to it.
Forgiveness
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,820. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Eastern
Mistakes are an inevitable and perhaps necessary part of human life. Sometimes we do the wrong thing consciously, at other times unconsciously. No matter whether our mistakes are grave or minor, there comes a point when we need forgiveness — from God, from others whom we have hurt, even from ourselves. In this book Sri Chinmoy offers us his illumining guidance on how to seek the divine Forgiveness
Compassion
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,110. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Eastern mysticism, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Yoga
Our very existence on earth depends on God’s Compassion, yet its meaning eludes us. Sri Chinmoy explains that to understand Compassion, we must first recognise it; and, to recognise it, we must first experience it. It is God’s Compassion that is moulding us, guiding us and illumining us at every step of our journey through life. Divine Compassion is like a torrential downpour.
Death and Reincarnation
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 36,480. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » Mysticism, Nonfiction » New Age » Reincarnation
As a fully illumined spiritual Master with free access to the different planes of consciousness, Sri Chinmoy has many time, during deep meditation, traveled through the world of death and far beyond. In this rare book, one of the few genuine and authoritative accounts of death and the afterlife, Sri Chinmoy gives specific, surprising and sometimes astonishing details on death and reincarnation.
101 Meditation Techniques
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 31,050. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » Meditation, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
If you are interested in solving your problems, overcoming nervousness, reducing stress, losing weight or seeing and experiencing God face to face, then this compilation from the writings of Sri Chinmoy is for you! This book will help you learn to meditate using methods Sri Chinmoy taught to thousands of students during his lifetime.
Meditation: Man-Perfection in God-Satisfaction
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 67,030. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » Meditation, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Learn to meditate with the most complete and easy to understand book on meditation available. Presented with the simplicity and clarity that are the hallmarks of Sri Chinmoy's writing, this book will take you from the beginning stages of concentration and meditation through the advanced practice of contemplation.

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