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Friday, December 19, 2014

SRI CHINMOY - EAST's SHINING STAR OF WISDOM

Sri Chinmoy
There are so many Indian Masters who went to West and propagated the message of India after Swami Vivekananda.

Philip Goldberg in his much-acclaimed book "American Veda' termed him 'The Olympian Guru'. Born as Chinmoy Kumar Ghose in 1931, Sri Chinmoy was orphaned at 11 and spent next 20 years in the ashram of Sri Aurobindo in Pondicherry, South India. Set his foot on New York in 1964 and worked as the clerk at the Indian consulate before known to the world as Sri Chinmoy, the leader of a spiritual community in Queens.

Compare to other Gurus of his generation, it is said that Sri Chinmoy had relatively few disciplines. He is such a prolific writer with more than 1,500 books, 115,000 poems and 20,000 songs. His core philosophy says that a sound body may lead to higher elevations in spiritual life which can be emanated from the fact that he used to participate in marathons and ultra-distance races. All through his works, he taught the Vedantic message of oneness.
Though his childhood is full of rough weather as his parents had passed away when he was 12 years, but something positive in life was in store for young Chinmoy who took shelter in Sri Aurobindo ashram, Pondicherry in the next 20 years that changed his destiny. His following verse inspires me a lot:

"Our goal is to go from bright to brighter to brightest, from high to higher to highest. And even in the highest, there is no end to our progress, for God Himself is inside each of us and God at every moment is transcending His own Reality."
After a fruitful life of 76 years, Sri Chinmoy left his mortal frame on 11th October 2007 in New York city. Only through the book of 'American Veda' I came to know of Sri Chinmoy. When, I checked the internet whether there are any online resources of Sri Chinmoy, I find his website which contains all his literature which is a bounty for the spiritual seeker!

Please visit his website at: http://www.srichinmoy.org/

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