Sri Chinmoy

A Quote by Sri Chinmoy on aspiration, imagination, vivekananda, spirituality, and meditation

Imagination plays a most significant role in the spiritual life. Suppose you are not having good meditations, but six months ago you had a very good, powerful, high meditation. What you can do is try to imagine that powerful meditation. Then your imagination will become reality. After fifteen minutes or half an hour, you will get a good meditation. Vivekananda was such a great spiritual figure, yet sometimes for six months at a time he did not have a good meditation. What did he do? He used to imagine a time when he did have a good meditation, and inside his imagination was aspiration. So imagination is very good.

Sri Chinmoy

Source: Flame-Waves, by Sri Chinmoy

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A Quote by Sri Chinmoy on journey and silence

At the end of all the roads       
There is only a sound-life     
That does everything,     
And a silence-life     
That becomes everything.

Sri Chinmoy

Source: Ten-Thousand Flower-Flames, by Sri Chinmoy

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A Quote by Sri Chinmoy on divinity, god, man, heart, and immortality

Either by silencing the mind or by opening the heart, today's man can become tomorrow's God, tomorrow's Divinity. And embodied Divinity soon becomes revealed Immortality.

Sri Chinmoy

Source: Fifty Freedom-Boats to One Golden Shore, by Sri Chinmoy

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A Quote by Sri Chinmoy

If we believe in our own       
Self-transcendence-task     
Then there can be     
No unreachable goal.

Sri Chinmoy

Source: No Unreachable Goal, by Sri Chinmoy

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A Quote by Sri Chinmoy on problems, encouragement, and determination

Our goal is not to have       
A problem-free life.     
But to conquer all the problems
As they appear     
Along our life-road.

Sri Chinmoy

Source: No Unreachable Goal, by Sri Chinmoy

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A Quote by Sri Chinmoy

An aspiring life       
Never forgets     
God's Compassion-Light     
And never regrets     
Its past failures.

Sri Chinmoy

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A Quote by Sri Chinmoy on death, defeat, inspiration, knowledge, ignorance, and look

I took a closer look.      
There is no such thing as ignorance.    
Ignorance is nothing    
But my limited knowledge.    
I took a closer look.    
There is no such thing as defeat.    
Defeat is nothing    
But the inspirer    
Of my increasing will.    
I took a closer look.    
There is no such thing as death.    
Death is nothing    
But my strengthening    
And    
Dreaming rest.

Sri Chinmoy

Source: The Dance of Life, by Sri Chinmoy

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A Quote by Sri Chinmoy on start, encouragement, inspiration, and goal

You do not have to be       
The fastest starter.     
Just be a starter!     
You will, without fail,     
Reach your destination-sun.

Sri Chinmoy

Source: Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, by Sri Chinmoy

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A Quote by Sri Chinmoy on mind, god, and speculation

God can be seen       
Even by the poorest fool,     
But not by the self-styled,     
God-arguing     
Intellectual giants.

Sri Chinmoy

Source: Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, by Sri Chinmoy

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A Quote by Sri Chinmoy on belief and disbelief

Why is it easier to disbelieve than to believe? It is easier to disbelieve than to believe because disbelief is an act of descent, whereas belief is an act of ascent. Descending is easier than ascending.

It is easier to disbelieve than to believe because disbelief is an act of breaking, and belief is an act of building. Building is more difficult than breaking.  

It is easier to disbelieve than to believe because disbelief is an act of our self-centred mind, whereas belief is an act of our self-giving heart.

Sri Chinmoy

Source: The Garland of Nation-Souls

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