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Try not to change the world. You will fail. Try to love the world. Lo, the world is changed. Changed forever. — Sri Chinmoy

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If you play divine music, spiritual music, then you are bound to give and get satisfaction. — Sri Chinmoy

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Love your enemy. It will not only puzzle him, But finally illumine him. — Sri Chinmoy

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Everybody has God inside, but not everybody is able to see God within. One can see God only when one cries for Him. Those who cry for God and pray to God can realise God. — Sri Chinmoy

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God's foremost treasure on earth
Is my ever-blossoming
Gratitude-heart. — Sri Chinmoy

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I do not compete with anybody else; I compete only with myself. You saw my capacity a few minutes ago. Now I am competing with myself. When I do weightlifting, my body is my world. If I can improve myself, if I can go beyond my previous achievements, then that is my goal. My own previous record is always what I am competing with. — Sri Chinmoy

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In between your failure-tree And your triumph-tree, The tree that is growing Is known as your patience-tree. — Sri Chinmoy

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You have no idea
How much you do for mankind
When you love God unconditionally
Even for a fleeting moment. — Sri Chinmoy

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There is no yawning gulf between man and God. Through his aspiration and meditation, Man can become conscious of his oneness with God. — Sri Chinmoy

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We do not need heaven-born saints but just earth-born seekers who believe in peace and want to live in peace. — Sri Chinmoy

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Do you want to make progress? If so, then take each problem not as a challenging rival, but as an encouraging friend of yours, who is helping you to arrive at your ultimate destination. — Sri Chinmoy

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Inner silence is not just the absence of thoughts. No! Silence is the blossoming of our indomitable inner will. Silence is our inner wisdom-light. — Sri Chinmoy

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Each individual has to know himself. He has to know himself as the infinite, eternal and immortal Consciousness. — Sri Chinmoy

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Do you want to change the world?
Then change yourself first.
Do you want to change yourself?
Then remain completely silent inside the silence-sea. — Sri Chinmoy

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What you powerfully hold
In your thought-world
Will make you either
A street beggar
Or a great king. — Sri Chinmoy

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A simple man will have only what he needs, and he will know the difference between what he needs and what he wants. We feel that whatever we want, we desperately need. But before we possess the world, to our wide surprise we see that the world has already possessed us. — Sri Chinmoy

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Oneness is the perfect expansion
Of our inner reality.
Let our hearts oneness only increase
To make us feel
That we belong to a universal world ? family,
And this world ? family
Is a fulfilled Dream of God. — Sri Chinmoy

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Man can be happy and safe only when the heart feels faster than the mind thinks. — Sri Chinmoy

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The satisfaction of life May not be ours, But the beauty of hope Is all ours. — Sri Chinmoy

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If you really want to love humanity, then you have to love humanity as it is now. — Sri Chinmoy

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A moment's truth
Can and shall make the world beautiful.
A moment's peace
Can and shall save the world.
A moment's love
Can and shall make the world perfect. — Sri Chinmoy

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Inspiration is a divine element inside our life. When we are inspired, we try to climb up the Himalayas. When we are inspired, we try to swim the English Channel. When we are in spired, we go from one country to another country to inspire people and to be inspired by them. I feel that when we inspire humanity, we automatically become good citizens of the world. This is my philosophy. My weightlifting feats I have done solely to inspire humanity. — Sri Chinmoy

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The heart-flute Knows how to charm the world. — Sri Chinmoy

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Peace is our inner wealth. This inner wealth we can bring to the fore only when we expect nothing from the outer world and everything from the Supreme Pilot within us, at God's Choice Hour — Sri Chinmoy

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If peace is not In Nature's beauty, Then where is it, where? — Sri Chinmoy

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Smile, smile, smile at your mind as often as possible. Your smiling will considerably reduce your mind's tearing tension. — Sri Chinmoy

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Fear is a real enemy. What does it do?
It buys our coffin long before we are destined to die. — Sri Chinmoy

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Life and sports cannot be separated; they are one. — Sri Chinmoy

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The beckoning Hands Of God's hopeful Smile Will, without fail, one day greet The fruitful cries Of man's prayerful heart. — Sri Chinmoy

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Cry within. Meditate within. Dive within. Your inner achievements will far outweigh your outer imperfections. — Sri Chinmoy

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The whole world is looking for miracles. Every day it is dying to see miracles. But can there be any miracle More challenging, more illumining And more fulfilling Than to see and feel the infinite Beauty Of my Beloved Supreme Inside this tinier than the tiniest Gratitude-heart of mine? — Sri Chinmoy

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Be universal in your love. You will see the universe to be the picture of your own being. — Sri Chinmoy

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Life is effort. So says the body. Life is blessing. So says the soul. — Sri Chinmoy

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The inner light actually comes from the soul; it is already inside us. The moment we can have free access to our soul, we will see that this light is coming to the fore to permeate our whole outer existence. — Sri Chinmoy

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What do we mean by the word 'wisdom'? Usually we mean something superior to knowledge, something deeper. In the spiritual world, the word 'wisdom' is not used in that way. Here wisdom means Light, illumining Light, transforming Light. That which illumines our unlit consciousness is wisdom. That which transforms the finite consciousness into the infinite Consciousness is called wisdom. — Sri Chinmoy

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Silence is the nest and music is the bird. The bird leaves the nest early in the morning and returns to the nest in the evening. Similarly, in the spiritual world, divine music comes from the inmost soul of Silence. — Sri Chinmoy

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Patience, increasing patience,
Is all we need
To be victorious
In the battlefield of life. — Sri Chinmoy

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My service to humanity
Is my real opportunity
To prove my genuine love
For God and God alone. — Sri Chinmoy

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To conquer the egoIs to gainBoundless freedom. — Sri Chinmoy

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Love is never afraid of fear. Fear is always afraid of love — Sri Chinmoy

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And in self-giving we become really happy. Real humility is the expansion of our consciousness and our service. — Sri Chinmoy

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Judge nothing, you will be happy. Forgive everything, you will be happier. Love everything, you will be happiest. — Sri Chinmoy

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Hope knows no fear.
Hope dares to blossom even inside the abysmal abyss.
Hope secretly feeds and strengthens promise. — Sri Chinmoy

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What gives life its value if not its constant cry for self-transcendence? — Sri Chinmoy

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Life is nothing but the expansion of love. We can cultivate divine love by entering into the Source. The Source is God, who is all Love. — Sri Chinmoy

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Each new day beckons you to walk on the road of self-transcendence. We transcend ourselves, we do not compete with others. We compete only with our previous achievements, and we get joy. Life is nothing but a perpetual possibility. — Sri Chinmoy

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The most important and most significant good quality in our human life is gratitude. Unfortunately, that good quality we somehow manage not to express either in our thoughts or in our actions. Right from the beginning of our life, we have somehow learned not to express it. So we have the least amount of the very thing that we need most in order to become a better person. — Sri Chinmoy

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My life is only half full
When I receive.
My heart is completely full
Only when I give. — Sri Chinmoy

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Enthusiasm Rules his inner world. Determination Rules his outer world. Therefore Happiness has become His real name. — Sri Chinmoy

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Of all the gifts You have offered to God, Your happiness-gift He treasures most. — Sri Chinmoy

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Meditation is the eye that sees the Truth, the heart that feels the Truth and the soul that realises the Truth. — Sri Chinmoy

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What I wish to show by these feats of strength is that prayer and meditation can definitely increase one's outer capacities. I hope that by doing this I will be able to inspire many people to pray and meditate sincerely as part of their regular daily routine. my message is that if one needs strength, then uncovering one's inner strength through prayer and meditation is the fastest and most effective way to get it. — Sri Chinmoy

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Fear is bound to disappear when you realize that failure is not something shameful, damaging, destructive, or painful, but something natural. — Sri Chinmoy

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The word 'yoga' means skill - skill to live your life, to manage your mind, to deal with your emotions, to be with people, to be in love and not let that love turn into hatred. — Sri Chinmoy

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Not one But twenty-four self-giving-hours Every day I have For my use. — Sri Chinmoy

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How can one know who his spiritual teacher is? ... His heart looks at the spiritual Masters and makes the choice. When the heart sees a spiritual Master, if it is overwhelmed with joy, then there is every probability that that spiritual Master is the right one for the seeker. — Sri Chinmoy

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May peace-dreamers And peace-lovers Occupy the length and breadth Of the world. — Sri Chinmoy

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Just becauseWe cannot see,We are not entitled to doubt. — Sri Chinmoy

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We can change the world, but not improve it, if we do not have peace. — Sri Chinmoy

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This mind is the doubting mind, and in the doubting mind we can never feel the presence of peace. We can feel the presence of peace only in the loving heart. — Sri Chinmoy

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When I meditate, I clearly see that God is already seated inside my heart. — Sri Chinmoy

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If we feel secure In the depths of our heart, We shall not challenge anybody, For inner confidence Is nothing short of Complete satisfaction. — Sri Chinmoy

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True inner joy is self-created.
It does not depend on outer circumstances.
A river is flowing in and through you carrying the message of joy.
This divine joy is the sole purpose of life. — Sri Chinmoy

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A single thought has the power of a bullet: either it can destroy you or it can help you immensely. — Sri Chinmoy

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Whether you accept or reject it, God's Love for you is permanent. — Sri Chinmoy

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There is no human being on earth who does not have the capacity to offer the message of peace to the world at large. But what is needed now is the soulful willingness. — Sri Chinmoy

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Music is the language of God. God's language, music, is not like mathematics or geometry. It is a language of love. If we love music, that is enough. — Sri Chinmoy

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In my weightlifting I am trying to show that if you pray and meditate, you can bring to the fore your inner strength. Now, if somebody is really inwardly strong, he is always at peace. — Sri Chinmoy

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Just one smile Immensely increases the beauty Of the universe. — Sri Chinmoy

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To succeed in any field,
Our enthusiasm-eyes must sparkle
And our enthusiasm-hearts
Must dance. — Sri Chinmoy

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Character is the colossal hope of human improvement within and without. — Sri Chinmoy

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No religion is absolutely perfect. Yet not only do we fight for religion, but also are we often willing to sacrifice our lives for it. And what we hopelessly fail to do is to live it. A true religion is that which has no caste, no creed, no colour. It is but an all-uniting and all-pervading embrace. — Sri Chinmoy

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I never fight with reason- I just ignore it. — Sri Chinmoy

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Hope is man's preparation for the unknown. — Sri Chinmoy

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Of all the medicines
In the inner life,
A smile is by far
The best medecine. — Sri Chinmoy

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When you invent something, there will always be people to criticise. God's creation is full of critics, but has God given up His creation because of the critics? — Sri Chinmoy

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Before one accepts spirituality, astrology is very powerful, like a lion. Then when one enters into a deeper spiritual life, astrology becomes a tiny household cat. — Sri Chinmoy

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True spirituality is the acceptance of earth-life. A true seeker is he who accepts life, transforms life and perfects life so that the earth-life can become a conscious instrument of God. — Sri Chinmoy

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No mind, no form, I only exist; now ceased all will and thought; the final end of [Nature]]'s dance, I am it whom I have sought. — Sri Chinmoy

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When we transcend ourselves, we do not compete with others. We do not compete with the rest of the world, but at every moment we compete with ourselves. — Sri Chinmoy

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At times to think of one's outer helplessness is good, but to think always of one's inner strength is infinitely better. — Sri Chinmoy

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Has your soul a special mission? Yes. Your mission is in the inmost recesses of your heart, and you have to find and fulfil it there. There can be no external way for you to fulfil your mission. The deer grows musk in his own body. He smells it and becomes enchanted, and tries to locate its source. He runs and runs, but he cannot find the source. In his endless search, he loses all his energy and finally he dies. But the source he was so desperately searching for was within himself. How could he find it elsewhere?
Such is the case with you. Your special mission- which is the fulfilment of your divinity- is not outside you, but within you. Search within. Meditate within. You will discover your mission. — Sri Chinmoy

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If you do the right thing, eventually you will inspire others to do the right thing. — Sri Chinmoy

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A heart of peaceIs always the bestProblem-solver. — Sri Chinmoy

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Gratitude is pure happiness.
Happiness is sure perfection. — Sri Chinmoy

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Meditation is not an escape. Meditation is the acceptance of life in its totality, with a view to transforming it for the highest manifestation of the divine Truth here on earth — Sri Chinmoy

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Sacrifice does not mean that, by giving, we lose something. We sacrifice our limited self to our highest and largest Self, and at that time we immediately become the largest and the highest Self. — Sri Chinmoy

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God has not forgotten To give us peace. He is just waiting for us To ask for it. — Sri Chinmoy

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When we seek appreciation from others, we get not appreciation, but flattery. — Sri Chinmoy

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Like kindness, a smile from the heart not only purifies the human mind but also illumines the human heart. — Sri Chinmoy

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Gratitude is the creative force, the mother and father of love. It is in gratitude that real love exists. Love expands only when gratitude is there. Limited love does not offer gratitude. Limited love is immediately bound by something- by constant desires or constant demands. But when it is unlimited love, constant love, then gratitude comes to the fore. This love becomes all gratitude. — Sri Chinmoy

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If you can create harmony in your own life, This harmony will enter into the vast world. — Sri Chinmoy

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If you dare to fight against hatred, There is but one weapon: Love. — Sri Chinmoy

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Man-made religions find fault with one another, whereas God-made religion is eternally a oneness-song - God-manifestation through human aspiration on earth. — Sri Chinmoy

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Love is the only wealth that man absolutely needs. Love is the only wealth that God precisely is. — Sri Chinmoy

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We are all God's children.
But world-peace-dreamers,
world-peace-lovers
and world-peace-servers
are undoubtedly
God's choicest children. — Sri Chinmoy

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Do not try to entrap others with your haughty knowledge. To your wide surprise, they will entrap you with their lengthy ignorance. — Sri Chinmoy

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To hope is to feel the presence of the inner sun. The inner sun is; the outer sun becomes. — Sri Chinmoy

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Even spiritually advanced people are often confused. They feel an inner ecstasy which comes from the vital world, and they think this is the real delight. But it is not so. Real delight comes from the highest world to the soul, and from the soul it saturates the whole being. — Sri Chinmoy

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To come back to the secret of inner peace, our questioning and doubting mind is always wanting in peace. Our loving and dedicated heart is always flooded with inner peace. — Sri Chinmoy