Sound teaches me
How to accept the challenge
Of the ruthless world.
Silence teaches me
How to love the world
And become the world.
These short aphorisms by Sri Chinmoy are from a recent version of his Seventy Seven Thousand Service Trees vol 35.
Sri Chinmoy is more than half way towards his goal of writing a series of 77,000 spiritual aphorisms.
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This interview is from a press interview in Stockholm, where Sri Chinmoy was giving one of his concerts of meditative music. During this interview Sri Chinmoy suggests how music can be a way to unite people in a spirit of oneness.
“I am a truth seeker and God lover and I know there are many many countless people who are in the same boat. So when I give concerts it is like a family gathering.”
During his meditative concerts Sri Chinmoy plays on a variety of instruments. Sri Chinmoy says that by sharing his meditative music he gets inspiration from others who come to listen and are moved by his music.
“I am playing and if people are receptive, if people are feeling something, that very feeling is a source of inspiration to me. It is give and take. I am giving through music or through my silence and people who are receptive who are feeling something in the depths of their heart also were giving me in return.”
– Sri Chinmoy
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A New biography about Sri Chinmoy has been written. This includes a look at Sri Chinmoy’s early life in India. Sri Chinmoy spent 20 years in the Sri Aurobinod Ashram in Pondicherry, before coming to the West in 1964. Sri Chinmoy has lived a very active life, showing that meditation can bring to the fore a range of inner and outer capacities.
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Recently a compilation of Sri Chinmoy’s aphorisms entitled “Sri Chinmoy’s Heart-Garden” was republished it includes a variety of short poems grouped into different themes.
An overriding theme of Sri Chinmoy’s philosophy is the importance of harmony.
If you develop harmony with all,
Then yours will be a heart
Totally free from sorrow.
– Sri Chinmoy