A photo capturing a meeting between Sri Chinmoy and the great Olympian Emil Zatopek
Emil Zatopek was a great runner who achieved the unique feat of winning three gold medals at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics (5Km, 10Km and marathon). He had great determination and moral character. Sri Chinmoy admired the feats of Emil Zatopek and wrote a book in his honour.
“In the case of Zatopek, higher reality and higher divinity descended on him precisely because he had confidence in his own capacities and also an implicit faith in the vision and satisfaction of the higher worlds. On the strength of his unparalleled confidence in himself and confidence in God, he not only conquered the runners’ world but also illumined the consciousness of the runners’ world.”
– Sri Chinmoy
Excerpt from: Confidence is Good – Emil Zatopek: Earth’s Tearing Cry And Heaven’s Beaming Smile by Sri Chinmoy.
Photo by Kedar Misani Sri Chinmoy Centre Galleries