Featured Book – Emil Zatopek

A photo capturing a meeting between Sri Chinmoy and the great Olympian Emil Zatopek

Sri Chinmoy meeting Emil Zatopek
Sri Chinmoy meeting Emil Zatopek

Emil Zatopek was a great runner who achieved the unique feat of winning three gold medals at theĀ  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.

Emil Zatopek: Earth’s Tearing Cry And Heaven’s Beaming Smile

“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

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