Self Transcendence

Sri Chinmoy taught a philosophy of self-transcendence – the effort and determination to go beyond our limitations and discover our own inner and outer capacities.

What gives life its value,
If not its inner cry
For self-transcendence?

– Sri Chinmoy 1

Through his various prolific activities in fields such as sport, weightlifting, music and writing, Sri Chinmoy is an exampel of how a life of prayer and meditation can increase our inner and outer capacities.


If we believe in our own
Then there can be
No unreachable goal.

Sri Chinmoy, 2

Unmistakably knows
No equal.

– Sri Chinmoy, 3


  1. Sri Chinmoy, Twenty-Seven Thousand Aspiration-Plants, Part 54, Agni Press, 1984.
  2. No Unreachable Goal, Agni Press, 1994.
  3. My Christmas-New Year-Vacation Aspiration-Prayers, Part 30, Agni Press, 2004.

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