We continue to receive an overwhelming number of kind words and tributes about Sri Chinmoy. This is a small selection from the past 2 days.
- See also : Selected Comments Part I
- Tributes at Sri Chinmoy.org
- Please feel free to Post Your own Tribute
From: Prince Dipokusumo
October 15, 2007
Dear Our Beloved Guru Sri Chinmoy,
We canâ€™t believe when we heard about you but we believe that you are still there as always for the whole word with your big love.
Thank you so much for your love and joy to our family and many people in our country, Indonesia.
Having a beautiful experience with you in Jamaica, New York in June 2006 is an unforgettable memory. We remember that we went to court everyday for meditating, singing, and listening your beautiful music; we followed you meditating in UN; we gathered with the others to celebrate Fatherâ€™s Day; we took a nice picture in front of your house; we visited your wonderful museum and celebrated Prince Dipokusumo and also Adhityoâ€™s birthday.
Then several months after we came back to our home town, a beautiful, cute and adorable baby girl was born. We name her Saraswati. It has so much bless we have that we canâ€™t write one by one.
A beautiful memory on the Christmas trip in Penang, February 2006 that we were there for the whole family and you lifted us up. It was a remarkable experience. Another memory that keep in mind when you and your brother, Sinuhun met for the first time in the real world in the Surakarta Palace in 2003. Hopefully, you will meet him in the beautiful and peace place.
Also we still remember when you lifted up Prince Dipokusumo and his big family from Surakarta Palace in 2003 with the witness of Sinuhun. It was a remarkable memory that we never forget.
You are our inspiration and motivator to create many beautiful things in this life….
We wonâ€™t say good bye to you because we believe that you have a special duty from GOD. Your spirit, your love, your energy, and your soul will still leave in our heart, forever.
Many thanks for our beloved Guru, father, uncle, grandfather Sri Chinmoy. We love you.
From Surakarta Palace â€” Indonesia
Adhityo, Maharani, Gayatri, Saraswati
finding oneâ€™s way in life is difficult even in the best of times
the presence of inspiring human beings is the surest way of receiving help and guidance in these matters
5 years of my life were spent under the direct tutelege of sri chinmoy
there are but a few real and true human beings to whom i will never ever be able to repay my debt of gratitude.
the principle reason for this is that they have transcended the merely human and attained the all.
sri chinmoy is one of these human beings my gratitude to him will remain forever endless.
A big soul has left this world, a great spirit went on a journey, a unique personality has touched many hearts and will always be with us.
Brigitte McMahon – Olympic Champion Triathlon
â€œWe have lost a great spiritual leader. The world is a poorer place without Sri Chinmoy. I am grateful he has left such a legacy of work and teachings with us and I am sure his spirit will continue to work through many of us.â€
– Alison Streeter
Swum the English Channel 43 times; holder of the record for the most crossings.
Sri Chinmoyâ€™s life has been dedicated to spread peace and harmony around the world. With his generosity and positive energy he has touched the hearts of millions. Like his soul his message will live forever.
Francois Gay – Mr. Olympia Natural Bodybuilding
Sri Chinmoyâ€™s name was introduced to us through World Harmony Run and we thought what a great man this was to initiate something so â€™simpleâ€™ yet meaningful to pass the message of peace and harmony. We applaud his effort and may the Run continues on as an ongoing tribute to this great man. Our deepest condolence and sympathies to those close to him.
From Darussalam Mosque, Singapore
When we remember our beloved Guru, the sweetest person who ever lived, the universe itself is not big enough to hold our tears. But now we have to go deep within and try to realise Sri Chinmoy the Divine. He is here. He is inside every heart, inside our life-breath, whispering, â€œGo on!â€ We must not fail him.
Dr. Vidagdha Bennett
I have never been able to truly comprehend all that I know was done for me through Sri Chinmoy, but the one true thing I knew was that there was a miracle action moving through me from the first day that I met him. And because of his earthly presence my life was changed for eternity- to see clearly my soulâ€™s mission, to know that there can be only one outcome in life; to one day know God as Sri Chinmoy has known God.
Anukampa Lisa Walden
During my last fews years of living near Guruâ€™s center in Jamaica, I have known him from close proximity. He lifted me and my mother. When he used to see me on the street or shops, he used to talk to me, in bengali. We used to talk breifly and say hello to each other. What a wonderful man !! I feel proud to be from Chittagong, where guru was born. Guru – Thank you so much for giving me a chance to know you, to talk you. Bless me from heaven. You will be missed, but not forgoten.
At the Khumba Mela of 1977 in Prayag (Allahabad) India, I gave a copy of your beautiful Jharna Kala rose to Ma Anandamoyee. She looked at it for a very,very long time while saying atcha, atcha,atcha which means wonderful,wonderful,wonderful.
Sri Chinmoy was an amazing person. I am so glad that he was a part of my life. Watching all those years of his â€œLifting up the Worldâ€ campaign, brought thousands of people together. Meeting his supporters and their true love for his teachings.
The world has lost a true peace-making person, he should have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. He traveled around the world bringing leaders to his side and each walked away with something more. If you had that opportunity to meet and be with Guru, you know what I mean.
As a close friend of our family we call him chinmoyda, when ever he visited his spiritual home town of pondicherry i never missed to meet him in my in-laws house. i was gifted everytime to take him round in my car. Today i am honoured to live in his house and our whole family is grieved on his demise.
we pray to the Divine mother for his soul to rest in peace.
Sri Chinmoy will be sadly missed by his disciples and anyone whose heart he has touched. Through his spiritual teachings, he has made us aware of our Supreme, our God and our inner pilot who are one and the same.
He ranks among the greatest spiritual teachers that have ever graced this earth.
He has recently been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, which in our opinion, he has earned many times over for his good works toward achieving lasting peace in the world.
He will live for ever in the hearts of his disciples and will continue to be concerned about our spiritual well
being as he has promised.
John N Dion
Iâ€™ve never met Sri Chinmoy, but I feel as if I know
him personally. Iâ€™ve been eating at his followerâ€™s
restaurants in Evanston, Il, San Francisco, CA &
Melbourne, Australia since my college days (30 plus years) and a true sense of peace and serenity always
washes over me when I enter one of them -what
a respite from the madness of the â€œoutsideâ€ world!
Iâ€™ve enjoyed reading Sri Chinmoyâ€™s tribute to his friends Mother Teresa and Princess Diana, fellow peace-makers. Iâ€™m sure they are all together now in
a better place.
Peace and Blessings upon you, Sri Chinmoy and my
sympathy goes out to your family and followers.
George in San Francisco
I am still deeply contemplating how a great spiritual Master like him affected me as a young person during my years of tutorship with him in the early eighties. It provided me with invaluable â€œcontrastâ€™ about otherwise â€˜no questions askedâ€™ worldly choices we are presented with in Western life.
He was an incredible and great enigma and certainly no hypocrite. I still remember the gentleman , at the time in his late fifties , running marathons. He had extraordinary commitment, concentration and determination to see an idea through.Many monks are quite sedentary and sit long hours . Not this Master – he could and did both (meditation and vigourous athletics).
He never chose the easy way out for himself.
To try and inaugurate a monastic-like meditation centre in New York City of all places or near the downtown areas of other great cities was a challenge which he relished. He constantly sought ways to transcend himself and encouraged others to do the same. A powerful inner life and a dynamic involvement in the outer world were like 2 wings on a bird in his philosophy.
See: Selected Comments Part I