Sri Chinmoy Kumar Ghose was born in the small village of Shakpura in East Bengal on August 27th, 1931. He entered the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Southern India as a youth and spent the next 20 years in spiritual practice. Sri Chinmoy serves as an inner spiritual guide to seekers and students in some 60 countries around the world. He encouraged a harmonious lifestyle that blends the inner discipline of prayer and meditation with the dynamism of modern life. Sri Chinmoy did not charge a fee for his spiritual guidance or concerts in the firm belief that meditation is everyone's birthright. In 1964, Sri Chinmoy moved to New York City to offer his dedicated service to the West through music, concerts, literary outpourings, athletics and art.
The prose and poetry of Sri Chinmoy
Sri Chinmoy’s published works in the West span from 1970 into the new millennium – and number nearly 1,600. Sri Chinmoy’s literary outpouring covers many different genres – seer-poems and mantras of the heighest height, wisdom-flooded aphorisms, world-wide university lectures, full-length plays on the Avatars, one-act plays based on the Indian classics, commentaries on India's ancient scriptures of India and answers to spiritual seekers' questions. Sri Chinmoy has also written most eloquent tributes in poetry and prose to some of the leading luminaries of our times.
On a lighter note, his collected works contain stories at once enlightening and entertaining, hundreds of which have been enacted by his students worldwide.
Sri Chinmoy composed over 22,000 songs and gave hundreds of concerts in the US and abroad, including Carnegie Hall and the Riverside church in New York, as well as concerts that attracted thousands of spiritual seekers in
Salutation to America
Excerpts of Sri Chinmoys writings dedicated to America more »