On New York
I admire New York. My eyes are enamoured of her soul's dynamic beauty. My New York is always astir and bustling. Also, she is marching in gigantic strides. Success emerges before her very eyes.
The dawn breaks each day feeling New York's heart consumed with new zeal. She hates to be absorbed in a fog of fruitless brooding and empty inactivity. Moreover, she wants to be free.
Never within her four corners will she tolerate the air of captivity. If it is part of her nature to express herself boldly, I cannot blame her. To me, first of all she deserves this acme of self-confidence. And secondly, God wants New York to be what she is.
My New York has courage. My New York has confidence. The problems of anxiety and uncertainty may cover the length and breadth of the world, but my New York is an exception. Her youthful certainty is my heart's delight.
When I think of my India, it seems that she has endless time. If she does not avail herself of an opportunity today, it will return to her tomorrow. But when I think of my New York, it seems that she is facing a unique opportunity at every moment. If she loses a golden opportunity today, it will never return. New York knows how to seize. She knows how to struggle. She knows how to push forward. She knows how to exert herself, consciously and dynamically. Old blunders fail to plague her. Empty of fear is her heart, which ever grows into the fulfilment of her promising future. Blessed is she.
My New York is not a challenge. She is not a competition. She is not a running race. She is not a victory. What then is she? She is a great Promise, wherein grows and flowers the Infinite Unknown.
First-hand experiences of meditation and spirituality.
'When you perform for me, always choose devotional songs.'Gunthita Corda Zurich, Switzerland
Spiritual moments with my grandmotherPatanga Cordeiro São Paulo, Brazil
'I could find out myself, but it was so much easier asking your soul'Mridanga Spencer Ipswich, United Kingdom
“Where there is heart, always there is a way.”Jogyata Dallas Auckland, New Zealand
Learning to follow my intuitionSaranyu Pearson Geelong, Australia
Learning to love songs ever morePatanga Cordeiro São Paulo, Brazil
Why run 3100 miles?Smarana Puntigam Vienna, Austria
Soul-Birds take flightJogyata Dallas Auckland, New Zealand
My Life with Sri Chinmoy: a bookTejvan Pettinger Oxford, United Kingdom
Meditation: Touching The InfiniteJogyata Dallas Auckland, New Zealand
My love of spiritual poetryManatita Hutchinson London, United Kingdom
If I could remember this in my daily life now, I'd be a very high soulCharana Evans Cardiff, Wales
interviews with Sri Chinmoy's students