Selections from the writings of Sri Chinmoy.

 

Life’s battlefield will be all peace
When the sound of the mind
    Gives way
To the silence of the heart.

Be kind, be all sympathy
For each and every human being
Is forced to fight against himself.

Just one smile
Immensely increases
The beauty of the universe

Do not try to change the world.
You will fail. Try to love the world.
Lo, the world is changed, changed forever.

Lasting peace must begin
Within the depths of the individual
And from there spread
In ever-widening circles
As a dynamic force
For world change.

It is only through
Inner peace
That we can have true
Outer freedom.

If you do not find peace
Inside your own heart,
Then you will not find it
Anywhere else on earth.

The determination in your heroic effort
Will permeate your mind and heart
Even after your success or failure is long forgotten

    Sail
Beyond the sunrise-sky.
    Reach
The Pinnacle-Goal
Before the sunset-cry.

Life’s perfection-road
    Is very long,
But the journey is richly rewarding.

My goal is to traverse
The uncharted land
Of my soul.
 

The heart
Is the most sacred reality
In each human being.

 


Everybody has the right
To choose
The sunny side of life.

 


If we have peace inside our hearts,
Then there will be nobody
Whom we shall not love.

 


There is always time
For us to become
Something new.

- Sri Chinmoy

 

Some Selected Writings of Sri Chinmoy
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