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Sri Chinmoy Quotes

Chinmoy Kumar Ghose, better known as Sri Chinmoy (27 August 1931 – 11 October 2007), was an Indian spiritual leader who taught meditation. This is a collection of Sri Chinmoy Quotes on various topics including love, desire, gratitude…

To reach your goal the fastest, every day make a new attempt; every day feel that you are a fresh flower.

For a genuine seeker, the inner world is infinitely more real than the outer world.

When we have a childlike state of mind, it becomes extremely easy to find God. Here, there and everywhere.

Sri Chinmoy Quotes on Love

One has to use love, not to bind or possess the world, but to free and widen one's own consciousness and the consciousness of the world.

Where there is oneness, it is all pure love.

He who does not love life, to him life is a taut and rigid grasp. He who loves life, to him life is a beautiful and powerful clasp.

You can easily tell whether your love is vital or pure. When your love is vital, there is a conscious demand, or at least an unconscious expectation from the love you offer to others. When your love is pure or spiritual, there is no demand, no expectation. There is only the sweetest feeling of spontaneous oneness with the human being or beings concerned.

When the power of love replaces the love of power Man will have a new name: God

Do not depend on earthly applause. Depend only on God's Compassion – Smile.

Encouragement is of constant need. Both in the inner world of progress And in the outer world of success.

Sri Chinmoy Quotes on Ingratitude and Gratitude

Ingratitude is not our inability to acknowledge the gifts we receive from others. Ingratitude is our deliberate unwillingness to acknowledge the gifts we receive from others. Gratitude is receptivity, the receptivity that acknowledges others' gifts, others' love and concern. Each time we express gratitude, we expand our hearts.

When we cultivate our gratitude-heart, we get the opportunity to sow our pure love there. This pure love grows into true concern, and true concern eventually becomes inseparable oneness.

Ingratitude is nothing but a sense of inferiority, an inferiority complex. The gifts we get from others we do not want to acknowledge. We are afraid to expose ourselves to others.

Ingratitude, impurity and the doubting mind go together. It is impurity that divides and separates us and does not allow us to have the feeling of oneness or gratitude. And this impurity unconsciously or consciously is treasured by the doubtful mind.

Gratitude, purity and the loving heart always go together. The gratitude flower grows in our purity heart. Purity expands our heart. Purity awakens our entire being within to the highest level of consciousness. The heart is self giving. And what is self-giving today becomes tomorrow God-Delight and God Perfection. (Source: excerpts from a speech titled Ingratitude And Gratitude June 17th, 1976 University of Edinburgh – You can read the entire article here at the official website of Sri Chinmoy)

Sri Chinmoy Quotes on Desire and Aspiration

Desire is a wildfire that burns and burns and finally consumes us. Aspiration is a glowing flame that secretly and sacredly uplifts our consciousness and finally liberates us.

Thirst for the Highest is aspiration. Thirst of the lowest is annihilation. Desire is expectation. No expectation, no frustration. With desire killed, true happiness is built. Aspiration is surrender. Surrender is man’s conscious oneness with God’s Will.

Desire means anxiety. This anxiety finds satisfaction only when it is able to fulfill itself through solid attachment. Aspiration means calmness. This calmness finds satisfaction only when it is able to express itself as all-seeing and all-loving detachment.