A sublime meditation with Sri Chinmoy
This is one of the stories in our Story-Gems project, a collection of our experiences with our Guru, Sri Chinmoy. Project homepage »
In recent years certain rules for new disciples have been established about when you can come to New York for a visit. You have to be disciple for a while so that you can understand what's going on. But we didn’t have these rules when I first joined the path, so the first time I went to New York for our August Celebrations, I didn't understand. I thought I was going to just sit down near Guru and have really high meditations all the time.
What actually happened was that on the day I arrived, they were having Games Day in Connecticut. I showed up to find Guru sitting on a basketball court watching the New York girls versus the San Francisco girls play a rather ferocious game of basketball.
Of course Guru was way ahead of everything and everyone else, and knew exactly what to do with all of us at all times. I was basically okay, but a little confused. Where was the meditation? I went a short distance away to sit on a nearby stone wall and tried to meditate. And suddenly I had this amazing experience.
I was taken away from my physical body and felt like I was floating above myself. It was ecstatic! After a short time, I turned my head to look at Guru. He was maybe two hundred meters away, and as soon as I looked in his direction, he turned around to gaze at me most intensely.
Then the experience ended. However, I knew that Guru was fully aware of what had just happened to me. I vividly remember the experience to this day.
The moment I recognised my Master,
He blessed me with his heart-wings
To soar in Infinity’s Sky.
Sri Chinmoy 1
- 1. Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, part 7, Agni Press, 1998
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Is it unspiritual to care about winning?Tejvan Pettinger Oxford, United Kingdom
Believe, take a step and proceed: a 6-day race experienceSusan Marshall ,
Learning to follow my intuitionSaranyu Pearson Geelong, Australia
I see infinitely more than I sayAgraha Levine Seattle, United States
'When you perform for me, always choose devotional songs.'Gunthita Corda Zurich, Switzerland
'Always say things in such a way as to inspire people, not discourage them'Pradhan Balter Chicago, United States
Failures are the pillars of successAnugata Bach New York, United States
My first GuruAdarini Inkei Geneva, Switzerland
Sri Chinmoy's opening meditation at the Parliament of World ReligionsPradhan Balter Chicago, United States
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