Introduction

These are a few selected videos featuring students of Sri Chinmoy talk about their experiences of meditation, self-transcendence, music and following the spiritual life under the guidance of Sri Chinmoy. The videos are split into different sub-categories.

  1. Joining the path
  2. The spiritual life
  3. Experiences of meditation
  4. Sports and self-transcendence
  5. Service and divine enterprises
  6. Music
  7. Experiences with Sri Chinmoy
  8. Growing up on the path

The spiritual life

“Spirituality can and should be practised irrespective of place and time. Anybody on earth can practise spiritual life. Spiritual life can never be an artificial life. Spiritual life is something which is natural and spontaneous.”

– Sri Chinmoy [1]Sri Chinmoy’s path embraces both the inner and outer world – a life of prayer and meditation, but also outer dynamism and service to humanity. Sri Chinmoy’s own life was testimony to how it is possible to harness the power of meditation with an active outer life.

In these videos, disciples of Sri Chinmoy about talk life in the Sri Chinmoy Centre and also the multifarious ways that spirituality is a common thread in their lives.

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Meditation experiences

“Through meditation the soul becomes fully aware of its evolution in its eternal journey.”

Sri Chinmoy [2]Disciples talk about some of their experiences of meditation, and how meditation has impacted on their lives. The videos include giving meditation classes, and some of the benefits of meditation.

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Self-Transcendence

“Self-transcendence gives us joy in boundless measure. When we transcend ourselves, we do not compete with others. We do not compete with the rest of the world, but at every moment we compete with ourselves.”

– Sri Chinmoy [3]Disciples of Sri Chinmoy talk about the meaning and importance of self-transcendence – the effort to transcend previous capacities, using physical, mental and spiritual endeavours.

The feats of self-transcendence include a range of different sports and challenges, including; The Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race, Guinness World Records, swimming the English Channel, and other sporting challenges.

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Divine enterprises

“Human nature does not change and cannot change without selfless service.”

– Sri Chinmoy [4]

Many students of Sri Chinmoy work in ‘divine enterprises’ businesses run with a spiritual ethos – centering on service to the customer and creating a welcoming and inviting environment for both workers and customers. Enterprises often include cafes, restaurants, but also running shops and printing presses.

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Joining the path

“A spiritually established life is not an easy task, but a materially satisfied life is an impossible task.”

– Sri Chinmoy [6]

Students of Sri Chinmoy talk about the multifarious factors that encouraged them to join Sri Chinmoy’s spiritual path. This collection of videos shows the diversity of experiences which prompted them to seek a deeper meaning to life.

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Growing up on the path

If you want to have the inner peace, then you must follow the path of spirituality.

– Sri Chinmoy [6]Some students of Sri Chinmoy joined the path at an early age, when their parents joined. In these videos, disciples talk about the experiences, challenges and joys of growing up on a spiritual path.

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Further Reading