In this video clip, we see TV footage  from 1986 of Sri Chinmoy lifting an elephant. Sri Chinmoy is also interviewed by a TV presenter, and he explains his motivation for doing this kind of lift. Question: What do you hope to show by this?

Sri Chinmoy: “First of all, I would like to make it very clear to you that I am not a body builder, I am not a weightlifter. But, I am a truth seeker and God lover. For about thirteen months, my inner pilot, God, has been telling me to be of inspiration to the world of strength. That is to say, not to neglect the body, one has to accept the body as something most important in our life.”


Sri Chinmoy “Only to inspire people that we can get strength in our physical from the spiritual. From meditation and concentration we can get power, and this power can be executed in the physical as well. We can use the inner strength for the outer life as well.”

         (Unofficial transcripts of interview)