This video captures a close up meditation of Sri Chinmoy during a poetry reading in Stockholm in 1990. Sri Chinmoy recited poems in Bengali and English and then meditated as the Swedish translations were read out.

Question: When you speak, you close your eyes. Is this a kind of concentration or what is it?

Sri Chinmoy: When I was speaking, you observed me closing my eyes. It is not that I was concentrating; it was only that I was entering into various worlds. There are seven higher worlds and seven lower worlds. When I close my eyes and then open them, this blinking that you see indicates that I am moving, my soul is moving from one region to another.

During my talk, I was in a very high consciousness. Hence my soul got the opportunity to move from one plane of consciousness to another.

Sri Chinmoy, Earth’s cry meets Heaven’s smile, part 1, Agni Press, 1974

Filmed by kedarvideo, Switzerland; flute music by Sri Chinmoy.