9 Years ago: The big 170 Instruments Concert

Maestro Sri Chinmoy (1931-2007) chose Interlaken in the Swiss Alps for establishing a record concert with 170 instruments from all over the world. The performance started early in the morning and ended some eight hours later with playing on a big Japanese drum. Watch the highlights of this historical event, attended by 700 seekers on September 11, 2005. Length: 1:53 h. Filmed and edited by Kedar Misani.

Selected Flower-Flames Poems by Sri Chinmoy

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After completing the 10,000 Flower Flames poem series, Sri Chinmoy selected 207 poems. In the introduction he wrote: “I have selected 207 poems out of 10,000 from my series, Ten Thousand Flower Flames, which was originally published in 100 volumes. Here the poet in me is soulfully satisfied, the reader in me is smilingly satisfied and the critic in me is surprisingly satisfied.” These are the first 20 poems; the whole collection is online here:

1. You Have Discovered

My Lord,
I came to You with empty hands,
But you have discovered
My empty heart, too.

2. I Came From God

I came from God
The Eternal Dreamer.
I am heading towards God
The Immortal Lover.

3. Your Happiness-Gift

Of all the gifts
You have offered to God,
Your happiness-gift
He treasures most.

4. The Mind Wants to Invent

The mind wants to invent
A new God.
The heart wants to discover
The ancient and eternal God.

5. Please Warn Me

My Lord,
Please warn me before You come.
Otherwise, You may come unrecognised
And go back unloved.

6. My Heart Says to My Mind

My mind says to my heart:
“Will you please praise God for me?”
My heart says to my mind:
“Will you please pray to God
To bless me?”

 7. The Fare

What is the fare
From earth to Heaven?
The fragrance-beauty
Of a gratitude-heart.

8. Every Time I Run Away From You

Every time I run away from You
And come back,
I see Your Eyes
More illumining than before.
And I feel Your Heart
More forgiving than before.

9. The Lord Of My Thoughts

My Lord, I am happy
Because You are the Lord of my life.
Can You not make me perfect
By becoming the Lord of my thoughts?

10. Two Miracles

The miracle of my sound-life:
It can chase God.
The miracle of my silence-life:
It can embrace God.

11. Two Secret Wishes

Two
Are my Secret wishes:
I shall show God
Man’s transformation-head.
I shall show man
God’s Compassion-Feet

12. Not Beyond Possibility

Not beyond man’s possibility
Is God-realisation.
Not beyond earth’s possibility
Is earth-transformation.
Not beyond my possibility
Is self-transcendence

13. I Do Not Interfere

I do not interfere in God’s Affairs.
Every day I let Him
Create a new world.
God does not interfere in my affairs
Either.
Every day He lets me
Destroy an old world.

14. A New Prayer

Your old prayer may not change God.
But God can grant you
A new prayer,
And this prayer
Will make you really happy.
What is your new prayer?
God-Satisfaction
In God’s own Way.

15. To Frighten and Enlighten

To frighten the animal in me
My God is all Justice.

To enlighten the human in me
My God is all Compassion

16. God’s Lion-Power

Yesterday
I desired to be
God’s Lion-Power.

Today
I desire to be
God’s Deer-Speed.

Tomorrow
I shall desire to be
God’s Lamb-Fondness

17. What You Did

God wanted you
To go to Him untouched.
But what you did,
You know!
You went to God unchanged!

18. Are You Tired, O Lord?

Are You, O Lord,
Tired of being good?
It seems You are.

Are You, O Lord,
Tired of being divine?
It seems You are.

Are You, O Lord,
Tired of being perfect?
It seems You are.

O my Lord Supreme,
Then do bless me
With your Goodness-Heart,
Divinity Life and Perfection-Role.

19. Two Observers

God watched me
From the sky
With His unchanging Compassion.
I watched God from the ground
With my increasing hesitation.

20. The Boon

Scold me, my Lord, untiringly.
Insult me, my Lord, unreservedly.
But, my Lord, do not forget Your Boon.
You told me millions of years ago
That You would grant me the capacity
To love You sleeplessly;
Something more, unconditionally.

The DVD Collection of kedarvideo

dvds-sri-chinmoyThe 108 DVD’s Kedar Misani (kedarvideo) produced on the different activities of spiritual master Sri Chinmoy (1931-2007) from the years 1985 to 2007 are now available on a new website, including the cover picture, the content and the archival number. The videos show the master in all his major activities such as meditations, singing and composing new mantric songs in Bengal and in English, reciting poems, giving talks, performing in concerts, promoting peace and harmony, painting, practising many forms of sports as well as weight-lifting achievemments. All DVD’s are available in PAL and NTSC. A selection of videos or sections of them are also available on srichinmoy.tv.

Longest Garland: Ashrita doubles his previous record

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Ashrita Furman and 200 meditation students of Sri Chinmoy from 35 countries – including France, Germany, Guatemala, Italy, Portugal and Russia – made the world’s longest flower garland together, dedicated to Sri Chinmoy’s 50 years of work for world peace. Sri Chinmoy is a renowned peace visionary who founded the Oneness-Home Peace Run, world’s largest torch relay for peace which went trough Portugal several times, and passed on seven years ago. The team created the 5 mile (8.046 km) string of flowers, which consisted of 180,000 carnations of various colours, in multiple loops at Joseph-Austin-Fieldin in the borough Queens of New York. The supersized garland weighing 4000 lb (1800 kg) ensures Ashrita Furman a new entry in the Guinness Book of Records. The previous record of a 5 km (3.1 mile) garland was set by a team in India, four month after Ashrita had broken the record with a 2.15 mile garland in 2011. Ashrita Furman, a 59-year-old health food store manager from Queens, New York currently holds 206 Guinness World Records, including the official record for “the most records held at the same time by an individual”. A video of the previous record in 2011 can be seen on vimeo.com / Photos: Jowan.

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