The Divine Smile

The photographs in this slideshow do not only show Sri Chinmoy (1931-2007) in a meditative state, they also let us remember that the master’s smile always was part of his life. When he met disciples, when he gave out prasad (sanctified food) and when he met with world-famous figures from all walks of life. It is this smile which attracted seekers everywhere, it is this smile that was shining from concert and workshop posters, and it is this smile that was being spread when he appeared on a TV show. You could not approach him with your mind because immediately after meeting him you felt his sweetest heart-power. And this is the strength of a true spiritual master. Sri Chinmoy used words only if necessary, like in an interview, a conversation or a talk. But much stronger was his meditation and closely connected his divine smile, that will be with us for eternity.

I went through thousands of photographs of Sri Chinmoy from many of his most active photographers and compiled this slideshow, surrounded by his own flute music. Enjoy and keep these smiles in your heart! Length: 12:50 min / Edited by Kedar Misani.

Animal Kingdom 9 – Cat: Affection


Sri Chinmoy wrote a fascinating little compendium on the spiritual meaning of animals which was published by Agni Press in 1973. Today’s poem features the cat.

Cat: Affection

Cat, my cat,
You cry for constant affection.
I have affection plus compassion.
Stop crying,
Start smiling.
I tell you a supreme secret:
“I treasure your dependence.”

Sri Chinmoy, Animal Kingdom, Agni Press, 1973