'It was like I was seeing who Guru really was: this extraordinary, beautiful being inside a physical body'
This is one of the stories in our Story-Gems project, a collection of our experiences with our Guru, Sri Chinmoy. Project homepage »
I was asleep in New York when the phone rang, and I was invited to go up to Guru's house. That was about 1:00 in the morning. I went to his house, and there were about six boys and maybe six girls there in the room.
Guru didn't say very much, but he asked us to walk around the room as a walking meditation past him and round the back in a circle. We walked around him about seven or eight times very, very slowly.
When I walked past Guru, I began to see this extraordinary being that I had never really seen before. It was like I was seeing who Guru really was, this extraordinary, beautiful being inside a physical body. Guru looked like some very ancient, very majestic and quite incomprehensible spiritual force. I realised that I was really getting a glimpse of man in God or God in man, that there was this very powerful being inside the finite body that was Guru. I realised that Guru would always be beyond my comprehension, that my mind could not fathom how vast Guru really was.
Sri Chinmoy's students describe their inner and outer experiences.
Spiritual moments with my grandmotherPatanga Cordeiro São Paulo, Brazil
Believe, take a step and proceed: a 6-day race experienceSusan Marshall ,
Sri Chinmoy's opening meditation at the Parliament of World ReligionsPradhan Balter Chicago, United States
The Ever-Transcending GoalPreetidutta Thorpe Auckland, New Zealand
In the Right Place, At the Right TimeEshana Gadjanski Novi Sad, Serbia
If I could remember this in my daily life now, I'd be a very high soulCharana Evans Cardiff, Wales
The connection between Sri Chinmoy's music and my soulKamalakanta Nieves New York, United States
Learning to follow my intuitionSaranyu Pearson Geelong, Australia
Soul-Birds take flightJogyata Dallas Auckland, New Zealand
'You two have been friends for many hundreds of years'Jogyata Dallas Auckland, New Zealand
A Mountain MeditationJogyata Dallas Auckland, New Zealand
My 5 a.m. strategic meditationsSanchita Fleming Ottawa, Canada
interviews with Sri Chinmoy's students