First steps on the Spiritual Path

Abhinabha Tangerman - Amsterdam, HollandWhat really appealed to me was the combination of a profound and soulful inner life with a dynamic and versatile outer life. More »What really appealed to me was the combination of a profound and soulful inner life with a dynamic and versatile outer life. More »Adesh Widmer - Zurich, SwitzerlandMy inner urge for a higher life had once again been awakened, and I felt that 'the real thing' was still missing from my life. More »My inner urge for a higher life had once again been awakened, and I felt that 'the real thing' was still missing from my life. More »Apaga Renner - Graz, AustriaThe initial curiosity gave way to calm certainty and the joy of silence, a silence in which I can now dive every day. More »The initial curiosity gave way to calm certainty and the joy of silence, a silence in which I can now dive every day. More »Upasevanam and Mahanidhi - Milan, ItalyWe wanted a real Master, a living top-class Master. I used to cry every day because I was not born in the era of the Buddha, a real Master. More »We wanted a real Master, a living top-class Master. I used to cry every day because I was not born in the era of the Buddha, a real Master. More »Menaka Ait-Ouyahia - Ottawa, CanadaThat was what I had always wanted: to give first and foremost importance to my spiritual life. So I decided to try this path. More »That was what I had always wanted: to give first and foremost importance to my spiritual life. So I decided to try this path. More »Pradeep Hoogakker - Den Haag, HollandNot only did the meditation techniques of Sri Chinmoy provide a definite sense of happiness, but my life had finally found its meaning in the pursuit of enlightenment or God-realisation, as Sri Chinmoy calls it. More »Not only did the meditation techniques of Sri Chinmoy provide a definite sense of happiness, but my life had finally found its meaning in the pursuit of enlightenment or God-realisation, as Sri Chinmoy calls it. More »Sarita Earp - Halifax, CanadaI had finally found what I had been searching for all those years. And 34 years later, I still say the same thing. More »I had finally found what I had been searching for all those years. And 34 years later, I still say the same thing. More »Shashanka Karlen - Geneva, SwitzerlandI slowly realised for myself that there were two things I needed in life to become really happy: meditation and a spiritual Master. More »I slowly realised for myself that there were two things I needed in life to become really happy: meditation and a spiritual Master. More »Tejvan Pettinger - Oxford, UKSri Chinmoy believes sport can play a significant role in an integral spiritual life. When I was 26, I started to enter some cycling races and found I did quite well. More »Sri Chinmoy believes sport can play a significant role in an integral spiritual life. When I was 26, I started to enter some cycling races and found I did quite well. More »Tirtha Voelckner - Munich, GermanyIn my almost 30 years as a disciple I have had so many inner and outer, challenging and happy experiences. My life is rich, inwardly rich. More »In my almost 30 years as a disciple I have had so many inner and outer, challenging and happy experiences. My life is rich, inwardly rich. More »Yasovati Steirer - Graz, AustriaOne day I saw a poster about a meditation workshop given by a disciple of Sri Chinmoy. At the workshop I felt something completely new: bubbling joy that only kept growing. More »One day I saw a poster about a meditation workshop given by a disciple of Sri Chinmoy. At the workshop I felt something completely new: bubbling joy that only kept growing. More »


11-10-rose-copy-200.jpgThese are stories written by disciples of Sri Chinmoy from all over the world.

They touch on the diverse range of experiences that drew them to Sri Chinmoy's path.


First steps on the path

databir-2.jpgDatabir Watters. New York, US.

Databir describes the spiritual experiences which led him to a spiritual path and his guru Sri Chinmoy.
     "...I wanted to make sure that Guru was the same as my experience on the boat, so I asked Guru inwardly to show me...." Read More »


sarama-2.jpgSarama Minoli. New York, US.

Sarama describes her early experiences with yoga and meditation, and her first meditation with Sri Chinmoy.
     "Considering that I entered this world as a fourth generation atheist, who would have predicted a future in the spiritual life for me?".... Read More »


pranam-horlbeck.jpgPranam Horlbeck - Zurich, Switzerland

"I felt in my heart that there must be more to life than just fulfilling the desires of the outer world... I saw a poster with a smiling picture of Sri Chinmoy and an aphorism, something about paradise being a state of consciousness. I immediately felt: this man is really happy – I want that happiness, too"  Read more »


antaranga.jpgAntaranga Gressenich - Munich, Germany

"God provided me with a clear mind and the ability to understand that power can change situations for a while, but that real and lasting change will start only when human beings feel more sympathy and love in their hearts and start to share. But how could I help to bring about this change?" . Read More »


sipra.jpgSipra Lloyd - Adelaide, Australia

Sipra talks about becoming Sri Chinmoy's student back in the 1970's, the various spiritual enterprises she has worked in over the years, and some of the inner and outer experiences she has had with Sri Chinmoy. Read More »


anandashru.jpgAnandashru Elliott - Auckland, New Zealand

Anandashru describes a spontaneous spiritual experience that set her on her spiritual journey.
     "I saw how all things are connected and that love is the key, and I was swept along and upward in a joyous unfolding vision of how this could blossom into Heaven on earth one day...Read More »


Stories from other sites

sumangali_1.jpgSumangali Morhall - York, GB

"I cannot account for my good fortune. I am small and full of imperfection, but divine love touches all creation like the fingers of the sun. Luckily we need not wait to deserve it..." Read more at Learning to Live on Sumangali.org


snatak.jpgSnatak Matthiasson  - Reykayavik, Iceland

Snatak Matthiasson from Iceland, interviewed by Utpal Marshall on perfectionjourney.org.
      
"There were moments there when I just knew I had found the real thing...Read article »


 

Video

Mandu Trummer, a musician from Salzburg, Austria, describes the beginning of his spiritual journey. (Source: Sri Chinmoy TV)