'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.
Learning to follow my intuitionSaranyu Pearson Geelong, Australia
Sri Chinmoy's opening meditation at the Parliament of World ReligionsPradhan Balter Chicago, United States
The Impact of a Yogi on My LifeAgni Casanova San Juan, Puerto Rico
The day when everything beganBhagavantee Paul Salzburg, Austria
Bhutan, A Country Less Travelled...Ambarish Keenan Dublin, Ireland
A Mountain MeditationJogyata Dallas Auckland, New Zealand
My wife's soul comes to visitJogyata Dallas Auckland, New Zealand
Check your Front TireArpan De Angelo New York, United States
In the Whirlwind of LifePradeep Hoogakker The Hague, Netherlands
'Always say things in such a way as to inspire people, not discourage them'Pradhan Balter Chicago, United States
People see something in Guru and want to be part of itSaraswati Martín San Juan, Puerto Rico
In the middle of an ocean of loveBhadra Kleinman New York
interviews with Sri Chinmoy's students