'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.
Sri Chinmoy meets an old friendPradhan Balter Chicago, United States
Running and MeGarga Chamberlain Bristol, United Kingdom
The happiest I've ever beenGabriele Settimi San Diego, United States
The day I recieved my spiritual nameBanshidhar Medeiros San Juan, Puerto Rico
Listen to the inner voiceVidura Groulx Montreal, Canada
A vision at 3 a.m in the morningAbarita Dänzer Zürich, Switzerland
In the Whirlwind of LifePradeep Hoogakker The Hague, Netherlands
Running for PeaceJogyata Dallas Auckland, New Zealand
Spiritual FriendsPreetidutta Thorpe Auckland, New Zealand
Failures are the pillars of successAnugata Bach New York, United States
The Random DogToshala Elliott Auckland, New Zealand
Sri Chinmoy performs on the world's largest organPrachar Stegemann Canberra, Australia
interviews with Sri Chinmoy's students