Just go with it and jump!
This is one of the stories in our Story-Gems project, a collection of our experiences with our Guru, Sri Chinmoy. Project homepage »
One funny anecdote I would like to add is that I remember having an experience that was steering me towards something that I never expected or looked for, whatever I had imagined my life to be. It was towards something truly spiritual.
At first I really tried to suppress it and fight it because it was scary. But the moment I did that I would get so sick in my stomach that I could not function. And the moment I surrendered to it, I would have waves of joy.
Then I thought there has to be another way to go about it. So I would suppress it and fight it again and I would be sick to my stomach. The moment I surrendered to it, again I would feel peace and joy.
So the choice was very clear. I said okay, “I don’t have a choice here, let’s just go with it and jump.” And I did jump.
One Voice, One Divine Choice
One voice, one voice, one divine voice,
One choice, one choice, one supreme choice,
Have made my life
One voice, one divine voice,
One choice, one supreme choice.
Sri Chinmoy 1
- 1. A soulful cry versus a fruitful smile, Agni Press, 1977
Sri Chinmoy's students describe their inner and outer experiences.
Reflections on meditationJanaka Spence Edinburgh, United Kingdom
If I can smile like that, it's worth becoming a discipleMahatapa Palit New York, United States
The day I made a useless and ridiculous weightlifting machine for GuruDevashishu Torpy London, United Kingdom
A vision at 3 a.m in the morningAbarita Dänzer Zürich, Switzerland
All I needed was the Supreme, and I would always winPragati Pascale New York, United States
'You have to be like a warrior and fight'Mahiyan Savage San Diego, United States
The day my Guru accepted me as his discipleBanshidhar Medeiros San Juan, Puerto Rico
A demonstration of the Master’s occult powersArpan De Angelo New York, United States
The Random DogToshala Elliott Auckland, New Zealand
Your life's responsibilities compel you to develop inner strengthPradhan Balter Chicago, United States
So much longing, for somethingPushpa rani Piner Ottawa, Canada
Learning to follow my intuitionSaranyu Pearson Geelong, Australia
interviews with Sri Chinmoy's students