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40 Sri Chinmoy Quotes On Love, Death, and Running

Sri Chinmoy (1931-2007) was a spiritual teacher who advocated selfless service as a path to outer and inner peace. He also advocated the philosophy of self-transcendence, through which an individual can conquer his mind’s limitations by expanding one’s consciousness.

Moreover, Sri Chinmoy taught that human beings can reach greater spiritual heights through creative pursuits and athletic activities. He was a frequent participant in marathons organized by the Marathon Team.

List Of 40 Sri Chinmoy Quotes On Love, Death, and Running:

#1 “Be sincere in your thoughts, be pure in your feelings. You will not have to run after happiness. Happiness will run after you.”

#2 “Judge nothing, you will be happy. Forgive everything, you will be happier. Love everything, you will be happiest.”

#3 ”When you have discovered your true self, you will see that there is nobody imperfect on earth. Everybody is perfect in you.”

#4 ”Our mind thinks of death. Our heart thinks of life. Our soul thinks of Immortality.”

#5 “Death is not the end death can never be the end. Death is the road. Life is the traveler. The Soul is the Guide”

#6 “Gratitude is the sweetest thing in a seeker’s life – in all human life. If there is gratitude in your heart, then there will be tremendous sweetness in your eyes.”

#7 ”Many spiritual seekers have come to the conclusion that a vegetarian is in a position to make quick progress in the spiritual life. But along with a vegetarian diet, one must pray and meditate.”

#8 “Poise is an unseen power, and this unseen power is always ready to come to the aid of the outer action.”

#9 “Look at your heart-flower and smile. You will be able to solve your most pressing problems.”

#10 “World-peace can be achieved when the power of love replaces the love of power.”

#11 “Fear is a real enemy. What does it do? It buys our coffin long before we are destined to die.”

#12 “Do you want to make progress? If so, then take each problem not as a challenging rival, but as an encouraging friend of yours, who is helping you to arrive at your ultimate destination.”Sri Chinmoy

#13 “Every day there is only one thing to learn: how to be honestly happy.”

#14 “Try not to change the world. You will fail. Try to love the world. Lo, the world is changed. Changed forever.”

#15 ”A flower is all purity. Try to identify yourself with the consciousness of the flower or with the purity of the flower.”

#16 “Do you want to change the world? Then change yourself first. Do you want to change yourself? Then remain completely silent inside the silence-sea.”

#17 “Man invents war. Man discovers peace. He invents war from without. He discovers peace from within. War man throws. Peace man sows. The smile of war is the flood of human blood. The smile of peace is the love, below, above.”

#18 “The inner light actually comes from the soul; it is already inside us. The moment we can have free access to our soul, we will see that this light is coming to the fore to permeate our whole outer existence.”

#19 “Instead of telling the world what it is supposed to do, why don’t you immediately do it yourself? In this way, I assure you, your happiness will be surprisingly multiplied.”

#20 “You must never forget that greatness does not guarantee happiness but goodness always does”

#21 “Wherever you go, go with inspiration and aspiration. Whatever you do, do with love and concern. Whomever you see, see with purity’s beauty and responsibility’s glory.”

#22 ”If you are all pride and ego, then nobody will be able to get anything worthwhile from you. When you have genuine humility, it is a sign that you have something to offer to mankind.”

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#23 ”Limited love does not offer gratitude. Limited love is immediately bound by something- by constant desires or constant demands. But when it is unlimited love, constant love, then gratitude comes to the fore. This love becomes all gratitude.”Sri Chinmoy Quotes

#24 “If we can feel that it is not our voice, not our fingers, but some reality deep inside our heart which is expressing itself, then we will know that it is the soul’s music.”

#25 “True humility means giving joy to others.”

#26 “Peace will come about in the world from the perfection of individuals. If you have peace, I have peace, he has peace, and she has peace, then automatically universal peace will dawn.”

#27 “Be kind, be all sympathy, for each and every human being is forced to fight against himself.”

#28 “If we feel inwardly strong, we will have no need or desire to speak ill of others.”

#29 ”There are some people who are of the opinion that simplicity is almost tantamount to stupidity. But simplicity and stupidity are like the North Pole and the South Pole. One can be as simple as a child and, at the same time, one can have boundless knowledge, light, and wisdom.”

#30 “Truth is in all, but love is all.”

#31 “You hate someone whom you really wish to love, but whom you cannot love. Perhaps he himself prevents you. That is a disguised form of love.”

#32 “I love my enemies for two reasons: they inspire me to recognize my weakness. They also inspire me to perfect my imperfect nature.”

#33 “If failure has the strength to turn your life into bitterness itself, then patience has the strength to turn your life into the sweetest joy. Do not surrender to fate after a single failure. Failure, at most, precedes success.”

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#34 “Now is the time to make good use of time. Today is the day to begin a perfect day.”

#35 “Just one smile immensely increases the beauty of the universe.”

#36 “Be universal in your love. You will see the universe to be the picture of your own being.”

#37 ”In my teachings, the vegetarian diet plays a most important role. In order to become pure, a vegetarian diet helps us considerably.”

#38 “Hate is often an obverse form of love. You hate someone whom you really wish to love but whom you cannot love.”

#39 “Remain cheerful, for nothing destructive can pierce through the solid wall of cheerfulness.”

#40 “I am very happy because I have conquered myself and not the world. I am very happy because I have loved the world and not myself.”

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