Ashram Notebooks


Early Writings

During his Ashram years, the young Chinmoy kept a vast number of soft-covered and inexpensive lined notebooks in which he recorded his poems, essays and dramatic works. He used English, Bengali and French as his medium of expression and frequently decorated the pages with artwork. Some of these notebooks are still in existence while others were lost over the years, mostly in transit between India and America. Read more



Notebook: 1948

by Sri Chinmoy

The following eleven poems are photocopied from Sri Chinmoy’s Notebook of 10 and 11 January 1948, with the addition of one poem from 15 August 1948. These poems were all written when he was sixteen years old. Sri Chinmoy’s original Bengali handwriting is hereby reproduced, as well as his own English translations… Read more



Enter We Must

by Sri Chinmoy

This is a rare excerpt from Sri Chinmoy’s unfinished epic, begun in India in 1948. He worked on it extensively over the next few years, but it seems he did not continue with the project after he came to the West in 1964. Like Sri Aurobindo’s “Savitri”, this epic is also written in unrhymed iambic pentameter. Read more and listen to Sri Chinmoy’s own recitation.