— Miracle —

What is a miracle? A miracle is something unusual, unbelievable and unimaginable.

Some people enjoy it inwardly, but outwardly hate it, while others inwardly and outwardly enjoy it, still others inwardly and outwardly hate it.

Now if a man can walk on water, then he has performed a great miracle. If a man can fly in the sky, then he has performed a great miracle. If a man can destroy a country, then he has performed a great miracle. A boat sails on water. An aeroplane flies in the sky. A hydrogen bomb destroys a country. Poor man, he is running after these miracles. Alas, he has forgotten that it is he who



has built the boat. It is he who has prepared the plane. It is he who has made the bomb. The creator is fascinated by some creation of which he himself was the creator. He totally forgets this undeniable fact . Therefore he runs after the things that create tremendous curiosity in him.

Here we are all seekers. For us the greatest miracle is our God-realisation. The finite is realising the [in]finite. Earth-bound consciousness is embodying the infinite in revealing and manifesting the heaven-free consc. Today’s weakling shall become tomorrow’s God.


When we go deep within we discover that God-realisation is not a miracle at all. Who is superior – the creator or the creation? The creation and the creation. If the creator does not want to sail his boat, how can the boat sail. If the creator does not fly his plane, how can the plane fly? If the creator does not want to drop his bomb, how can the bomb drop itself?

[Bengali words – Christ]

It is infinitely more normal than all other things. God is the cosmic tree. Naturally, a tree will have branches, leaves and flowers and fruits. God is the sea. Naturally a sea will have surges, waves, drops. We are the surges, waves and drops.

When a spiritual master talks his miracle-power is not in lecturing words or


The miracle of a spiritual master is not in lecturing wonderfully but in meditating superbly. His miracle lies not in what he says. But what he is. Similarly the real miracle of man is not in what he says, or even does but what he inwardly and outwardly is.

[Bengali word]



The above draft formed the basis of Sri Chinmoy’s lecture, entitled ‘Miracles’, which he delivered at the University of Zurich in Switzerland, on 5 July 1974. The lecture was subsequently published in My Rose Petals, Part 4, by Agni Press in 1974.