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An Ashram Jewel: Mulshankar
Stories by Chinmoy

Compiled by Vidagdha Bennett

One day I was going to the volleyball court. On the way, I met one of Sri Aurobindo’s main assistants. This gentleman used to massage Sri Aurobindo. His name was Mulshankar and I liked him very much. He was just going home after being upstairs in Sri Aurobindo’s room. He was so excited to see me. Read more

 

Chinmoy’s First Bengali Teacher: Prabhakar Mukherji
Stories by Chinmoy

Compiled by Vidagdha Bennett

My first Bengali teacher was my greatest admirer. His name was Prabhakar. He taught me Bengali and Sanskrit. I was not even six months in his class when he wrote an article about me! It was 26 pages long. This happened in 1944, the year I joined the Ashram. Read more

 

Chinmoy’s Mentor: Dr. Sisirkumar Ghose
Stories by Chinmoy

Compiled by Vidagdha Bennett

These stories were told by Sri Chinmoy over many years. He read the entire collection aloud to Arun Ghose, Mahatapa’s uncle and the nephew of Sisir-da, during Arun’s visit to New York on September 27th, 1997. At that time, Sri Chinmoy made many additions and improvements to the manuscript. The stories are all presented in his first-person speaking voice, as they were originally recorded. Read more

 

K.D. Sethna (Amal Kiran)
Stories by Chinmoy

Compiled by Vidagdha Bennett

K.D. Sethna is a renowned scholar, poet, cultural critic and philosopher, as well as the author of more than forty books. In addition, he is the founding editor of Mother India, a monthly cultural and literary magazine. K.D. Sethna is one of those who recognised Chinmoy’s budding poetic gifts and he became one of Chinmoy’s mentors. Read more

 

Sahana Devi
Stories by Chinmoy

Compiled by Vidagdha Bennett

I shall tell you a few stories about a singer of the supreme heights. Her name was Sahana Devi. She lived at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram as a most ardent disciple of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother for more than sixty years before she passed away in 1990. During my Ashram days, I basked in the sunshine of her affection. Read more

 

T.V. Kapali Sastry
Stories by Chinmoy

Compiled by Vidagdha Bennett

Sri Kapali Sastry (1886-1953) was a highly respected Vedic scholar and Sanskrit authority. Even after he became Sri Aurobindo’s disciple and entered the Ashram, he continued to write many commentaries and definitive works. The young Chinmoy had the immense good fortune to study under him in the Ashram school and the following anecdotes capture his love and respect for this great soul. Read more