Sri Chinmoy achieves a standing vertical jump of 33 inches, at his home in Jamaica, New York.

my long-lost jumping thrills –
standing high jump 33 inches!”
— Sri Chinmoy



by Sri Chinmoy


Today I took predictions from the children singers and others on what I will be lifting with two arms by the time my birthday arrives on August 27th.

Most of the little girls said 270 pounds, but one girl is the best. She predicted I will lift 330 pounds in each arm. Savyasachi said 230, and Mridanga and Dhanu both said 300. Then Pranika had to come and say 550 pounds. Where did she get that figure?

Published in A Mystic Journey in the Weightlifting World, part 3


Swim in the Sea of Light!

A talk by Sri Chinmoy
to his students at Aspiration-Ground in Jamaica, New York


Please try various methods to inspire seekers, including running races and also swimming races. In Australia, Switzerland and a few other countries, our disciples have swimming races. If you have a swimming pool, you can have races of 100 metres or 400 metres or one mile. You can rent a swimming pool for a day.

Do you not swim? I want you to swim in the sea of light! You have joined the spiritual path, so you are not swimming any more in the sea of ignorance. Now you are supposed to swim every day, every hour in the sea of light!

Easily you can have short-distance races in a swimming pool. You can have races for different types of swimming strokes.

Cycle races I do not advise, because accidents can take place. But there will be no problem with swimming. I would like to hear from you that you will have swimming races. Swimming, swimming!

Published in The Temple and the Shrine