Photo by Pulak Viscardi


Sri Chinmoy completes one mile of a Runners are Smilers race, racewalking in a time of 16 munites, 48 seconds in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil. At the race, Sri Chinmoy offers the following race prayer:


Race Prayer


My Lord Supreme,
My prayers cannot satisfy You.
My meditations cannot satisfy You.
What else, then, can I do for You
To satisfy You?

“My child,
How do you know
That your prayers and meditations
Are not satisfying Me?
They do satisfy Me.
But I want you to satisfy Me
Sleeplessly and breathlessly,
And infinitely more,
Infinitely more.”

Published in My Race-Prayers, part 1


Meditate before Running

by Sri Chinmoy
at the Rex Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam


Dear ones, this morning I saw many people running in the street. That is very good! You waited until six o’clock. You are not supposed to run before that. But I saw seven or eight girls just start running. It is good to pray and meditate one minute before you start. That I have been saying since time immemorial. But while I was inside the car this morning, seven or eight girls I saw come out of the hotel and immediately start running. One girl meditated for ten or twelve seconds, and the others started without meditating.

Kindly try if possible to meditate for a minute. If that is too much, at least for half a minute invoke the Presence of the Supreme, and then run.

To both the boys and the girls I wish to say that if you are going to run, at least for half a minute pray and meditate.

Published in Our Sweetest Oneness